Old-time farmers and gardeners looked to nature to know when to plant seeds. This is called "phenology." Watch video.
I'd Love To Learn the Clues! I do not use these techniques only because I do not know them. However, I know my Grandfather Raymond Heichelbech used many of them and was successful. I would love to learn how to read nature in my gardening practices, thus being more in harmony with Her.
Plant corn when oak leaves are the size of a squirrels ear.
Okra and other warm season crops when walnuts and pecans leaf out.
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