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Today is Day 271 of 2022

84 days until winter begins

Question of the Day

What should I do in the fall to care for my strawberry plants?

Upcoming Holidays

Frances Willard Day

Michaelmas

Month of October

Child Health Day

Word of the Day

Plough Monday
The first Monday after Epiphany and Plough Sunday was so called because it was the day that men returned to their plough, or daily work, at the end of the Christmas holiday. It was customary for farm laborers to draw a plough through the village, soliciting money for a “plough-light,” which was kept burning in the parish church all year. In some areas, the custom of blessing the plough is maintained.

Puzzle of the Day

Formed long ago, yet made today; And most employed when others sleep; What few would like to give away; And fewer still to keep. (What is being described?)

Bed

Planting Calendar

Gardening for Everyone

Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Find our FREE online series of step-by-step guides! Think of it as a “Gardening 101” masterclass with your trusted Almanac gardening experts as your teachers. Learn more!

Next Full Moon

The October full Moon, the Full Hunter's Moon, will occur on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Sunrise and Sunset

Also, see moon rise and visible planets for your area.

About The Almanac

About the Almanac

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