"September blow soft till the fruit's in the loft."
Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Off-shore hurricane, rain mostly in the east (1, 2) turning fair and warm (3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Scattered storms (8, 9) with fair and humid weather (10, 11, 12, 13, 14). Atlantic hurricane with severe storms and heavy rain (15, 16, 17) turning warm and humid again (18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23). Off-shore hurricane, rain mostly in the east (24, 25); more storm (26, 27) turning fair and cooler (28, 29, 30).
Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees some possible tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region from 15th to the 18th of the month.
Full Moon: September’s Full Moon is most famously known as the Harvest Moon. It is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox. During this time, the moon would rise very soon after the sun would set on several successive days, giving the farmer a few extra hours of ‘light’ and a little more time to finish up their daily
chores. In 2014, the Autumnal Equinox will occur on Monday, September 22nd. The Full Moon closest to that date occurs on Monday, September 8th and is therefore, the Harvest Moon for 2014.
Holidays: In 2014, Labor Day falls on the first Monday, September 1st and Citizenship Day is on observed on Wednesday, September 17th. In 2014, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is celebrated on Wednesday, September 24th.
The Garden: Remember that fall is for planting! Plant cabbages, peas, fennel, cauliflower, lettuce, Swiss chard, onions, leeks, Chinese peas, and endive crops for late autumn harvest. Also, try beets, turnips, spinach, radishes, collards and broccoli but be sure to water them thoroughly after planting. Other fast-growing vegetables
to consider are arugula and kale. Don’t forget to consider what your flower garden might need. Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost. Plant pansies quickly so they can develop reliable roots before soil gets too cold (fall-planted pansies will survive winter!). Bring summer vacationing houseplants
back indoors while the windows are still open. Inspect every plant very closely for any hitchhiking pests.
J. Gruber’s Thought For Today’s Living
"Every person has two educations – one that he receives from others and one more important which he gives himself"
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