As a child I would hear my parents and grandparents talk about the almanac. I figured it was like a diary and I had no interest in stuff like that. My uncle would talk about planting by the “signs” in the almanac. It made no sense to me, but the food was good, so it was ok. Harvesting was work, though. I wasn’t much interested in the work part, but I did my fair share so we (I) could eat. 🙂
A few years ago I picked up a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac just to see what was in it. I guess with age comes wisdom. I started to understand what my parents, grandparents, uncles and others liked and understood about this publication.
What do you want to know? It’s probably in there somewhere. Weather by region, best planting dates, Astronomy and articles in general, about things in general. Do you know the best days for fishing? Or when to sit outside and watch that awesome meteor shower? You can find out in the almanac.
Of course, you can find The Old Farmer’s Almanac online nowadays, but you can also buy it in stores like it has been forever and longer. I’d suggest you get a copy, look it over and enjoy a bit of reading. You might even learn when to plant *your* garden. 🙂