Farmer Wisdom

gleaned from the checker at Buchheit’s….

“Put your tomatoes out when the Oak leaves are as big as your thumbnail”

I would love to be a checker at Buchheit’s if it were closer.  The young lady on the register was telling us what she had learned that day from another customer.  The gentleman stated this and his rationale was that the Oak trees have developed to be able to tell when to put their leaves out and won’t do it until the weather is sufficiently clear.  Makes sense to me.  What other nuggets of information are we losing with our consumer culture?  This sounds like a great “rule of thumb” that should be passed on.  Even if it doesn’t work 100% of the time, I bet it provides for a fairly good success rate.


2 responses to “Farmer Wisdom

  1. That is very interesting. I have oak trees at our home in New Hampshire and our summer cottage in Maine. I’m going to see if that saying holds true this year.

  2. Head Farm Steward

    Tom Metcalf said you should plant corn when the oak leaves are as big as a squirrel’s ear.

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