- Trees that bloom twice in one year will have a bad crop. (Pap says he's seen June apples bloom twice more than once)
- If you spit in your hands when cutting wood-you'll have good luck. (Pap said-the spit just helps you hold on better. Holding on to the ax always = good luck)
- Don't plant your garden until the oak leaves are the size of mouse ears. (from B. Ruth)
- Always plant your potatoes on Good Friday.
- Plant your greenbeans on Good Friday.
- Anything planted on the first day of Spring will live.
- Bury nails around the roots of Hydrangea to make the blooms blue.
- Never plant vegetables that sound alike together. Think potato and tomato. (Pap told me that one)
- Never say thank you if someone shares their flowers or plant cuttings with you-if you do they will die. (I've heard this one my whole life-and man is it hard not to automatically say thank you when someone gives you plants)
- If you find a horse shoe in the garden-you should hang it in the nearest tree for good luck. (It's not as common to find horse shoes now-as it once was. I have found a few in the big garden-but I hung them on my porch instead of a tree)
Got any gardening folklore to add?