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CHOP UP AN ASPIRIN AND PUT IT IN THE GROUND WITH THE SEED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): PLANTING CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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GROUND

A FARMER TESTS HIS GROUND FOR PLANTING POTATOES BY PULLING DOWN
HIS PANTS AND SITTING ON HIS FRESHLY PLOWED GROUND. IF THE GROUND
IS COLD, PLANTING IS NOT POSSIBLE. IF THE GROUND IS WARM, GOOD
RESULTS WILL FOLLOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLANTING CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F476
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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PLANTING BELIEF

WHEN YOU WANT TO PLANT A ROSE BUSH FROM ONE OF ITS STEMS, CUT THE
STEM WITH FIVE LEAVES SHOWING; THEN PLANT THE STEM WITH ONLY TWO OF
THE LEAVES ABOVE GROUND AND THE ROSE BUSH WILL TAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBER ; PLANTING CUSTOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 04-04-1972

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PLANTING RULE

IT IS A CUSTOM IN THE VILLAGE OF WENGEN, SWITZERLAND THAT YOU NEVER
PLANT BEANS WHILE THE MOON IS GROWING (THE PHASE FROM A NEW
MOON TO A FULL MOON). IF THIS RULE IS VIOLATED, THE BEANS
"JUST DON'T GROW."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): PLANTING CUSTOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 10-28-1970

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