Chinese Sayings about Grain in Ear芒种农谚
In ancient China, farmar summerize a lot of useful Chinese farmer sayings about Grain in Ear.
Grain in Ear and the Summer Solstice are full of rainfalls. If not, droughts will happen. (Guangdong Province)
Rainfall during Grain in Ear, floods during Dragon Boat Festival. (Hunan Province)
Frequent rainfall in Grain in Ear and Summer Solstice, typhoon comes late. Less rainfall in Grain in Ear and Summer Solstice, typhoon comes early. (Fujian Province)
People are afraid of thunder in Grain in Ear and afraid of north winds in the Summer Solistice. (Jiangsu, Anhui, Sichuan, Hubei and Guizhou Provinces)
If there are south winds during Grain in Ear, rivers and ponds will be full of water. (Hunan Province)
If there are much north winds during Grain in Ear, crops will die from droughts. (Jiangsu and Hebei Provinces)
There is a saying which goes, “getting busy with planting in Grain in Ear period”. In Chinese, Grain in Ear is “Mangzhong”. “Mang” refers to crops such as barley and wheat that are becoming ripe. “Zhong” means seeds and rudely implies that the busiest season of planting crops such as millet. Because it is hot and the typical summer weather has come, Grain in Ear is considered the cut-off point for crops. The survival rate of crops becomes lower and lower after Grain in Ear. That’s why people are getting very busy with planting in Grain in Ear.