Original French: quand il rencontre terrouoir doulx,
Modern French: quand il rencontre terrouoir doulx,
Hemp demands a rich, manured, well-watered soil, or one that is level, moist, and deeply worked. Six grains of this seed to the square foot are planted at the rising of Arcturus, which means toward the end of February, about the sixth or fifth day before the Calends of March; and yet no harm will be done in planting it up to the spring equinox if the weather is rainy.
On Agriculture (De Re Rustica)
Harrison Boyd Ash [1891–1944], translator
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1941
Loeb Classical Library