Almanac: August 2017

1st - 2nd Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

3rd - 5th A good time to plant above ground crops.

6th - 7th Barren days, fine for killing plant pests.

8th - 10th Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.

11th - 12th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.

13th - 14th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

15th - 16th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

17th - 18th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.

19th - 22nd Best for killing weeds, briers, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.

23rd - 25th Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for planting above ground crops.

26th - 27th Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other above ground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.

28th - 30th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

31st A good time to plant above ground crops.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.