Monday, August 21 will see one of the biggest celestial events in recent years across the US. A total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire US! The moon’s shadow will travel from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States with only a narrow zone, called the path of totality, experiencing a total solar eclipse.
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.