Almanac: August 2016

1st-5th Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.

6th-8th Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for planting above ground crops.

9th-10th Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.

11th-13th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

14th-15th A good time to plant aboveground crops.

16th-17th Barren days, fine for killing plant pests.

18th-19th Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.

20th-21st Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.

22nd-23rd Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

24th-25th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

26th-28th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.

29th-31st Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.