Gardening Tips for August From the Farmer’s Almanac
5th-7th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
8th-9th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
10th-11th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.
12th-16th Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.
17th-19th Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for other above ground crops.
20th-21st Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other above ground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.
22nd-24th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
25th-26th A good time to plant above ground crops.
27th-28th Barren days, fine for killing plant pests.
29th-30th Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.
31st Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.
Mike in the 'boro says
What is the logic with these particular days? Moon phases? Guesses of when rain or heat conditions will occur?
Yes, moon phases.