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Best Days by Activity

The Old Farmer's Almanac's Best Days for 2022 by Activity! Find out when to start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, plant vegetables, quit smoking, lose weight, wean, mow grass to slow growth, and more activities, based on the Moon’s sign. For all 12 months of Best Days, pick up a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac!

To determine the Best Days, we look at several factors, including the position of the Moon in the 12 signs of the Zodiac, as well as the lunar phasePlanetary relationships may also be considered. When positions and/or phases are suitable, tradition says that activities are more likely to yield favorable results.

Best Days by Activity for January 2022
ActivityBest Days
bakeJan 15, Jan 16, Jan 17
begin diet to gain weightJan 7, Jan 12
begin diet to lose weightJan 22, Jan 26
begin loggingJan 2, Jan 3, Jan 29, Jan 30
breed animalsJan 25, Jan 26
brew beer or ciderJan 25, Jan 26
can or pickle vegetables and fruitJan 25, Jan 26
castrate animalsJan 4, Jan 5, Jan 31
color hairJan 10, Jan 11, Jan 12
cut hair to discourage growthJan 23, Jan 24
cut hair to encourage growthJan 10, Jan 11, Jan 12
cut hayJan 8, Jan 9
destroy pests and weedsJan 8, Jan 9
dry fruit, vegetables, or meatJan 27, Jan 28
end projectsJan 1
get marriedJan 23, Jan 24
go campingJan 1, Jan 27, Jan 28
graft or pollinateJan 15, Jan 16, Jan 17
harvest aboveground cropsJan 10, Jan 11, Jan 12
harvest belowground cropsJan 20, Jan 21, Jan 22
have dental careJan 20, Jan 21, Jan 22
make jams or jelliesJan 6, Jan 7
make sauerkrautJan 25, Jan 26
pick fruitJan 20, Jan 21, Jan 22
plant aboveground cropsJan 6, Jan 7
plant belowground cropsJan 25, Jan 26
prune to discourage growthJan 27, Jan 28
prune to encourage growthJan 8, Jan 9
quit smokingJan 22, Jan 26
set posts or pour concreteJan 2, Jan 3, Jan 29, Jan 30
slaughter livestockJan 25, Jan 26
start projectsJan 3
straighten hairJan 1, Jan 27, Jan 28
wean animals or childrenJan 22, Jan 26