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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 September 2022
ActivityBest Days
bakeSep 18, Sep 19, Sep 20
begin diet to gain weightSep 2, Sep 10
begin diet to lose weightSep 15, Sep 25
begin loggingSep 5, Sep 6
breed animalsSep 1, Sep 2, Sep 28, Sep 29
brew beer or ciderSep 1, Sep 2, Sep 28, Sep 29
can or pickle vegetables and fruitSep 18, Sep 19, Sep 20
castrate animalsSep 7, Sep 8
color hairSep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15
cut hair to discourage growthSep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15
cut hair to encourage growthSep 9, Sep 10
cut haySep 11, Sep 12
destroy pests and weedsSep 11, Sep 12
dry fruit, vegetables, or meatSep 21, Sep 22
end projectsSep 24
get marriedSep 25, Sep 26, Sep 27
go campingSep 3, Sep 4, Sep 30
graft or pollinateSep 18, Sep 19, Sep 20
harvest aboveground cropsSep 1, Sep 2
harvest belowground cropsSep 23, Sep 24
have dental careSep 23, Sep 24
make jams or jelliesSep 9, Sep 10
make sauerkrautSep 18, Sep 19, Sep 20
pick fruitSep 23, Sep 24
plant aboveground cropsSep 1, Sep 2, Sep 28, Sep 29
plant belowground cropsSep 18, Sep 19, Sep 20
prune to discourage growthSep 21, Sep 22
prune to encourage growthSep 3, Sep 4
quit smokingSep 15, Sep 25
set posts or pour concreteSep 5, Sep 6
slaughter livestock
start projectsSep 26
straighten hairSep 3, Sep 4, Sep 30
wean animals or childrenSep 15, Sep 25