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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 May 2022
ActivityBest Days
bakeMay 5, May 6
begin diet to gain weightMay 1, May 11
begin diet to lose weightMay 24, May 29
begin logging
breed animals
brew beer or ciderMay 14, May 15
can or pickle vegetables and fruitMay 22, May 23, May 24
castrate animalsMay 20, May 21
color hairMay 1, May 27, May 28
cut hair to discourage growthMay 27, May 28
cut hair to encourage growthMay 12, May 13
cut hayMay 25, May 26
destroy pests and weedsMay 25, May 26
dry fruit, vegetables, or meatMay 25, May 26
end projectsMay 30
get marriedMay 12, May 13
go campingMay 16, May 17
graft or pollinateMay 5, May 6
harvest aboveground cropsMay 10, May 11
harvest belowground cropsMay 27, May 28
have dental careMay 10, May 11
make jams or jelliesMay 22, May 23, May 24
make sauerkrautMay 22, May 23, May 24
pick fruitMay 10, May 11
plant aboveground cropsMay 5, May 6
plant belowground cropsMay 22, May 23, May 24
prune to discourage growthMay 25, May 26
prune to encourage growthMay 7, May 8, May 9
quit smokingMay 24, May 29
set posts or pour concreteMay 18, May 19
slaughter livestockMay 14, May 15
start projectsMay 1
straighten hairMay 16, May 17
wean animals or childrenMay 24, May 29