When to Plant, Wean, Castrate, Build Fences, Harvest
I was told by an old friend back in the 60s to cut my onions in the yard "when the moon was in the heart" and I wouldn't have to worry about them growing back . It worked.
Can you please tell me when is the moon in the heart ? My onions are back ! In Va.
When the Moon is in the astrological sign of Leo, it is said to be in the “heart,” as each zodiac sign is associated with a part of the body. Leo is a good time for controlling weeds, according to astrology. The Moon will next be in Leo on March 31 and April 1, 2023. For more dates when the Moon will be in Leo, you can check the Moon’s Astrological Place table on page 225 of the print or digital edition of The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac. If you don’t have a copy with you, you can purchase one via Almanac.com/Store or through a local retailer (you can go to https://www.almanac.com/wheretobuy to find local retailers in your area). You can also order by calling 1-800-ALMANAC (1-800-256-2622) and selecting option #2.
Hope this helps, and good luck with the onions!
In January and February, I usually burn my fields in New Mexico to rid them of the dead clover, catnip and other perennials. What moon phase is recommended for burning? I would think the last quarter, but wanted your thoughts. Thanks!
Yes, we would consider that to be “destroying weeds,” so that period of time would be suitable!
See the Best Days Calendar for that information and more each month! https://www.almanac.com/bestdays/calendar
Is there a certain time that is better than another for laying gravel in our driveway. I have heard that if it is put down at the wrong time it will not stay on the driveway. Thank you.
As far as we could determine, some advise putting down gravel during the light of the Moon, especially the full Moon. It also helps to do so when the Moon is in the astrological sign of Taurus, Leo, or Aquarius (the fixed signs). The full Moon is today, August 15 (2019), with the sign in Aquarius. If today is too late, then you might wait until the Moon begins to wax again (new to full). For example, within the range of Aug 30-Sept 14 (new to full), the next best times might be when the Moon is in Aquarius on Sept 10 and 11 (2019). (The Moon’s place in Taurus and Leo do not occur within that range of dates.) Hope this helps!