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Calendar: Holidays, Best Days, Seasons, Folklore | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Upcoming Holidays

Burns Night

Month of February

Chinese New Year

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Look inside Almanac’s beautiful calendars, packed with seasonal wit, wisdom, and smiles!

Planting Calendar

Fishing Calendar

Question of the Day

Do herbs grow well indoors during the winter months?
Herbs do grow well indoors, and although the harvest will be smaller than with garden plants, you can produce plenty. You’ll need a site with lots of sun. Select good containers and potting mixes, and provide regular water and fertilizer. When in doubt, choose clay pots. Rosemary likes dry soil. Mint likes plenty of moisture. Oregano and thyme may need pruning to prevent them from taking over others. Be on the lookout for indoor pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.

Puzzle of the Day

What is that which was tomorrow, and will be yesterday?
Today

Advice of the Day

Lemons are great for cleaning piano keys, china, glass, baby bottles, porcelain, marble, and copper.

Word of the Day

Pyrheliometer
An instrument that measures direct solar radiation.

Home Hint of the Day

An old-time way of filling surface scratches in wooden furniture is to rub the scratches with a piece of walnut meat, then polish with a soft rag.