Weed control tips, cosmos, great sandwiches

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 5, 2017

water meadow

Cool in the very furnace of July
The water-meadows lie;
The green stalks of their grasses and their flowers
They still refresh at fountains never dry

–John Drinkwater (1882–1937)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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How to Control Weeds

Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds that become invasive and problematic. And while some folks turn to dangerous chemicals, many weeds are actually resistant to herbicides and respond better to different methods of control. With these weed control techniques in your gardening arsenal, weeds won’t stand a chance!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. 


Out-of-this-World Cosmos

Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful daisy-like flowers that sit atop long slender stems. Blooming throughout the summer months, they attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. Growing easily from seeds, cosmos even survive in poor soil conditions! Here’s how to grow cosmos.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.


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When is the Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2020 for the U.S. and Canada.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

Makes a great stocking stuffer that will last all year long! Get free shipping on this item.

What's Happening in July?

The Month of July 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome July! We’re almost midway through this hottest month of our year. Next on the calendar is Bastille Day (July 14), which commemorates the start of the French Revolution. Enjoy learning a little history—and raise a toast to freedom!
What’s a successful gardener’s most useful tool? Knowledge!

Almanac Gardening Notebook 

Are you ever frustrated with dying plants, pest damage, and not knowing how to do better? It’s not too late to start a garden journal. Keep records so you know when pests arrive—and put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, and other notes. You’ll love our beautiful Garden Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. See the inside pages…


Discover a New Sandwich

10 Great Sandwich Recipes
Our all-time favorite sandwiches will brighten up your lunch with flavorful ingredients. This year, we’ve added several new sandwich recipes which are both easy-to-make and satisfying—including our Vermont Farm Sandwich (are you brave enough?), melty Grilled Cheese, and Turkey Green Apple Panini. Take a look!
Almanac Berry Basket

This super-strong 4-quart basket was designed with blueberry- and strawberry-picking in mind. It will hold four 1-quart berry containers. Comes in handy for farmers’ market shopping. Great for kitchen or craft storage, too.