Weed control tips, cosmos, great sandwiches

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
186th day of the year

Dolly the sheep (first cloned mammal) was born on this day in 1996.
Sakari Momoi (at the time of his death, he was the world's oldest man at 112 years old) died on this day in 2015.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

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How to Control Weeds

Weed Control Techniques
Weeds can be quite a nuisance in the garden, so here are some techniques for ridding your property of these problematic plants.
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 annuals, grown for their showy flowers. The flowerheads may be bowl– or open cup–shaped and sit atop long stems. Here’s how to grow cosmos flowers in your garden.
The 2018 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.  
When is the Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2017 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 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about everywhere in the country is above 70ºF, and thunderstorms are nearly as abundant as ants at a picnic.
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

Ten Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these ten flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a variety of ingredients, these convenient meals are true tastebud tempters!  See the video at the bottom of the page for how to make a perfectly melty grilled sandwich.
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.