Dog days, tomato hornworms, oregano

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 10, 2017

dog days

Dog Days bright and clear
Indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times, our hopes are vain

Monday, July 10, 2017
191st day of the year

Adam Petty (NASCAR driver) was born on this day in 1980.
Roger Rees (actor) 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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What Are the Dog Days?

What Are The Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they?  The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this page about the meaning and origins of the “Dog Days of Summer.”
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Tomato Hornworm Control

Tomato Hornworms
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in your garden.
Grow Your Own Oregano

Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Here’s how to grow oregano plants in your garden—plus, delicious recipes using oregano.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Make Stock Out of Scraps

How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps
Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly? Toss them together into the stockpot first to brew up a tasty, nutritious broth that adds a gourmet kick to a soup, stew, chowder, or casserole. 
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

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

Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Have you ever heard of solitary bees? We’re talking about the truly wild, native bees species—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are the super-pollinators of the garden. While honeybees have their place, it’s our native bees which are vital to our flowers and food. See how to bring these docile bees to your garden.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia!