Anxiety relief, sweet pickles, grow eggplant

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 14, 2017

blue hydrangea with green leaves

this is the garden: colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night's outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow
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–e e cummings (1894–1962)

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Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

I thought it was about time I learned about pickling after a coworker brought in her homemade sweet pickles and the taste evoked nostalgia.I admit to taking the easy route and opting for Sweet Refrigerator Pickles—it was my first time, after all.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to 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, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow

Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest eaters? In this short video, discover seven naturally sweet fruits and vegetables that are sure to keep even the sweetest tooth happy!
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What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil

Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something. Here are common weeds and that they say about your soil—plus photos. Let us know what you learn!
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The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.

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Eggplants
Eggplants

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. Eggplant tastes best when harvested young. See more about growing and harvesting these lovely deep purple vegetables—one of our favorites on the grill!
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Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress

Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve anxiety naturally.
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