Ripeness guide, growing figs, eclipse safety

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still
–Archibald Lampman (1861–99)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
199th day of the year

Kristen Bell (actress) was born on this day in 1980.
George Coe (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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Ripeness Guide

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to pick vegetables at the peak of flavor? When is your fruit ripe for picking? See our fruit and vegetable harvesting guide for the most common vegetables and fruit. Pick at the peak—in the garden and in the market!
Eclipse Eye Safety

How to Safely View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Is it dangerous to stare at the Sun—or, a solar eclipse? As we prepare for the 2017 total solar eclipse, here are eclipse safety tips to protect your eyes—from eclipse sunglasses to welder’s goggle filters—and a few things they don’t tell you.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Best Strawberries to Grow

Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
If you love strawberries as much as I do, why not try growing some of these luscious berries yourself? The hardest part is deciding what kind of strawberries to grow.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Yes, You Can Grow Figs!

Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s how to grow fig trees at home!
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Makes a great stocking stuffer that will last all year long! Get free shipping on this item.
Why Onions Make Us Teary

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous?  Enjoy these onion facts—and some folklore.
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.