Growing tomatoes, fridge pickles, powdery mildew

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 20, 2017

cows in summertime

In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud 'neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer's day
–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
201st day of the year

Carlos Santana (musician) was born on this day in 1947.
Tammy Faye Messner died on this day in 2007.


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How to Make Fridge Pickles

How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle cucumbers is much easier than you might think. No canning or special equipment is required with this refrigerator pickles recipe! It’s simple, easy, and surprisingly delicious!
Bug Out! Spray Herbal Guard Scent

Unique, DEET-free, and incredibly effective blend utilizes Mother Nature’s best defenses—100% pure plant essences—to deter biting insects in a way that’s safe for you and the environment.
Summer Peach Salsa

Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa

This peach salsa recipe is a wonderful recipe for peach season—and summertime. Grab some peaches, onions, and tomatoes at the local farmers’ market!

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
Tomato Growing Guide

Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes!
Prevent Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew
Wondering about that white fungus on your plants? The fungal disease powdery mildew affects a wide variety of plants and takes away a plant’s nutrients. This causes the plant to bloom less and become weaker.
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. 
Arthritis Relief

Natural Remedies for Arthritis
If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints caused by inflammation, see our natural remedies for arthritis.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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