Watermelon Day, yarrow, blossom-end rot

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 3, 2017

hot summer

If the first week in August is unusually warm,
The winter will be white and long.

–proverb

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National Watermelon Day is August 3
National Watermelon Day is August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the perfect treat for a warm summer day. See how to pick the best watermelon and delicious watermelon recipes!
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Floral Butterfly Garden Stake

Complement those gorgeous flowers in your garden with this fun garden stake. This hand-painted beauty stands out in the sun with bright colors and metallic paint for an eye-catching finish that glistens. The perfect addition to your backyard oasis!

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Blossom-End Rot
Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.
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Yarrow
Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows. Here’s how to grow yarrow in your garden!
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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Watermelon Barbecue Steak Marinade Recipe From the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
Watermelon Barbecue Steak Marinade Recipe From the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
See how to make the Watermelon Barbecue Marinade recipe featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbook. In this video, we use the marinade to create a mouthwatering Watermelon BBQ Steak dinner—perfect for summer.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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

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