harvesting onions, zucchini-lemon muffins, DYI fertilizer

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 17, 2017

bee in august

Silence again. The glorious symphony
Hath need of pause and interval of peace.
Some subtle signal bids all sweet sounds cease,
Save hum of insects’ aimless industry
.
–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

 

 

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Lemon-Zucchini Muffins
Lemon-Zucchini Muffins

Lemon-Zucchini Muffins

Shredded fresh zucchini doesn’t alter the flavor of these lemony muffins, but it does give them a moister texture and a nutritional boost.

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2018 Almanac Garden-Themed Weekly Planner and Organizer

Perfect for recording appointments, tasks, and special occasions. Covers 18 months with full-week calendar spreads. What’s more, it’s loaded with pretty plant illustrations, reliable gardening advice, timesaving tips, and a durable soft cover that lies flat!

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2018 Almanac Garden-Themed Weekly Planner and Organizer
 
Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
Fascinating Eclipse History

Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
The summer of 2017 brought the very first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776? Here are highlights of eight total solar eclipses that have hit American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence—plus, an update on the...

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Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!

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Onions
How to Harvest Onions

Onions
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. By midsummer, you can begin harvesting individual onions! Learn more about planting, growing, and harvesting onions for an endless supply in your garden.

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Feed Your Plants for Free
DIY Fertilizer

Feed Your Plants for Free
How and what you feed your plants with is important, especially if you garden organically. Many of us will prefer to avoid using commercial non-organic fertilizers, and opt for organic ones, and fortunately there is a way of making your own organic fertilizers for free. We’ll take you through the...

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What the Almanac Means to You
Readers' Letters

What the Almanac Means to You
“What Does the Almanac Mean to You?” This is a question we ask every year to you, our loyal readers. Your answers are as delightful and inspiring to read as the pages of any book—and filled with age-old wisdom and humor. Enjoy … and please add your own comment if you haven’t already!

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