More hurricanes expected, herb lore, houseplant tips

Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 25, 2017

bee on clover

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)


Friday, August 25, 2017
237th day of the year

Rachael Ray (chef) was born on this day in 1968.
Neil Armstrong (astronaut; first to set foot on the Moon) died on this day in 2012.

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Rain Falls, Power Fails, Cummins Works

Hurricane Forecast Raised

Extremely Active 2017 Hurricane Season Predicted
The 2017 hurricane forecast just got updated—and NOAA predicts “an extremely active storm season,” which could be the most active


Remember when the power went out…

…and you wished you had a generator? Not everyone knows how much power they use, and even fewer are aware of their emergency power needs. We found this easy-to-use calculator to help you get an idea of what you’ll need.
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Potato Blight

5 Ways to Control Potato Blight
Potato blight first shows itself as brownish-black spots on leaves, but before long the potato foliage can completely collapse and the potatoes themselves will rot.
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!)
Growing Coriander and Cilantro

Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow coriander and cilantro in your garden.
Great Houseplant Tips

Houseplant Growing Tips
Houseplants can add color and beauty to your home! Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years!