windowsill herbs, first day of seasons, sweet potatoes

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 21, 2017

natural rose

Over! The sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)


Thursday, September 21, 2017
264th day of the year

Cheryl Hines (actress) was born on this day in 1965.
Richard D. Trentlage (composed advertising jingles, including "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener . . .") died on this day in 2016.


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Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months of warm temperatures, though there are varieties that will grow in northern gardens, too. They are surprisingly easy to grow and just a few plants can produce a generous harvest. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest delicious sweet potatoes in your garden.
Family Roots Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic deep color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest. 
Bringing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors through the rest of the year. Now that summer is winding down, it is time to think about bringing some of our favorites indoors. Here are seven herbs that will grow well on a sunny windowsill or under lights.
Northern Pike Coat Rack

The five coat hooks resemble fishing lures!
Walk or Run?

Should You Walk or Run in the Rain?
It’s storm season. You finish dinner at a restaurant and it’s suddenly pouring.  You gaze at your car parked not so far away.  Is it better to walk or run in the rain?
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
When to Fish

Best Fishing Days and Times
The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally more active.
2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Buy 2 or more calendars and get free shipping with promo code: FREESHIP
Health-Boosting Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this traditional tonic to help ward off cold-weather illnesses. It’s not only super healthy, but also super delicious!