Best firewood, indoor bug invaders, bagels

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 25, 2017

raindrops on aster

O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane
.
–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

 

 

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Insects Invading Your Home?
Get Rid of House Bugs

Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your walls, and sometimes into your home’s interior, trying to find somewhere to stay warm for the winter.

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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. 

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Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Best Firewood

Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you use firewood to heat your home? Here is a list of the best types of firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.

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Why Practice Crop Rotation?

Crop Rotation: How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow vegetables in different areas of your garden each year to keep them healthy and combat pests! Learn about crop rotation in the video above.

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The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

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

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The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar
 
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Behind-the-Scenes Look

How the Almanac is Made
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at The Old Farmer’s Almanac printing press. See how the Almanac is made right here in the U.S.A.  Click here to look inside the new 2018 edition—and pick up a copy!

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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
 
Rose's Bagels
Make Your Own Bagels!

Rose's Bagels

Even the most timid cook can learn how to make plump, glossy bagels if Rose’s directions are followed carefully.

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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

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The Almanac Garden Hod