Successive planting, corn and bean pitas, watering wisely

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 22, 2018


When sun-rays crown thy pine-clad hills
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land.

–Sir Cavendish Boyle (1849–1916)

Friday, June 22, 2018
173rd day of the year

Dan Brown (author) was born on this day in 1964.
George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live) died on this day in 2008.

Gardening Notebook > Learn More
Last Plantings

Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To calculate the best time to plant your second (or third!) vegetable crop, look at the first expected frost dates in the chart and choose the date that comes closest.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
How to Water Wisely

Watering Wisely in the Garden
To perform its very best, your garden needs to be watered properly, especially in the heat of summer. Get the hang of watering plants with these tips!
Corn and Black Bean Pitas

Corn and Black Bean Pitas

Looking for a quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful summer dish? Let us introduce you to our Corn and Black Bean Pitas!

Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Summer Salsa Salad

Summer Salsa Salad

This salsa salad earned first place in the 2011 Garden-Fresh Recipe Contest. The editors loved it! Serve as a side or serve with tortilla chips.

Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
Happy Birthday, Cancer!

Cancer Zodiac Sign
The symbol of the Cancer Zodiac Sign is usually the crab and its claws Cancer dates typically fall from June 21 to July 22. If your birthday falls in this date range, you have a Cancer Sun Sign. What is the personality of a Cancer? With whom is Cancer compatible?  Find out!
Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.