Three sisters, Japanese beetles, baking soda

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 16, 2018


this is the garden: colours come and go, 
frail azures fluttering from night's outer wing 
strong silent greens serenely lingering, 
absolute lights like baths of golden snow. 
this is the garden: pursed lips do blow 
upon cool flutes within wide glooms, and sing 
(of harps celestial to the quivering string) 
invisible faces hauntingly and slow
–e. e. cummings (1894–1962)

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The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “Three Sisters”? A number of Native American tribes interplanted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant your own Three Sisters garden.
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!

Japanese Beetle Plants

Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Includes a free hole for hanging up in your outhouse! String not included.

Confetti Rice Salad

Confetti Rice Salad

Plain rice gets dressed up in this recipe for Confetti Rice Salad.

2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
Manners from Days Past

Victorian Era Etiquette and Manners
There were countless rules of social manners and etiquette during the Victorian Era, though they now may seem a bit old-fashioned.
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.