This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 9, 2018
Where-e'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade,
Trees, where you sit, shall crowd into a shade,
Where-e'er you tread, the blushing flow'rs shall rise,
And all things flourish where you turn your eyes.
–Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root vegetable that can be grown in many climates. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting carrots.
Feed Your Plants for Free
How and what you feed your plants with is important, especially if you garden organically. Many of us will prefer to avoid using commercial non-organic fertilizers, and opt for organic ones, and fortunately there is a way of making your own organic fertilizers for free. We’ll take you through the key steps.
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Sponge painting (yes, you just use a sponge) allows any gardener to transform simple orange terra-cotta pots—giving a unique, charming look to your patio or deck. Here’s how to it!
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it! Here are two methods to easily freeze zucchini for year-round use (plus recipes).
Homespun Remedies for Fleas
You know you’re in trouble when your carpet starts to hop, sitting on the couch is like acupuncture, and your pets become itching contortionists. Fleas have invaded! The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Home Wisdom has more than one way to flummox a flea!
Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.