Carrot care, feeding your plants, flea fixes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 9, 2018

wherever you walk

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)

Thursday, August 9, 2018
221st day of the year

Deion Sanders (football player) was born on this day in 1967.
Frank Gifford (NFL Hall of Fame football player) died on this day in 2015.

Growing Carrots

Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture. However, gardeners often complain that their carrots don’t grow straight. We’ll tell you how to properly plant and grow carrots.


How To Fix Age Spots(Liver Spots) And Uneven Skin Tones

If you have dark spots, age spots, liver spots or any other uneven skin tones on your hands, arms, face, or head, it’s important that you watch the shocking presentation right now
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Feeding Your Plants

Feeding Your Plants for Free
There are many commercial products available to feed your plants with, but you can’t beat making your own organic fertilizer at home—and for free.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Free hole for hanging up in your outhouse with every purchase!
Sponge Painting Flower Pots

Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique allows any gardener to transform simple orange terra-cotta pot into a unique look.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
Glut of Zucchini?

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).

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
Got Fleas?

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!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar.