Perseids this weekend!, espalier, watermelon salad

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 10, 2018


When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool

–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)

Friday, August 10, 2018
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How to Espalier

How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Want to grow a fruit tree but short on garden space? Here’s how to espalier your fruit tree—so it grows flat against a building wall or fence. This is a common technique for apple trees but works with pears, peaches, and other fruits. It’s sure to be an eye-catcher and also helps...
Freezing Peppers

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.

Growing Turnips

Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.
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. 

Perseid Shower This Weekend

Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The next meteor shower will be the Perseids in August! The Perseids peak between August 11 and 13, but will compete this year with the brightness of the last quarter Moon. See details and the complete Meteor Shower Calendar for 2020.

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!   

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad is a light, fresh, and cool salad that can be enjoyed anytime and with any meal or just as a nice in-between-meal snack.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

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.

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