Perseids this weekend!, espalier, watermelon salad

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 10, 2018

dragonfly

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)

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How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
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...
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How to Freeze Peppers
How to Freeze Peppers

Peppers are the easiest thing in the world to freeze. They need no blanching whatsoever. Wash, dry, cut up, and put flat in freezer bags! See how to freeze peppers so that you can enjoy in stir-fries, soups, and other meals through the winter!
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Turnips
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! We’ll show you how to plant, grow, and...
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?

The next meteor shower is the Lyrids—which peak April 21–22! See details with best time to view, number per hour, point of origin, and associated comet in our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021. Catch a shooting star!
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

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!   

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Watermelon Cucumber 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.

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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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