Asters, fruit flies, saving seeds, preserving herbs

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 13, 2018

blue evening

The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond

And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed
.
–Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938)

 
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How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
Preserving Herbs

How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
Don’t waste those fresh garden herbs! Freezing herbs is easy; there’s no need to blanch. Or, some herbs can simply be air-dried or dried in a dehydrator. Here’s how to freeze and dry herbs—as well as which herbs are best for freezing versus drying.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

Includes a FREE 2019 Weather Watcher’s Calendar. That’s a $9.99 value!

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition
 
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Asters for the Fall Garden

Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple, and pink to the fall garden.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Saving Flower Seeds from the Garden
Saving Seeds for Replanting

Saving Flower Seeds from the Garden
With fall’s arrival, the flowering plants are slowing down. If you have a favorite annual flower (or perennial) that bloomed beautifully, save their seeds to plant next year! Here’s how to save flower seeds.
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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. 

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar
 
Plum Crostata
Plum Crostata

Plum Crostata

This Plum Crostata makes the most of this seasonal fruit. A crostata is a free-form pie or tart that is baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate.

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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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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR
 
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
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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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