Jade plants, squash pickles, the tides, cover crops

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

bee on clover

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Caring for Jade Plants

Jade Plants
Jade plants are succulent houseplants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—plus, they’re long-lived. See how to care for your jade plant.
What Are Cover Crops?

Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Plant cover crops in the fall to protect and nourish your soil by spring! Also called “green manure,” it’s easy to scatter the seeds. Cover crops work for any size garden—from a small raised bed to a small farm. Here’s advice and our charts on cover crops by region for the United States and Canada.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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

Venus Shines in Summertime

Planet Venus: 10 Fun Facts
Discover 10 amazing facts about planet Venus, our neighbor! We call her sister planet, goddess of love, “morning star,” and—apparently—UFO! Read on …

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!   

Tides Calculator

Tide Charts
With our monthly Tide Charts, find high and low tide tables for any location in the U.S. and Canada.
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. 

Squash Pickles

Summer Squash Pickles

This summer squash pickles recipe is a great use for extra summer squash or zucchini from the garden.

Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.