Blackberry cobbler, root cellars, flash floods

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 16, 2018

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"What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered."
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

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Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips

Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed obsolete. However, with a renewed interest in gardening, food security, and even sustainable living, root cellars have returned! Here are some advantages of storing root vegetables in a root cellar and a...
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When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit

How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick vegetables and fruit at the peak of flavor. For example, zucchini is harvested when 6 to 8 inches long. Pick early and pick often! See our entire list of common crops and the harvesting criteria for...
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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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Flash Floods: Warning Signs and Staying Safe
Flash Floods: Warning Signs and Staying Safe

Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard in the United States. Learn about what they are and what to watch for in case one affects your area.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.

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How to Oven-Dry Tomatoes
How to Oven-Dry Tomatoes

Dried tomatoes add color and flavor to salads, pizza, soups, pesto, and sauces. Paste types work best, as they have less water.
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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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Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Cobbler

Ever had a blackberry cobbler? Make use of these juicy summer berries before they’re gone. Blackberry cobbler is easy to make—and mouthwatering to taste.

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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.

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