Plums, starting herb cuttings, drying flowers

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

rain on great plains

In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard's tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain
!
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1801–82)

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Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this, although cuttings can be taken almost anytime.
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Plums
Plums
Ever thought about growing plums? If grown in the right spot, plums can be prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest plums!
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Chicken Satay
Chicken Satay

Skewered chicken flavored with peanuts and spices, this Chicken Satay is exotic enough to thrill the grownups, but mild enough for kids.

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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

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Good Hunting, Disputing Deacons, and More Humor
Good Hunting, Disputing Deacons, and More Humor
It’s time for another edition of “Humor Me” from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Read at your own risk!
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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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How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
From lavender to roses, many flowers can be dried to bring us some color and cheer on those gray days! See tips on which flowers dry best and how to dry flowers properly so that they look beautiful—not old!
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Solar Flower Stakes

Hand-painted glass petals provide a splash of fun color to your garden. Once the Sun goes down, they truly shine. Automatically turns on at dusk and off in the daylight.

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