Plums, starting herb cuttings, drying flowers

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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)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Starting Herbs From Cuttings

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.
Growing Plums

Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice for beginner gardeners. They’re compact and prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand! 
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

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

Easy 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.

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.

A Smile For You

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!

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!   

Drying Flowers

How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
The heat of the summer season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray days of fall and winter. Here’s how to dry flowers so that they look great—not just old!
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.