Value of leaves, night sky guide, fruit in pots

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 5, 2018


Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Gardener's Gold

The Value of Leaves
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and the other eye on the value of these leaves—and how I can put them to work.

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!   
Fruit to Grow in Pots

Fruit to Grow in Pots: Best Varieties
Blueberries, cherries, and other small fruit shrubs produce faster in big tubs and pots! Here are some varieties I recommend.
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!
Feeling Wind Speed

How to Read the Wind
It’s hurricane season so let’s talk about wind. Bob talks about how we can tell wind speed by feeling the wind on our skin and observing the world around us.
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
October's Night Sky

October 2018 Night Sky Guide
Here are highlights of the October 2018 night sky! We’ll help you spot bright planets, meteor showers, and night sky events!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Top 10 Apple Recipes

Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter, apple puffed pancakes, apples and pork, and more.
Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.