Planting zones, how Canadian Thanksgiving is different, winterizing perennials

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 7, 2018

october nuts

October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail
–Jan Struther (1901–53)

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Find out who was born today.

Canadian Thanksgiving!

4 Ways Canadian Thanksgiving Differs From American Thanksgiving
In America, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year. But did you know that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving, too? Here are a few of the key differences between American and Canadian Thanksgiving!


Rakes Are So 20th-Century!

Some yard owners use rakes. Others use leaf blowers. Thoughtful cleanup in the fall will prepare your yard and garden for spring! Echo blowers are here to make activity easier so you can focus enjoying the season.

Putting Perennials to Bed

Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can add interest or help birds and beneficial insects during the winter months. See our tips.

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!   

Your Planting Zone

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Exactly which USDA hardiness zone are you in? Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. See your zone—and why it’s so important.
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. 


Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers

Pickling peppers is easy! When you only have a few peppers, this Pickled Peppers recipe will do nicely.  Just grab some white vinegar and go!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

Cleaning Cast Iron

How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to generation. Here’s how to clean and season a cast iron skillet to keep it in the best possible condition.
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!