Cutworms, poison ivy remedies, Shasta daisies, grilled eggplant

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 31, 2019

apple blossoms

The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling
–Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

Friday, May 31, 2019
151st day of the year

Brooke Shields (actress) was born on this day in 1965.
Jean Stapleton (actress) died on this day in 2013.

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Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cutworms.


This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. These foods may be harming you from the inside, and they could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried. Watch the video to learn more about how these diet foods may be harming you or your loved ones.
Growing Shasta Daisies

Shasta Daisies
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow Shasta daisies in your garden!
Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.
Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant Halves With Herbs

Our Grilled Eggplant Halves With Herbs are an attractive and tasty companion for grilled lamb chops or sausage.

Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!
About Flash Floods

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.
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.   
Stop That Itch!

Poison Ivy: Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy Rashes
Poison ivy can cause a nasty rash, so it is important to learn how to identify the plant as well as how to treat poison ivy. There are many home remedies that can be helpful in relieving the itch, but your best bet is to avoid getting it in the first place!
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board

This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself.