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
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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.
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

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! 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
Misconceptions about poison ivy have led desperate sufferers to adopt some pretty bizarre (and totally useless) cures. Here are some tried-and-true home remedies that can be helpful in treating poison ivy rash. But the best way to foil the itch is by minding the old saying, “Leaflets three, let it be.” 
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

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