Happy first day of summer!, summer's best recipes, native bees

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 21, 2019

roses
Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights.

The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;    
I am the mother of all dear delights;    
I am the fairest daughter of the year.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

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Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer
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Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
June 21 to 27, 2021, is Pollinator Week, an annual event to support pollinator health. The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees!  While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are critical to growing food...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardener’s back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner’s neck” are going around. Here’s how to avoid the hazards of gardening!
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Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
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Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think ​​juicy tomatoes, ripe melons, tender zucchini, and so much more! See some of our favorites such as plum crostata, watermelon-cucumber salad, peach and tomato salsa, pickled peppers, tomato sauce, grilled Mexican sweet corn, caprese...
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

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Preserving Your Harvest Safely
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Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and vegetables from their home gardens and local farms. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your hard-earned harvest safe to eat.
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