Midsummer Day, growing pumpkins, tomato cages, succession planting chart

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 23, 2019

red rose
Oh that it were with me
As with the flower;
Blooming on its own tree
For butterfly and bee
Its summer morns:
That I might bloom mine hour 
A rose in spite of thorns.

Christina Rossetti (1830–94)

Farmer's Market Tote Bag
Celebrate Midsummer Day!

Midsummer Day 2019: Why (and How) is Midsummer Celebrated?
Are you familiar with Midsummer Day (traditionally June 24)? Why is called “midsummer” when it’s so near the first day of summer (the solstice)? Discover the origins of Midsummer Day, why Midsummer Day is celebrated, and the many ways to celebrate the season.


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.
Growing Pumpkins

Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
$5.99 (Save $4)
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Supporting Tomatoes

How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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What to Plant Next?

Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To calculate the best time to plant your second (or third!) vegetable crop, look at the first expected frost dates in the chart and choose the date that comes closest.
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? A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!    
Mom's Coleslaw

Mom's Caraway Coleslaw

We love the way this classic coleslaw manages to be sweet, savory, tangy, and creamy all in a single bite! Try it on pulled pork sandwiches or as a side to fried fish.

Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!