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

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)

Sunday, June 23, 2019
174th day of the year


Frances McDormand (actress) was born on this day in 1957.
Dick Van Patten (actor) died on this day in 2015.


 
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.
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Growing Pumpkins

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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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