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)

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Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Midsummer Day 2021: Why (and How) is Midsummer Celebrated?
Midsummer Day 2021: Why (and How) is Midsummer Celebrated?
Are you familiar with Midsummer Day (traditionally June 24) and Midsummer Eve! (June 23)? We’ll explain why it’s called “Midsummer” when the day is so near the first day of summer (the solstice)—plus, here are the fun (and sometimes silly) traditions and ways to celebrate Midsummer...
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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.

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Pumpkins
Pumpkins
It may seem odd to think about pumpkins now, but they need a lot of time to grow. See how to plant, grow, and care for pumpkins so that they’ll reach their fullest potential come fall.
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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.

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How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
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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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Succession Gardening Chart
Succession Gardening Chart
If you’ve harvested one vegetable (example, radishes), you’ll want to plant a new crop in that space! The Successive Gardening Chart lists your last planting dates for second-season (or third-season) crops. To calculate the best time to plant your next vegetable...
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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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Mom's Caraway 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.

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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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