Why do fireflies glow?, row covers for pests, different hydrangea varieties

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 25, 2019

rose
O my Luve is like a red, red rose 
That's newly sprung in June; 
O my Luve's is like the melody 
That's sweetly played in tune
.
–Robert Burns (1759–96)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
176th day of the year


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Grilled Chicken With Herbs

Grilled Chicken with Summer Herbs

A perfect summer recipe. You can prepare the marinade in the morning and let the breasts marinate up to 8 hours, or just let them sit for 30 minutes before dinner.

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Row Covers for Pests

Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have you considered using fabric row covers? Many gardeners think of them for frost protection but they also form an excellent barrier for excluding many insects. We cover almost everything in our garden at first for one reason or another.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Keep youngsters busy for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and easy (and educational!) projects and activities!
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Different Hydrangea Varieties

Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many types, colors, and shapes of hydrangeas. Here’s an overview of the most popular hydrangea varieties—with beautiful pictures! Identify your hydrangea or choose one that’s best for your garden!
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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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Yes, Plants Have Protein!

Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life. What do the healthiest proteins come from? Plants! Does that surprise you? Learn how to eat more plant-based proteins for a better, healthier you!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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Why Fireflies Glow!

Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their beautiful lights on summer nights. What makes fireflies glow the way they do?
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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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