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

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

George Michael (singer, songwriter) was born on this day in 1963.
Patrick Macnee (actor) died on this day in 2015.

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.



Veterinarian: Add This One Thing To Your Dog's Food To Help Them Be Healthier

According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. Dr. Richter shares a trick — which anybody can do — while trying to improve his own dog’s health.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
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?
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?