Best/worst plants for Japanese beetles, how to can tomatoes, fertilizer tea

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 30, 2019

wildflowers
Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall
.
–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Sunday, June 30, 2019
181st day of the year


Vincent D'Onofrio (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Mojave Max (spring prognosticator) died on this day in 2008.


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
How to Make Fertilizer Tea

Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
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Japanese Beetle Plants

Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
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Does the Sun Spin?

How Fast Does the Sun Move?
Does the Sun spin? Yes, very slowly! Does the Sun orbit anything? Yes, it does! Find out facts about how our Sun moves!
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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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Star-Spangled Chicken

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa

Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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Canning Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all year long! Here’s how to can tomatoes using water-bath canning, step-by-step.
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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?  
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