Cucumber problems, Mercury retrograde begins, silverfish

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, July 7, 2019

carnations
Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Begins

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 21! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.

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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?
 
Cucumbers
Cuke Plant Care and Problems

Cucumbers
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Don’t let cucumbers get too large before you pick or they will taste bitter! See how to grow and harvest cucumbers.

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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?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  

 

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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition
 
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
10 No-Cook Recipe Ideas

10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups to protein-rich salads to sandwich suppers, none of these recipes will have you heating up the oven (or yourself).

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Strawberry Recipe Contest

Share your best recipe using strawberries and win cash prizes!

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Strawberry Recipe Contest
 
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Food That Boosts Well-Being

Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can what we eat also affect how we feel? Let’s explore better eating can help us feel better—less anxiety, stress, and depression.

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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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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar
 
Silverfish
Silverfish in the House?

Silverfish
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a silverfish infestation. Here’s how to identify, get rid of, and prevent silverfish infestations in the home.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar