Cucumber problems, Mercury retrograde begins, silverfish

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, July 7, 2019

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Sunday, July 7, 2019
188th day of the year

Jorja Fox (actress) was born on this day in 1968.
Veronica Lake (actress) died on this day in 1973.

Farmer's Market Tote Bag
Mercury Retrograde Begins

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s retrograde motion will start again on February 17, 2020! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.
Cuke Plant Care and Problems

An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. Of course, these prolific veggies are perfect for pickling!
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?  
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).
Strawberry Recipe Contest

Share your best recipe using strawberries and win cash prizes!
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 healthier eating really help us manage stress better, alleviate depression, and just feel better about ourselves? 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Silverfish in the House?

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.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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