Picking blueberries, easy fridge pickles, powdery mildew remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 19, 2019

O summer day, surpassing fair,
With hints of heaven in earth and air.
–Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)

Friday, July 19, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Picking Blueberries

Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these North American natives was to find them in the wild. Then, scientists started to unlock the secrets of cultivating blueberries—and we’re glad they did! Here’s how to grow blueberries in your garden.
Powdery Mildew Remedies

Powdery Mildew Remedies for Plants
One unwelcome visitor to my garden at this time of year is powdery mildew. Here’s how to control this plant disease with natural remedies, including a homemade baking soda spray treatment.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.

How Regular Forecasting Works

How Conventional Weather Forecasts Are Made
How do regular meteorologists forecast the weather? In this two-part series, we will compare conventional practices to The Old Farmer’s Almanac methodology. It’s not the data that we collect; it’s how we use it! Let’s start with Part I: Conventional Weather Forecasting.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Easy Fridge Pickles

How To Make Refrigerator Pickles
Ready for quick pickles? Making refrigerator pickles is so easy—no special canning equipment needed. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious, crunchy homemade pickles are low in sodium. Here’s the recipe—plus a video demonstration if you need it. 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

When the President Disappeared

When the President Disappeared for 6 Days
In 1893, during his second term as president, Grover Cleveland mysteriously disappeared from the public’s eye for nearly a week. What happened? Here’s the story…
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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