Picking blueberries, easy fridge pickles, powdery mildew remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 19, 2019

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

Friday, July 19, 2019
200th day of the year


Anthony Edwards (actor) was born on this day in 1962.
Garry Marshall (director, producer, actor) died on this day in 2016.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Picking Blueberries

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Easy Fridge Pickles

How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle cucumbers is much easier than you might think. No canning or special equipment is required with this refrigerator pickles recipe! It’s simple, easy, and surprisingly delicious!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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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…
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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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