Earwigs!, better-tasting veggies, lavender for health

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 22, 2019

Rais’d are the dripping oars—    
Silent the boat: the lake,    
Lovely and soft as a dream,    
Swims in the sheen of the moon.

–Matthew Arnold (1822–88)

Monday, July 22, 2019
203rd day of the year

Rhys Ifans (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Dennis Farina (actor) died on this day in 2013.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Eww! Earwigs!

Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or dermaptera, in the garden.


This Toxic Vegetable Is The #1 Danger In Your Diet

This vegetable could be toxic to your health and may actually be causing weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue.
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Watering for Better Taste

How to Water Vegetables for Better Taste
Improve the flavor of tomatoes and other vegetables just by the way you water your garden. Here’s how.
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?  
Summer Chicken Salad

Summer Chicken Salad

Our Summer Chicken Salad is a light and refreshing take on the traditional chicken salad.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Shipping now. Buy more than one and save.
Recipes From the Garden

Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and delicious. But our cooking resembles that of our great grandmothers on the farm, whose recipes called for a lump of this, a pinch of that, and a few handfuls of whatever’s available from the garden or the cupboard. If you’re up for this approach, here are some pointers for creating recipes from your garden—plus an “anytime salad” and flavorful dressing to try!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
Lavender for Health

Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue.
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.