Harvesting dill, crunchy dill pickles, seeding in hot weather

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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The farmers grind and whet their scythes,
While hay-stacks in the meadows rise:
Green fields and shady groves appear,
And rip’ning harvest crowns the year

–The 1793 [Old] Farmer’s Almanac

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Harvesting Dill

Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups and stews or for pickling. Dill weed is easy to grow—here’s how!


Keep Deer from Eating Garden Plants

Don’t let deer munch on your yard and garden plants. A natural deer repellent can keep deer away from your plants. Just set out Deer Ban capsules on the ground around the plants you want to protect. There’s no messy spraying, mixing or measuring.

Seeding in Hot Weather

Seed-Starting in Hot Weather
Midsummer, and yikes, is it ever hot! It is time for me to be starting new plants for the fall from seed but conditions are just too hot. What to do? Here are a few tricks.
When Will the Poles Flip?

What Happens When the Poles Flip?
The Earth’s north and south magnetic poles are going to swap places. It’s happened before and it will happen again!
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Crunchy Dill Pickles

Crunchy Dill Pickles

Got dill? Cucumbers? This super-easy dill pickle recipe results in delicious, crisp pickles that go great with anything. Perfect for a summer picnic or cookout!

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

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Easy Peach Strudel

Easy Peach Strudel with Phyllo Dough

Tired of peach pies? Save some of your peaches for our Easy Peach and Almond Strudel With Phyllo Dough.

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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