20 self-sowing flowers, meteor shower season!, plan a fall garden

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 4, 2019

cotton

Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
.
–DuBose Heyward (1885–1940)

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Choose plants that reseed themselves for years of bloom. Here’s our list of 20 annual and perennial flowers that are self-sowing. And if you are busy deadheading your flowers—stop! Take a look at the seed heads you are cutting off. Towards late summer, allow some of the seed heads ...
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Summer Gardening Secrets [August]

For more flavor make sure to side dress your tomatoes with Tomato Secret® and apply Chicken Soup for the Soil® to all your fruits and vegetables! Now is the perfect time for a boost!

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Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a vegetable garden to extend into autumn.  Now’s the time to plan the fall garden because you plant well in advance of the harvest. See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall garden planning tips.
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  

 

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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Get ready for summer’s shooting stars! When’s the next meteor shower? Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021 has the dates, best time to view, number per hour, point of origin, and associated comet—plus, viewing tips!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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Fried Green Tomatoes (Flour)
Fried Green Tomatoes (Flour)

Is there anything better than a handful (or two) of crispy fried green tomatoes? We enjoyed this simple recipe for fried green tomatoes as children in the 1930s.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Monthly Horoscope for August
Monthly Horoscope for August
Here’s your horoscope for August 2021. If you follow the ancient practice of astrology, see the month’s at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. Take a gander at what’s in store for you.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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