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

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 4, 2019


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


Sunday, August 4, 2019
216th day of the year

Roger Clemens (baseball player) was born on this day in 1962.
Melvyn Douglas (actor) died on this day in 1981.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
Self-Sowing Flowers

Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can plant once and enjoy for years. And if you are busy deadheading your flowers—stop! Take a look at the seed heads you are cutting off.


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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Plan a Fall Veggie Garden

Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall garden planning tips.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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?  
Meteor Shower Season!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The next meteor shower is the Quadrantids on January 3–4! See viewing details—plus, the full 2020 Meteor Shower Calendar covering the dates of all the principal meteor showers.
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

Fried Green Tomatoes

Is there anything better than a handful (or two) of crispy fried green tomatoes? Check out a time-tested and beloved recipe for the Southern staple.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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Your August Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for August 2019
Here’s your horoscope for August 2019. 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.
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.