Gorgeous gladiolus, zucchini season!, Perseids are here, blossom-end rot

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 5, 2019


I couldn't have waited. By the time you return 
it would have rotted on the vine. 
So I cut the first tomato into eighths, 
salted the pieces in the dusk. 

–Lucia Perillo (1958–2016)


The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
Gladiolus Care

Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. A great cutting flower, gladioli look spectacular in summer bouquets. Here’s how to grow gladioli in your garden.
Blossom-End Rot

Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.
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The Perseids Are Here!

Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year. Find out when to watch for the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

Zucchini Season is here!

Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke recipes—from zucchini bread to zucchini pizza to zucchini relish! Take a look and try some new zucchini recipe ideas!
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Fun Facts About Hair

Fun Facts and Myths about Hair
Curious about your crowning glory? Here are some fun facts and myths about hair, including hair growth, hair color, and hair styles.
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