Growing broccoli, preventing fruit flies, butterfly bush, tomato jam

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language
.
–Henry James (1843–1916)

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
 
Broccoli
Broccoli

Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the chillier weather of spring or fall. It’s also incredibly good for you and has been dubbed the “crown jewel of nutrition.” Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in your garden!
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Get Rid of Ticks Now

Ticks are best known for transmitting Lyme Disease, which can cause a rash, fatigue, fever, chills, and headaches. Lyme Disease can even cause arthritis, severe joint pain and swelling. That’s why it’s more important than ever before to get rid of ticks and control tick populations.

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Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush

The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms—long, spiked trusses—that bloom from summer to autumn.
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Tomato Jam
Tomato Jam

Ever tried making Tomato Jam? In this easy spread, juicy tomatoes are paired with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and citrus.

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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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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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