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

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 7, 2019


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


Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Find out who was born today.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
Growing Broccoli

Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also incredibly healthy and has been dubbed the “crown jewel of nutrition.” Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in the garden!


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.

Growing 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.
We All Fit in a Sugar Cube!

Can the Entire Human Race Fit Inside a Sugar Cube?
What if we told you that the entire human race could fit inside a sugar cube? Bob Berman explains this intriguing question in this week’s entertaining podcast.
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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Easy Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

Make Tomato Jam! In this easy spread, juicy tomatoes are paired with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and citrus.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Fruit Fly Problems

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!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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