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

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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
219th day of the year

David Duchovny (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Peter Jennings (journalist) died on this day in 2005.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
Growing Broccoli

Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to grow broccoli in your 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.


This Toxic Vegetable Is The #1 Danger In Your Diet

This vegetable could be toxic to your health and may actually be causing weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue.
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.  
Easy Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

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

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Fruit Fly Problems

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
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

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