Sneak Zucchini Day, caring for apple trees, celery is good for you!

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 8, 2019

peach

What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.

–Andrew Marvell (1621–78)

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019
220th day of the year


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Sneak Zucchini Day (Aug 8)

Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it! Here are two methods to easily freeze zucchini for year-round use (plus recipes).
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Zucchini Relish

Zucchini Relish

“This relish is a good way to use up some of that over-abundant zucchini you have in your garden. It can be used with meat loaf, stew, sliced meats, and even hot dogs.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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Caring for Apple Trees

Apples
Many gardeners dream of growing their own juicy apples. However, growing fruit takes long-term committment—from pruning apple trees for good form to pest control—for success. Here’s our expert advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Planting a Fall Garden

How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden is winding down, but this is the perfect (and easy) time to bring in those wonderful cool-weather vegetables. Here’s how to get started.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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Celery is Good for You!

Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk as a high-powered health food. Yet, it is!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
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