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

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 8, 2019


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

David Evans ("The Edge," guitarist in the band U2) was born on this day in 1961.
Patricia Neal (actress) died on this day in 2010.

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).


How To: Get Rid Of Dark Spots And Uneven Skin Tones

If you suffer from dark spots or uneven skin tones you are not alone. Dark spots could actually be signs of advanced aging. According to a recent European study, dark spots and uneven skin tones can make others think you’re up to 20 years older!
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.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?  
Caring for Apple Trees

How are your apple trees growing? Don’t forget to water young trees as they establish their root systems! Here’s more advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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