Perseid Meteor Shower peaks, dahlias, freezing peppers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 12, 2019

lime

Ah in the thunder air how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, 
every leaf silent hardly looses even a last breath of perfume

–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Perseid Meteor Shower 2021
Perseid Meteor Shower 2021
The Perseid Meteor Shower are the most popular meteor shower of the year. With 50 meteors per hour during summer evenings, what could be better? The meteors peak from August 11 to 13, 2021. And what’s even more exciting this year is that there’s no full Moon or moonlight so dark...
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Dahlias
Dahlias
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat...
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

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

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Peach Jam
Peach Jam

When you think of jam, it is probably strawberries or blueberries that come to mind. But homemade Peach Jam is an outstanding sweet treat!

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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 Freeze Peppers
How to Freeze Peppers
Peppers are the easiest thing in the world to freeze. They need no blanching whatsoever. Wash, dry, cut up, and put flat in freezer bags! See how to freeze peppers so that you can enjoy in stir-fries, soups, and other meals through the winter!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Know beekeeping rules and regulations, choose the right location for your hives, and make sure you have the right habitat.  Here are answers to your practical questions.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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