Perseid Meteor Shower peaks, dahlias, freezing peppers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 12, 2019


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)


Monday, August 12, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Perseids Peak

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks from August 11 to 13 and is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year! In 2020, however, the Perseids will compete with the brightness of the last quarter Moon. Read on to find out when exactly to watch for the Perseids and how to maximize your chance of seeing meteors!
Caring for 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 as annuals). Here’s how to plant, grow, and store dahlias.
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?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  


Peach Jam Recipe

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!

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

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Beekeeping Getting Started

Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Learn your 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.
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.