Phlox plant care, summer corn salad, chicken breeds

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 25, 2019


Build a castle, comb a beach; summer's ripe as any peach!
–The 1996 Old Farmer's Almanac

Sunday, August 25, 2019
237th day of the year

Rachael Ray (chef) was born on this day in 1968.
John McCain (U.S. senator) died on this day in 2018.

Jung Seed


Phlox Plant Care

Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall phlox blooming in mid- to late summer. Learn more about how to grow and care for your phlox.


Colorful Tulips

It is time to get ready to plant your tulips! Did you know that each color has a different meaning? Red is for love. Yellow is for hope. White is an apology. Pink is happiness. What colors will you plant?
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Apple Processing and Storing

Harvesting and Storing Apples
When is the time is right to pick apples? And what do you do with a glut from a generous tree? Find out how and when to harvest apples and, crucially, how to store and process them so you can enjoy delicious fruits for many months to come.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Best Chicken Breeds

The Best Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard
With more than a hundred breeds of chickens to choose from, it can be challenging trying to figure out which breeds you want to raise. Here’s my advice—plus, see this page for a free beginner’s guide to gardening which includes my four-season guide to raising chickens!
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.
$5.99 (Save $4)
Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

This Summer Corn Salad uses the best of the summer harvest and is packed full of flavor, with a wonderful crunch from the fresh vegetables!

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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Pancakes With Zucchini!

Zucchini and Pecan Sour Cream Pancakes

We keep finding more and more ways to use our bumper zucchini crop! These Zucchini and Pecan Sour Cream Pancakes are light and fluffy with a pleasing crunch from the nuts.

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.  
$9.99 (Save $5)