Sunset today, hibiscus, how to spot a fake farmers' market

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

september woods

September strews the woodlot o'er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?

–Thomas W. Parsons (1819–92)


Wednesday, September 4, 2019
247th day of the year

Mike Piazza (baseball player) was born on this day in 1968.
Joan Rivers (comedienne) died on this day in 2014.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Sunset Today

Sunrise & Sunset Calculator
What time does the Sun set tonight?
Growing Hibiscus

The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical hibiscus to the garden, but can withstand cold winter temperatures that kill the actual tropical varieties. Here’s how to grow hardy hibiscus in your garden!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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Saving Your Seeds

Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds for Replanting
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to share your love of gardening. Why save seeds?  It can be economical, since a single flower can generate dozens or even hundreds of seeds. And it lets you keep your favorite flowers or crops growing next year!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.
Real or Fake Farmer?

Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
When you are shopping at your local farm stand or farmers’ market, be on the lookout for cheaters and fakes. Here’s how.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Overview to Canning

Canning and Preserving Your Harvest
If you are blessed with an overabundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, preserve your harvest for winter. Canning is one time-honored way. Here’s an overview on how to can!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down!