When to plant mums, September gardening tips, fire cider

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 6, 2019

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Through sunny days and yellow weeks,
With clouds that melt in tears,
The glory of the harvest speaks
In all the silken ears
.
–J. Hazard Hartzell (1830–90)

 

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Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums

Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with cheery chrysanthemums. They produce lovely fall colors, but is fall really the best time to plant them? (The answer is no.) Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter!
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September Gardening Tips
September Gardening Tips

After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season. September’s silent song drives me to do things fast, before the frosts of fall. Here are some September gardening tips.
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Tea Towel Set

Set of 3 with farm animal designs. Made of absorbent cotton. Measures 27” x 17”.

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Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th

Ready for Friday the 13th? Well, November 13, 2020 is considered the lucky (or unlucky?) day. Why exactly is this day often associated with good or bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

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Broccoli and Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes
Broccoli and Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a baked potato loaded with gooey, melted cheese?

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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.

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How to Make Fire Cider to Boost Health
How to Make Fire Cider to Boost Health

Fire cider is a traditional folk recipe made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s a potent tonic that’s been used generations as a remedy to ward off sickness and boost health. See how to make fire cider!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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