When is the Harvest Moon?, growing sweet potatoes, crunchy dill pickles

Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 9, 2019

wheat

Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled, 
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned; 
And as by some vast magic undivined 
The world was turning slowly into gold. 

​–Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935)

 

Monday, September 9, 2019
252nd day of the year


Adam Sandler (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Burgess Meredith (actor) died on this day in 1997.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
When is the Harvest Moon?

Full Moon for September 2019
The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” See what this means—plus, Moon phase dates, Best Days by the Moon, folklore, and more!
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It’s time to start freeze drying with a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

A home freeze dryer from Harvest Right allows you to preserve your garden produce, leftovers, bulk purchases, and more. Freeze drying locks in both flavor and nutrition and can last for years, making freeze-dried food even better than fresh.
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Fall Forecast: Updated!

2019 Fall Weather Forecast
Our 2019 Fall Forecast is updated to cover both the first half of autumn as well as the second half, compliments of the just-released Old Farmer’s Almanac. We predict it will cool down for much of North America but not for everyone. Take a peek at the fall forecast.
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This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. These foods may be harming you from the inside, and they could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried. Watch the video to learn more about how these diet foods may be harming you or your loved ones.
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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months of warm temperatures, though there are varieties that will grow in northern gardens, too. They are surprisingly easy to grow and just a few plants can produce a generous harvest. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest delicious sweet potatoes in your garden.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
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The Importance of Snakes

Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out, it made me happy to know that snakes find my yard a good place to call home. The garter snake is the snake species that North American gardeners will most often encounter—and we should be thankful!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

SHIPPING NOW! Our 2020 Edition is available exclusively on Almanac.com. Available everywhere else on August 27th.  
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Crunchy Dill Pickles

Crunchy Dill Pickles

This super-easy dill pickle recipe results in delicious, crisp pickles that go great with anything. Perfect for a summer picnic or cookout!

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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