Know your hardiness zone, best herbs for tea, what woolly worms know

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies

–John Keats (1795–1821)

Thursday, September 26, 2019
269th day of the year


Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) was born on this day in 1962.
Paul Newman (actor & businessman) died on this day in 2008.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Know Your Zone

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find out which planting zone you’re located in and grow the best garden possible.
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Pruning Grapes

Grapes
Grape growing is experiencing a renewed popularity in home gardens! And why not? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking, but they are also a beautiful ornamental plant. Learn how to grow, prune, and harvest your grapes.
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What Woolly Worms Know

What a Woolly Worm Knows
It’s time again to shine the spotlight on a certain caterpillar—the woolly worm! According to folklore, this fuzzy fellow has the ability to predict the weather.
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Soft Pretzel Recipe

Soft Pretzels

These homemade soft pretzels are so soft and buttery. They’re so easy to make and certainly better than those from any food chain.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

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Best Herbs for Tea

Best Herbs for Tea | Herbal Tea Recipes
Why not try herbs for a healing cup of tea? Not only do most herbs grow well throughout the country, but also many calm and soothe those allergy symptoms. Discover which herbs make a truly flavorful tea. 
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