Bee balm and borage, German potato salad, chocolate sheet cake

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 22, 2020


I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook,
the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.
–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its beautiful blooms of red, pink, purple or white—not to mention the fragrant foliage. Here’s how to plant and grow bee balm in your garden!


Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions
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10 Little Lessons We Learned

10 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Starting a Garden
Starting a new vegetable garden from scratch? Here are 10 things we wish that we had known before we started a vegetable garden! Don’t make the same mistakes that we did.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
Many Uses of Borage!

Growing Borage at Home: Great for the Garden and Health!
Borage (sometimes called Star Flower) is an edible annual herb, with lovely blue flowers and both culinary and medicinal uses. Learn more about the many benefits of beautiful blue borage!
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 
German Potato Salad

German-Style Potato Salad

A true German Potato Salad recipe combines hot potatoes, vinegar, and hot bacon fat.

Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake is a quick and always-popular dessert with a frosting that turns to fudge. Terrific for a summer picnic.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years!