Growing the great pumpkin, 4 fishing tips, best brownies

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 23, 2020


Hard is his herte that loveth nought
In May, whan al this mirth is wrought.

–Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400)

Almanac Garden Guide
Growing the Great Pumpkin

Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.
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How to Irrigate the Garden

Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden.
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. 
Seven-Layer Salad

Seven-Layer Salad

This attractive Seven-Layer Salad looks great when assembled in a clear glass bowl.

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. 
Best Brownies!

Best Brownies

Everybody has a favorite brownie recipe, but these homemade brownies are hard to beat! Moist, rich, and fudgy.

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.
4 Fishing Tips from Experts

The Four Fundamentals of Successful Fishing
Here are tried-and-true fishing tips from an expert fisherman. Think of this as the “four fundamentals” of fishing—from when to fish for what to using the right bait for the right fish. 
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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