Flea beetles, best herbs for tea, dandelion syrup

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 26, 2020


A swarm in May is worth a load of hay;
a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon;
but a swarm in July is not worth a fly
–Beekeepers' saying, mid-17th century

Almanac Garden Guide
Dealing With Flea Beetles

Flea Beetles
Having trouble with flea beetles in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of flea beetles so that they stop eating your crops!


3 Super Foods Draining Your Energy

Did you know there are 3 “Super Foods” that you should NEVER eat? New research reveals these supposed “Super Foods” can actually drain your energy, damage your hormones and have devastating effects on your metabolism…  Dr. Gundry MD shows you exactly WHICH 3 foods you must AVOID like the plague, and what you should be eating instead. ==> NEVER Eat These 3 “Super Foods” 

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Growing Veggies in Shade

Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need lots of sun, however, there are both vegetables and fruit that grow well in the shade. In this short article (with video demo), we’ll help you make the most of the light that is available to get the most from your 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. 
Can Animals Predict Weather?

Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting the weather. Here are some animal weather proverbs and prognostics.
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.

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelion Syrup (Dandelion Honey)

One of our favorite recipes is a Dandelion Syrup (also called Dandelion Honey) which you make from the bright yellow flowers.

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 Herbs for Tea

Best Herbs for Tea | Herbal Tea Recipes
Got allergies? 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 bothersome symptoms. Discover which herbs make a truly flavorful tea. 
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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