Growing salvia, best cookie recipes, don't waste coffee grounds

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Shear your sheep in May,
And shear them all away.


The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Growing Salvia

Perennial Salvias (also known as “sage”) are mainstays of the midsummer garden border—blooming summer to autumn! Planted in the spring, these aromatic beauties are great for cutting and beloved by bees and butterflies—plus, they’re drought-tolerant! See how to plant, grow, and care for Salvia.


Feeling Old? Do This Once A Day And Watch What Happens

Researchers have found a new at home test that you can do right now in your seat that can help predict future health and longevity. It’s a very simple test and only takes a couple minutes to do. Click Here To Find Out Now >>

Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2020 for the U.S. and Canada.
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.

Our 10 Most Popular Cookies

10 Best Cookie Recipes
A fresh batch of warm, chewy cookies is always a treat. From our Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip to beloved Cowboy Cookies, see ten of our readers’ favorite cookie recipes.
2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  


Don't Waste Coffee Grounds

15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so many household uses—plus, why waste daily grounds? From the garden to house to health, discover the great uses around the house and garden. Here are 15 uses for coffee to get you started.
Garden Guide Online Edition

Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects.
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Bad Bugs, Good Bugs

How to Control Pests Without Harming Beneficial Bugs
How do you get rid of pests while boosting beneficial bugs? Finding the right balance can be tricky. In this article (with video), learn how to pest-proof your garden before winter to eliminate pest problems while giving the “good guys” a safe habitat.