Growing eggplant, saving money gardening, summer forecast

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 30, 2020


A wet May will fill a byre full of hay.

Digital Garden Guide
Growing Eggplant

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. See how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook these lovely deep-purple crops—one of our favorite grilling vegetables!


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.

How I Saved Money Gardening

How I Saved Money Each Year Using the Garden Planner
This past year, gardener Susan Ashton saw incredible savings thanks to planning her garden! At our request, she kindly shared more details about her success using the Almanac’s online Garden Planner tool. We hope you find this inspiring and useful for the future …
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.

Summer 2020 Forecast

Summer Weather Forecast 2020: Steamy July Ahead
Ready for July weather? We predicted that summer weather would be warmer than average, and July is no exception. It’s not just the fireworks that will be hot! Check out our forecast to see the July 2020 temperature outlook for your area, compliments of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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!  


Strawberry Quick Bread

Strawberry Walnut Quick Bread with Strawberry Spread

Why do bananas get all the fun of being in a quick bread?

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.
Fresh Veggie Ideas!

Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get to that five times a day recommendation? We have 10 creative, fresh ideas on eating more vegetables!