Blossom-end rot, 3 easy herbs, dianthus, homemade ketchup

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 8, 2020


O fields in June's fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees!

–Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813–1903)




Controlling Blossom-End Rot

Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.


Father's Day is June 21st

Give Dad the gift he doesn’t know he needs and SAVE 15% off your order of $250 with FANEWS.

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3 Easy Herbs

3 Easy Herbs Any Beginner Gardener Can Grow
If you’re new to gardening, we recommend three versatile herbs: basil, cilantro, and parsley. Fresh vegetables from the garden are great, but it’s herbs that give the final flourish to our cooking—and they taste much better fresh from the garden. In this article (with video), we’ll help you grow leafy herbs and share our tips for making more for free, too!


How To: Help Your Dog Live Longer and Better

If you have noticed your dog having lower energy, redness inside the ears, bad breath, or their poop smells very bad then these could be warning signs of something serious. Click here to find out right now if your dog is affected.

Growing Dianthus Flowers

Dianthus Flowers: A Rock Garden Favorite
When my dianthuses start to bloom in June, I know that summer is not far behind. Also called pinks, these pretty cottage garden classics are long-blooming, prolific, and fragrant through the summer. Discover six different types of dianthus for the home gardener—from creeping rock garden ground covers to tall, 24-inch flowering plants.
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!  


June 1 Hurricane Forecast

2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 officially began on June 1. See this year’s hurricane forecast—including expected number of storms and how many storms are predicted to make landfall. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!
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.
Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Tammy's Homemade Ketchup

Our mother’s homemade ketchup is a favorite memory, and Tammy’s Homemade Ketchup reminds us of its delicious from-scratch taste.

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.