Flag Day, growing bell peppers, fertilizing containers

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 13, 2020


No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

Digital Garden Guide
Flag Day Tomorrow

Flag Day 2020: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day is Sunday, June 14! This annual holiday celebrates the history and symbolism of the American flag. Learn about the history of this holiday and the beloved Stars and Stripes!


Best Natural, Nutrient-Rich 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.

Growing Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! 


Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

Fertilizing Containers

The ABCs of Fertilizing Containers
For thriving outdoor flower pots and especially vegetable containers, a continuous supply of nutrients and fertilizer is an absolute must. I learned the hard way as a novice gardener. Here’s how to fertilize your containers.
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.

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Growing Zucchini

How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
 Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually planted in mid-spring, just 2 to 3 plants could keep a small family supplied with these versatile fruit all summer long. Read on or watch our video to discover how to grow zucchini, from sowing to harvest!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

2021 Pre-Sale Now Open!

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

Homemade Ice Cream!

Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! 
Puzzles & Pleasantries - eBook

The most original puzzle book in years, with more than 250 mind-boggling puzzles on 96 pages that will put you to the test: rebuses, syncopations, ellipses, charades, riddles, enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, metagrams, anagrams, epigrams, logogriphs, logic puzzles, and much more! Delivered as PDF download.