Squash not fruiting?, deadheading flowers, salad recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 22, 2020


Ten o'clock: the broken moon
Hangs not yet a half hour high,
Yellow as a shield of brass,
In the dewy air of June,
Poised between the vaulted sky
And the ocean's liquid glass. 

–Emma Lazarus (1849–87) 

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Squash Not Fruiting?

Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions. Often, these squash problems are related to a lack of pollinators. Here are the short answers, as well as a video to show you HOW to hand-pollinate a squash.


Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions.

Why and How to Deadhead

Four Good Reasons to Deadhead Flowers
Summer is here, and with it come more flowers to enjoy. Of course, they don’t grow themselves, and a bit of work is involved. Weeding, watering, mulching, and don’t forget deadheading—the removal of spent blossoms. Here are four reasons to keep up with this chore—plus, tips on how to deadhead flowers.
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%! 

Free Printable Star Map

Night Sky Map for June 2020: See the Stars Move
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for June 2020! Why do objects like stars appear move across the sky at night? The planets, too, move like clockwork through the sky. Take advantage of the pleasant June weather to watch the “Cosmic Clock” in action.
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.

How to Keep Salad Interesting

10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy proteins.
My Local Almanac

My Local Almanac is a special Old Farmer’s Almanac digital product that customizes astronomical timetables for your specific location and time zone in the U.S. or Canada. Delivered as a PDF file.

Bad Breath? Stinky Feet?

Natural ways to tame body odors
Bad breath? Stinky feet? Sweaty armpits? Learn about natural ways to tame body odors. Scientists have determined that each of us has a unique “odor-print,” as distinctive as our fingerprints!
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.