Caring for petunias, how to make ice cream, no-cook recipes!

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 27, 2020


A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.

–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Caring for Petunias

Often grown as annuals, petunias are one of the most popular flowers because of their long flowering period. As with most annuals, they get leggy by midsummer, so you’ll want to prune the shoots back to about half their length. See how to plant and take care of your petunias to keep them blooming.


Beautiful Green Summer Lawns...Especially When It's Hot!

Huma-Iron™ contains a natural blend of carbon, humus, iron, and trace minerals that will revive your lawn and keep it green throughout the summer and fall months.

Uses for Row Covers

Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have you considered using fabric row covers? Many gardeners think of them for frost protection but they also form an excellent barrier for excluding many insects. We cover almost everything in our garden at first for one reason or another.
2021 Calendars

SHIPPING SOON! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watchers, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

Stay Out of the Hot Kitchen!

10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups to protein-rich salads to sandwich suppers, none of these recipes will have you heating up the oven (or yourself).
The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

What is old is new again! Established in 1792 and published every year thereafter. Pre-order The 2021 Old farmer’s Almanac today and get your copy first. 

How to Make Ice Cream

How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer, plus learn all about the history of ice cream and find some great ice cream recipes.
The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

Preserving Safely

Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and vegetables from their home gardens and local farms. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your hard-earned harvest safe to eat.
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.