Canada Day, July garden tasks and advice, best days

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 1, 2020


When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet's throat
Has softened almost to a sigh. It is July
–Susan Hartley Swett (1860-1907)

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
July's Seasonal Advice

The Month of July 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome July! The hottest month of the year, thunderstorms are nearly as abundant as ants at a picnic. Plus, it’s the month of independence days for both the U.S. and Canada! Here’s everything to know about the month of July—including weather updates and gardening advice!


Heart Surgeon: Throw Out Your Olive Oil Now (Here’s Why)

Did you know that buying the wrong olive oil could be putting you and your family’s health at risk? Several brands  are made up of artificial ingredients that can lead to dry skin, achy muscles and joints, weight gain, and even heart problems.  Learn More….

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day 2020
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday, observed this year on Wednesday, July 1. Plus, find some delicious recipes to celebrate with!
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. 

Birth Flower for July

July Birth Flowers
July’s birth flowers—the larkspur and water lily—are dramatic head-turners, with one being the star of water features and the other capable of growing a towering spike of flowers! 
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Gardeners love it so much, we had to print more! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

Best Days by the Moon

Best Days Timetable
With the Almanac’s Best Days timetable, find out when to plant vegetables, start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, quit smoking, and more!
2021 Calendars

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

July Garden Tasks

Gardening Tips & Tasks
What to do in the garden this month? Consult our gardening calendar for monthly to-do lists. Our gardening tips and tasks tailored to your region!
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.