Growing mint, patriotic recipe ideas, July sky watch

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 2, 2020


A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July!

–James N. Matthews (1852–1910)

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Growing Mint

Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It has a fruity, aromatic taste.


Feeling Old? Do This Once A Day And Watch What Happens

Researchers have found a new at home test that you can do right now in your seat that can help predict future health and longevity. It’s a very simple test and only take a couple minutes to do. Click Here To Find Out Now >>

The July Sky Watch

Night Sky for July 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for July 2020. Plan ahead for the top stargazing sights of the month. Here are the highlights of the night sky for July!
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. 

The Gem of July

July Birthstone: The Ruby
The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” Learn all about rubies and what they symbolize!
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.

Patriotic Recipe Ideas

Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day in style with some festive recipes, including Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa—and Star-Spangled Berry Pie for dessert. You’ll also find burgers, ribs, our prize-winning fried chicken and patriotic desserts to top off any great meal!
2021 Calendars

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

Your July Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for July 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for July 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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.