Growing dill, retain moisture and suppress weeds, dragonflies

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 6, 2020


'Tis the middle watch of a summer night--
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
Naught is seen in the vault on high
But the moon, and the stars, and the cloudless sky.

–Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Growing and Using Dill

Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups and stews or for pickling. Dill weed is easy to grow—here’s how!


Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re planning to, or are already taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, then read this immediately! There is one food that feeds good bacteria and makes them take over bad bacteria, so click here to find out this one food.

Retain Moisture, Suppress Weeds

Types of Mulch: Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulching
Mulch is your friend, helping retain moisture and suppress weeds in the garden. See the many advantages—and disadvantages—to mulching. Plus, we list over 10 types of mulch—both organic and non-organic—and tips on how to mulch your garden, including amount of mulch needed.
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. 

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10 Smart Watering Tips

10 Smart Watering Tips for a Healthy Garden
Watering at the right time, in the right place, and using the right methods can make a big difference in how much water your garden needs. In this short video we share 10 tried-and-tested tips for saving water in the garden.
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.

What's an Herb Vs. Spice?

What is the Difference Between Spices and Herbs?
What is the difference between spices and herbs? An herb is the green, leafy part of the plant. A spice can come from the root, stem, seed, fruit, flower or bark of the tree or plant. Learn more about what’s in your spice cupboard—and how to best use herbs and spices in cooking.
2021 Calendars

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

Dazzling Dragonflies

Dragonflies: Facts, Symbolic Meaning, and Habitat
The dragonfly and its smaller cousin, the damselfly, belong to an ancient order of insects known as Odonata and have carried symbolic meaning for centuries. Most people love to have dragonflies in their gardens, if only because dragonflies...
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.