Growing dill, retain moisture and suppress weeds, dragonflies

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 6, 2020

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'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)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Dill
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!
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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.

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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch

Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...
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The Almanac is the perfect stocking stuffer!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a delightful stocking surprise for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Enjoy a holiday season filled with wit and wisdom from your favorite Old Farmer. The Almanac is guaranteed to make people smile and to tickle your funny bones. Order today to get your Almanacs in time for the holidays!

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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.
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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.

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What is the Difference Between Spices and Herbs?
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.
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2021 Calendars

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

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Dragonflies: Facts, Symbolic Meaning, and Habitat
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...
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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.

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