Speedy veggies to plant, hydrangea care, Summer Triangle

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 8, 2020


The Summer looks out from her brazen tower,
Through the flashing bars of July.

–Francis Thompson (1859–1907)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Speedy Veggies to Plant Now

Speedy Vegetables to Plant in Summer
Summer is in full swing! By now, the peas and radishes have likely all been picked, the cilantro is blooming, the lettuce has bolted, and the spinach is long gone. Don’t let those gaps sit empty; they’ll only fill up with weeds! To get the most from your garden, break out the seeds and pop in a few...


Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

Cutting Flowers

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up flowers from the market. These are easy tricks to extend the lives of your flower bouquets or cut flower arrangements. In the garden, remember that cutting encourages more blooms for...
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

2021 Pre-Sale Now Open!

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

Summer Hydrangeas

With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm in summertime that’s hard to resist. While these flowering shrubs are low-maintenance, proper care will keep them blooming. Our Hydrangea Guide provides summer plant care tips for all you need to know about growing...
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.

The Summer Triangle

Night Sky Map for July 2020: The Summer Triangle
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for July 2020! This month, we talk about the three “stars of summer,” which make up the Summer Triangle: Vega, Altair, and Deneb! Plus, learn why looks can be deceiving…
2021 Calendars

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

Peach Raspberry Crunch

Peach Raspberry Crunch

Ever tried combining peaches and raspberries? Mmmm! Try this mouth-watering recipe for Peach Raspberry Crunch.

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.