Earwigs, blackberry jam, edible flowers, white vinegar

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 9, 2020


Can we learn wisdom watching insects now,
or just the art of quiet observation?
Creatures from the world of leaf and flower
marking weather’s variation.

–Vivian Smith (b. 1933)

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Almanac Gardening Club
Earwig Pests

Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as “pincher bugs,” in the garden.


11 Watering Tips for Your Garden

Watering is one of the most important factors in a healthy garden. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow these 11 watering tips for a successful garden.

10 Edible Flowers

Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there are hundreds of choices, here’s a list of 10 edible flowers that are also easy to grow.


The Biggest Danger In Your Diet (Not What You Think)

What if I said a good portion of your weight gain, brain fog, and digestive issues may stem from a SINGLE vegetable you eat? We now know of at least one so-called “health food” that could be wreaking havoc on your insides (and your results). What’s worse, it’s probably in your kitchen right now! Dr. Steven Gundry, is pulling back the curtain on exactly what it is: ==> This Vegetable Could Be The #1 Danger In Your Diet

Orchid Care

Orchids have no equal: They are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-blooming, long-lived, fascinating in fragrance and form, and extremely varied. Few pleasures in gardening surpass the thrill of seeing orchids thrive and bloom. Here’s everything you should 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.

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam Without Pectin

This super-easy Blackberry Jam recipe has so much flavor and it’s not too sweet! Plus, no special equipment or ingredients are necessary for our no-fuss jam.

2021 Calendars

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

White Vinegar Do's and Don'ts

White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves such a wide array of everyday purposes as vinegar. While it might seem as if you can use vinegar on everything, it’s also acidic, which means that it can cause damage to your health and home if you use it improperly. Here are ...
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.