Easygoing marigolds, planets at brightest, cricket thermometer

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 10, 2020

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Bright clouds,
Motionless pillars of the brazen heaven–
Their bases on the mountains–their white tops
Shining in the far ether–fire the air
With a reflected radiance

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Marigolds
Marigolds
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, bringing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all...
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How To Remove Dark Spots (Do This)

A common misconception that many people have are that dark skin spots are caused by the sun, when in fact they are actually signs of advanced aging.  Dr. Gundry has a special at home method that you can use in her home to help reduce dark spots, age spots, and uneven skin tones. Watch The Video.

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How to Beat Bugs in Your Garden
While some insects are beneficial, others are an ever-present pest in the vegetable garden—but there’s no reason that they should get the better of you or your crops.
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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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Predict the Temperature with Cricket Chirps
Predict the Temperature with Cricket Chirps
We all know the evening sound of a cricket. Did you know the number of cricket chirps report the temperature? It’s true! We explain how to use the “cricket thermometer” method. And next time there’s a warm evening, count the cricket chirps!
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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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Jupiter and Saturn at Their Brightest in July
Jupiter and Saturn at Their Brightest in July
Both Jupiter and Saturn will be big and bright in July, 2020! Next up is Saturn is at “opposition” to the Sun on the 20th. This is some amazing, easy backyard stargazing—no charts needed!  Here are details on when to watch the planets from Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.
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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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Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest!  We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right here—from tantalizing tomato sauce to fried green tomatoes to super salsa!
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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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