New Canning 101 Guide, lightning safety, tomato seed saving

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What would life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes
–Guy Clark (1941–2016)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Club
Canning 101 Basics

Canning for Beginners: What Is Canning?
Home canning is experiencing a resurgence of interest. Imagine the shelves of your pantry stocked with homemade pickles, tomato sauce, and jams. Whether you are blessed with an overabundance from your garden or want to indulge in the art of “putting by” with peak produce from your farmers’ market,...


Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito bites can spread deadly diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. To kill mosquitoes before they’re old enough to bite, float Mosquito Dunks® in any standing water. The natural BTI in the Dunks will kill mosquito larvae for 30 days.

Apricot Cobbler Bars

Heavenly Apricot Cobbler Bars

This recipe for Heavenly Apricot Cobbler Bars comes to us from the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn at Kennebunkport, Maine.



Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

Odds of Being Struck by Lightning

Lightning Storms: 10 Safety Tips You Should Know
Lightning can be awesome to watch but, yes, it can be dangerous and even deadly. Did you know: Lightning strikes more than 40 to 50 times a second during June, July and August. So, summer is a good time to learn about nature’s light shows—and 10 basic lightning safety rules. Know your “flash” facts...
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.

All About Moon Gardens

How to Design a Moon Garden
A Moon garden can be enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan a Moon garden—with flowers that open in the evening, plants that release fragrant scents at night, and silvery or textured foliage which is visible. Let’s get started on your Moon garden …
2021 Calendars

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

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Tomato Seed Saving

How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully
It’s easy to save your own tomato seeds from one year to the next. Most tomatoes hold 100 or more seeds, so you only need a few fruits for seed saving. We’ll explain which kinds of tomatoes you can harvest seeds from and demonstrate how to prepare, dry and store your seeds.
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.