How to can tomatoes, August forecast!, watering for taste

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Between the dusk of a summer night
And the dawn of a summer day,
We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,
And we bade it stoop and stay.

–William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Saturday, July 18, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Club
Canning Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes at Home
Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste all year long—to make fresh spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, soups, and stews all year long. Anyone can do this! Here’s how to can your tomatoes—using just tomatoes and lemon juice...


Beautiful Green Summer Lawns...Especially When It's Hot!

Huma-Iron™ contains a natural blend of carbon, humus, iron, and trace minerals that will revive your lawn and keep it green throughout the summer and fall months.

July Weather Forecast

Summer Weather Forecast 2020: Hot Weather Continues Into August
Ready for August? We predicted that summer weather would be warmer than average this summer, and it looks like August continues that trend. Check out our forecast to see the August 2020 temperature and precipitation outlook for your area, compliments of Old Farmer’s Almanac meteorologist ...
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%! 

Historic Skygazing Events

Greatest Celestial Events in History
Let’s look back at some of the truly incredible celestial events in history! From the 1878 solar eclipse with Thomas Edison to the purple Moon of 1950, enjoy some of the most spectacular, memorable, and even scary sky spectacles visible to the naked eye since 1792, when The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
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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Watering for Better Taste

How to Water Vegetables for Better Taste
Improve the flavor of tomatoes and other vegetables just by the way you water your garden. Here’s how.
2021 Calendars

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

Rose Petal Potpourri

How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender because both have a calming effect and the scent truly lingers. It’s a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor air. Potpourri also makes a lovely homemade gift. 
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.