Edamame, ripeness guide, water-bath canning for beginners

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 21, 2020


O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!
O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!
O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!
A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.

–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Club
Growing Edamame

Originally from East Asia, edamame is relatively new to North American gardens—especially to home gardeners. Here’s how to plant and grow edamame in your garden!


Sunflower Guide – Growing, Caring, & Varieties

Sunflowers are beautiful and easy to grow. They are perfect for summertime gardening. Our guide provides you everything you need to know for growing and caring for sunflowers including the varieties.

Ripeness and Harvest Guide

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick vegetables and fruit at the peak of flavor. For example, zucchini is harvested when 6 to 8 inches long. Pick early and pick often! See our entire list of common crops and the harvesting criteria for...


There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

How to Start Water-bath Canning

Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide and Recipes
Introducing our Water-Bath Canning Guide for Beginners! This is the easier way to can and does not require a “canner.” Make homemade jams, jellies, and pickled recipes with our step-by-step guide. You’ll capture the peak of summer’s bounty in a jar—to savor the flavors long after...
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.

Summer Squash Bake

Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash

This recipe for Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash is a terrific way to get vegetables into the most reluctant veggie eaters.

2021 Calendars

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

Catch Your Breath

Take a Breath! Breathing to Relax.
Ready to de-stress? Release tension with this deep breathing technique. It really works! As with fitness, deep breathing exercises can actually promote health and relaxation. Learn more—plus, find two simple breathing exercises. See how it works.
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.