Cooperative extension list, growing pears, lavender for health

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

pear

peeling pears—
sweet juice drips
from the knife blade

–Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Cooperative Extension Services
Cooperative Extension Services
Got gardening questions? You can always ask the Almanac, but you should also know about your own state’s cooperative extension service. They are made up of local experts who provide on-the-ground advice with tricky insect problems, the best varieties to plant in your area...
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Pears
Pears
Biting into a juicy pear is one of life’s joys. Growing pears is generally easier than growing apples, as they have less pest and disease issues. They are easy to fit into small yard spaces, too! Learn more about planting pear trees in your backyard.
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2021 Almanac Gardening Club

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Club—Become a Member Today and Save 43%! Includes our new book Gardening for Everyone.

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Homemade Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Homemade Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Feed your plants—with your own plants! Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea that’s 100% organic! It’s a great boost for your plants in midsummer when they run low on soil fertility. Here’s how to make fertilizer tea at home. 
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2021 Engagement Calendar

This popular week-at-a-glance planning calendar, now in its 26th year of production, provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Each day offers wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore. Each month’s opener features a month-at-a-glance planning calendar, full Moon name, fun facts and quotes, and more!

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Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe
Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe
This open-faced blueberry pie is an outstanding summer pie that lets the true flavor of fresh blueberries shine! It comes together in minutes—and the fresh taste is divine. 
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2021 Moon Calendar

Celebrate the Halloween Full Blue Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This fascinating calendar features striking scenes of the Moon in the landscape, accompanied by fun facts and lore about Earth’s natural satellite.

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Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and...
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