Black pepper, midsummer garden help, zucchini holiday?

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, August 8, 2020

wood-thrush

In the grey summer garden I shall find you
With day-break and the morning hills behind you.
There will be rain-wet roses; stirs of wings;
And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.

–Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Where Black Pepper Comes From

Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually comes from? Learn all about black pepper, including its history, health benefits, and even how it contributed to European exploration...

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2021 Almanac Gardening Club

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Favorite Zucchini Recipes
Sneak Zucchini Day!

Favorite Zucchini Recipes
How many ways can you use zucchini? How about zucchini bread, zucchini pizza, zucchini relish, fried zucchini, zucchini pancakes—OK, we’ll stop there. We hope you enjoy our collection!

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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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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac
 
Summer Gardening Tips to Keep Your Garden Growing
Midsummer Garden Help

Summer Gardening Tips to Keep Your Garden Growing
If you planted your first-ever vegetable garden this year, good for you! By now, we hope you’ve harvested some garden goodies. But the heat of summer is upon us, the weeds are taking over, and bugs have moved in. Now what do you do? Here are some tips to keep that “Covid-19” garden going full tilt.

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The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

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The Thrush's Magical Song
The Thrush's Song

The Thrush's Magical Song
This time of year brings a special treat—the flute-like songs of thrushes. What’s amazing is that the thrush sings a musical series—and this songster can easily sing over 50 distinct songs! Learn more about the magical thrush of the forest.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies, including how to make your own fruit fly trap!

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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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