Plum trees, extending the harvest, lightning sprites

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 27, 2020

end-summer-vacation

From the charm of radiant faces,
From the days we took to dream,
From the joy of open spaces,
From the mountain and the stream,
Bronzed of sunlight, nerves a-tingle,
Speed we back again to mingle
In the battle for our bread.

–Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880–1960)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Plums
Plum Season!

Plums
Ever thought about growing plums? If grown in the right spot, plums can be prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest plums!

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Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extending the Harvest

Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your garden later in the year. There are many innovative season extenders, including cold frames, hoop houses, row covers, and greenhouses. See our article and video with some ideas to keep those pickings ...

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Lightning Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies
How to See Red Sprites

Lightning Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies
Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No, these brilliant lights are not fairy tales; they are a colorful community of lightning flashes that...

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie
Our Best Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Try this Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie for a rich and beautiful summer dessert. If you’ve got fresh blackberries from the garden, even better!

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10 Herbs for Flavorful Tea

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