Hibiscus in fall, succession planting, mixed berry tart

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, August 29, 2020

queen-hearts

The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
And took them quite away!

–Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

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Rose of Sharon and Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
Rose of Sharon and Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall

In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like an autumn bloomer, fall is the perfect time to plant hardy hibiscus, such as the beautiful Rose of Sharon. Discover varieties of hibiscus flowers and planting tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest
How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest

What is succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first crops are finished, making the most of limited space and extending the growing season beyond what’s typical in your area. See which veggies are best for second plantings to increase this year’s harvest!
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Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.

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2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast
2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast

What’s the 2021 winter forecast? Take a look at our long-range predictions by region for winter 2021, including the winter maps for the U.S. and Canada.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart

Our berry tart is simple to make and looks stunning. Start with a tart shell, which you can make or buy.

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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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Firescaping Your Yard and Garden
Firescaping Your Yard and Garden

What can you do to protect your yard from fire?  Learn about “firescaping”—with 11 natural steps to help protect your property and make it less vulnerable to fire, especially if you live in a high-risk area.
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