Why we name Moons, start of seasons, squash problems?

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember:  
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!  

–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Full Moon Names
Full Moon Names
Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “nicknames” for the Moon! See Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.
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3 Signs You May Have A Fatty Liver

Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now.

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When Do the Seasons Start in 2021?
When Do the Seasons Start in 2021?
When do the four seasons start—and why do the dates change for the start of spring, summer, fall, and winter? Here are the equinox and solstice dates for 2021 and 2022—plus, answers to common questions about why seasons’ dates may change, why the seasons are different lengths, and what’s the...
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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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Zucchini
Zucchini
Zucchini is a garden staple and an extremely vigorous grower. Each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! But that doesn’t mean that they’re trouble-free. In our Zucchini Growing Guide and video, we’ll share tips and tricks to sidestep common squash problems, as well as tips on...
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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September Birth Flowers
September Birth Flowers
In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give. Learn about the two September birth flowers.
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How can I enjoy a winter wonderland in my garden?
This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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Monthly Horoscope for September 2020
Monthly Horoscope for September 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for September 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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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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