Best apples for baking, prep soil in fall, storing onions

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, September 5, 2020

woodlot

September strews the woodlot o'er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?

–Thomas W. Parsons (1819–92)

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The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking

Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—with charts on best apples for apple pies, best apples for making applesauce, best apples for apple cider, and best apples for apple butter. 
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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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How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens

Have more greens than you can eat? Freezing spinach and hardy cooking greens is so easy—and you can enjoy them all year long in soups, quiches, smoothies, and more! Here’s how to freeze leafy greensspinach, swiss chard, and beet greens.
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The Almanac is the perfect stocking stuffer!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a delightful stocking surprise for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Enjoy a holiday season filled with wit and wisdom from your favorite Old Farmer. The Almanac is guaranteed to make people smile and to tickle your funny bones. Order today to get your Almanacs in time for the holidays!

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Soil Preparation: How Do You Prepare Garden Soil for Planting?
Soil Preparation: How Do You Prepare Garden Soil for Planting?

Vegetables need good soil for healthy growth and harvests. Well-prepared soil is the foundation of your entire garden—and gives you a jump-start on the season! In our guide to soil preparation, we’ll help you get to know your soil type, teach you how to improve your garden soil quality, and give...
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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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Daylilies
Daylilies

Daylilies produce large, colorful flowers that will return year after year with minimal care—even in drought conditions. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for daylilies in your garden, including end-of-season cleanup and dividing after blooming.
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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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How to Harvest and Store Onions

Harvest onions when their tops begin to turn yellow and fall over. Then onions need to be ‘cured’, or dried, to store through winter without rotting. In a few easy steps, our article (with video) will explain how to harvest and prepare your bulbs for storage. We’ll also tell you how to make an...
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