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
Best Apples for Baking

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
Freezing Spinach and 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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Preparing Soil for Planting
Prep Soil in Fall

Preparing Soil for Planting
It starts with the soil! A gorgeous garden is built on rich, fertile soil. It’s the foundation of your entire garden. How well do you know your garden soil type? Does it drain well or dry out? Let’s get to know YOUR soil and learn how to improve it before planting a garden.

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Daylilies
Daylily Care and Division

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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Storing Onions Without Rot

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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