Common weeds, Moon meets Jupiter, giant pumpkins

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.

–Jan Struther (1901–53)

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Almanac 2021 Calendars
 
13 Common Garden Weeds
13 Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but some plants compete with your garden for nutrients, water, and light, as well as harbor diseases and pests. Here are 13 of the most common weeds found in gardens and lawns—with weed identification pictures and tips on how to manage their growth.
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Year-Round Grilling

Kenyon Electric Grills are safe and easy to use. Perfectly sized for family grilling and heats to 550˚F in 7 minutes! Serves up delicious flavor with no flare-ups. Apartment-approved and outdoor durable. Enjoy fresh grilled food anytime and anywhere. Proudly handcrafted in Connecticut.

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How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin
How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin
Giant pumpkins are in the news at harvesttime. Wondering how to grow a huge pumpkin? Start early! See our tips and tricks on how to grow a big(ger) pumpkin at home. 
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Does Your Dog Eat Grass? - 3 Signs He Or She May Be Sick

Is your dog giving you a “warning” sign? According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. Dr. Goldstein has created a short video where he explains everything about the true cause of canine health issues. Watch The Video.

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Night Sky for October 2020
Night Sky for October 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for October 2020. Mars is at its most visible and brightest. Jupiter and Saturn pair up at nightfall from October 21 to 23. And we’ll enjoy two Full Moons in October—including a Halloween Blue Moon! See Bob Berman’s highlights of the monthly night...
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What is the snowiest state?
The 2021 Weather Calendar’s “Ask the Old Farmer” section answers all your most interesting weather questions! Popular with weather and nature enthusiasts alike, this calendar offers stunning full-color photographs of a spawning tornado, strange-looking lenticular clouds, beautiful cascades of ice, and much more alongside classic wit and wisdom.
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Caramel Popcorn Balls
Caramel Popcorn Balls

This old-time Caramel Popcorn Balls recipe dates back to the mid-1800s and remains a favorite wholesome treat, especially at Halloween. 

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What does snow on Christmas night mean for next year's crops?

Find out fun facts about every holiday with the 2021 Engagement Calendar. This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore remedies.
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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