Summer forecast is out!, growing tomatoes, great sandwiches

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 10, 2021

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Among the changing months, May stands confest
The sweetest, and in fairest colours dressed!
Soft as the breeze that fans the smiling field;
Sweet as the breath that opening roses yield
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–James Thomson (1700–48)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Summer Weather Forecast 2021: Hot, Stormy Summer Here to Stay
Summer Weather Forecast 2021: Hot, Stormy Summer Here to Stay
It’s been a hot one so far! Will the heat continue into August? Check out our forecast to see the Summer 2021 temperature and precipitation outlook for your area, compliments of Old Farmer’s Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg.
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Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs Now!

Make your garden come alive this summer with fragrant bulbs like lilies. For a south of the border feel plant show-stopping dahlias and montbretia. No garden? Try agapanthus and canna in containers for a Mediterranean look.

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Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms
Night Sky Map for May 2021: Asterisms
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for May! This month, learn about asterisms, which are unofficial star patterns contained in constellations. They’re an easy—and entertaining—way to observe the night sky.
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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Our Growing Tomatoes Guide takes you from planting to harvesting! Find out when to plant America’s favorite garden crop, the best way to grow tomatoes, how long it takes a tomato to bear fruit, and what tomatoes need to thrive. We’ll touch on how to transplant, stakes and cages,...
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Click to read the full "Ode to a Cow"!

The “Ode to a Cow” was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice reminds us to take a pause in our busy lives. Plus, it’s a quality sign made in America!

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10 Great Sandwich Recipes
10 Great Sandwich Recipes
Our all-time favorite sandwiches will brighten up your lunch with flavorful ingredients. This year, we’ve added several new sandwich recipes which are both easy-to-make and satisfying—including our Vermont Farm Sandwich (are you brave enough?), melty Grilled Cheese, and Turkey Green Apple Panini....
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Handy and high-quality cutting boards!

Check out our selection of bamboo cutting boards with engravings of roosters, elegant trees, and more!

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How to Cook Grains Chart
How to Cook Grains Chart
Many of us want to eat more whole grains but are intimidated by how to cook them. Don’t be! It’s not that different from what you do for rice. All you have to know is the grain-to-water ratio and how long to simmer—which we’ve provided in a handy chart that covers barley, buckwheat, oats, quinoa,...
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Ever get annoyed with zippers that catch?

Great for light jackets and backpacks (or just about anything with a zipper), pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient! Helpful for people with arthritic hands, too!

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