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September Monthly Preview

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The September edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly digital magazine is here! This issue discusses weather and weather forecasts, how to fall asleep fast, what to do with all that zucchini, and more fresh and useful topics.

September Monthly Preview

Here is a sneak peek at a few of the articles from the September Monthly:

5 New Ways to Use Zucchini

The September Monthly says that you should never say “No” to zucchini! After all, there are more ways to eat it than just in bread (not that zucchini bread is bad …). This article includes five innovative zucchini recipes, as well as tips on what to do with an abundance of zucchini. The recipes include Zucchini Sausage Squares (a hit at potlucks!), Zucchini Pizza (seen below), and even Zucchini Brownies!

Zucchini Pizza. Photo credit: Margo Letourneau.

How to Fall Asleep Fast

Myths about sleep are shattered in this article, and foolproof methods for falling asleep fast are discussed. For example, counting sheep really does work, according to scientists. The article discusses laboratory studies on methods of inducing sleep, including “paradoxical intention” and “stimulus control therapy.” While eating before bedtime has historically been thought to disrupt sleep, modern researchers now agree that it is better to have a light snack before bed than to go to bed hungry.

A troubled sleeper. Photo credit: Aidar/shutterstock.com.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Preparing your garden for winter is more about time than money. It is necessary to begin protecting your plants at least 2 weeks in advance. This article includes many tips on how to properly secure your various plants through the winter. For example, save your tender bulbs by packing them in dry peat moss and protect your roses with thick insulation. For in-depth advice, subscribe to the Monthly.

Photo credit: MarkMirror/shutterstock.com.

Subscribe to the Monthly for all of this, plus: American and Canadian weather forecasts, Best Days to do various things, gardening by the Moon’s sign, and much more!