Friday, August 18, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Tomato Woes

Tomato Woes

I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the luscious fruits that we wait months for come the many tomato disorders and diseases that the flesh is heir to—tomato flesh that is.

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August 18, 2017


No wind, no bird. The river flames like brass.
On either side, smitten as with a spell
Of silence, brood the fields. In the deep grass,
Edging the dusty roads, lie as they fell
Handfuls of shriveled leaves from tree and bush.
But ’long the orchard fence and at the gate,
Thrusting their saffron torches through the hush,
Wild lilies blaze, and bees hum soon and late
–Lizzete Woodworth Reese (1856–1931)


Thousands Lose Power from Severe Storm

On July 23, 2017, as many as 140,000 people in Kansas City, MO were effected by a severe storm causing massive power outages. Remember when you wished you had a generator. Make a Plan Now

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Picking at the Peek

How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale signs that let you know when they’re ready to eat.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Garden Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive—and put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

Eclipse Eye Safety

The great solar eclipse is now just days away. I hope you will travel to where the eclipse is total, such as Carbondale, Illinois, or Stanley, Idaho, because totality offers an astounding, unforgettable experience. Nevertheless, you can still experience something magical outside the path of totality: a partial solar eclipse. In both cases, you will need specialized eye protection.

The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this gorgeously illustrated gift boxed page-a-day calendar!

Campfire Hobo Packs

Combine your favorite vegetables and herbs (fennel, celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary). This recipe is very forgiving.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

Starring eclipses, meteor showers, visible planets, and 33 stellar moments in time!

What Do Dreams Mean?

What are dreams, and what do they mean? Here we discuss how dreams connect the past and the present, and how we watch them as we sleep.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

SHIPPING NOW! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar. New for 2018—now in color!  

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