Saturday, August 05, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Watermelon Day, yarrow, blossom-end rot

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August 03, 2017


hot summer
If the first week in August is unusually warm,
The winter will be white and long.


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National Watermelon Day!

August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the perfect treat for this early August day (and any summer day, really)!

Floral Butterfly Garden Stake

Liven up your garden with this colorful and bold garden stake. The glass wings are hand-painted in a vivid floral design with bright colors. The metal body is painted in metallic paint for an eye-catching finish that glistens in the sun. 

Best Days for August

Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of August 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

SHIPPING NOW! Original, full-color plant illustrations accompany timely beginner to expert gardening advice and charming seasonal lore. 

Beat Blossom-End Rot

Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.

Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17 inches long and includes both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.

Yes to Yarrow!

Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features stunning photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more!

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Watermelon Steak Marinade

See how to make the Watermelon Barbecue Marinade recipe featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbook. In this video, we use the marinade to create a mouthwatering Watermelon BBQ Steak dinner—perfect for summer.

Large Rustic Daisy Flower Stake

Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers. 

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