Get advice, folklore, and gardening secrets (shhh!), as well as some interesting plant trivia in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Calendar.
Dear Hopeful Horticulturist,
When you’ve been publishing an Almanac and studying the weather since George Washington was president, you pick up a few gardening tips. You pass along a few folk sayings down through the years. You learn some interesting facts. (Did you know that a ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids during its lifetime?)
When we were putting together our Gardening Calendar for the coming year, we looked back at those tips, sayings, and facts, gathered our favorites, and “penciled them in.” Kidding. We used ink.
Don’t think us negligent, though. These facts and tales and bits of wisdom are all true—except maybe the one about planting peas and beans in a leap year and how this could cause them to grow the “wrong” way in their pods. We haven’t verified that one.
Here are a few of our favorites.
Do your cucumbers have lots of flowers but no fruit? Check the flowers: Both male and female types must be blooming at the same time for pollination to occur; males often appear first. Female flowers have a small, cucumber-shape bump at the base that will become the fruit.
Shade your plants during high heat to help prevent pollen damage. Pollinators are less active in rain and cold temperatures, and insecticides may reduce their numbers. If they are not nearby, try pollinating the flowers yourself: Dip a cotton swab into male pollen and transfer it to the center of a female flower.
Tomatoes are North America’s most popular garden vegetable. But if you’re bored with regular old red tomatoes, try a unique, colorful heirloom variety. Heirloom tomatoes are praised for being tastier and more nutritious than their store-bought red cousins. They are available in a rainbow of options, such as tie-dyed-looking ‘Mr. Stripey’, purplish-pink ‘Cherokee Purple’, or fine-lined, yellow-streaked ‘Copia’. In the market for something different? Try ‘Green Zebra’, with differing bands of green and gold.
Bee balm (Monarda) is a spectacular garden plant and pollinator magnet. It likes plenty of sun and well-draining soil and flowers from mid-July to late summer. Numerous beneficial insects and hummingbirds, as well as the hummingbird moth, are attracted to the plant’s brightly colored blooms of red, pink, and purple.
Unfortunately, these pretty petals are often saddled by white, crusty leaves due to the plant’s high susceptibility to powdery mildew. To avoid, stick to disease-resistant varieties such as ‘Colrain Red’, ‘Marshall’s Delight’, and ‘Violet Queen’.
If you want to learn more about growing your best garden, plus other useful information, wit, and wisdom about gardening, you can get it along with facts, folklore notes, and fun sayings in our 2020 Gardening Calendar. It’s included with an Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership!
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Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership! This new and exciting club is designed especially for you—six stunning calendars packed with advice, best days, facts, and fun that you cannot get anywhere else!
We’ve taken what makes The Old Farmer’s Almanac a wonderful resource, and created calendars to appeal to the gardener, the cook, the stargazer, the trivia lover, the organizer, and the weather watcher in all of us.
Since 1792—in fact, every day since!— The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been trusted and enjoyed by folks from all walks of life, with planting charts for those who grow their own food; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; Moon and sunrise times for those who watch the skies; and weather forecasts for those want to know what the weather is going to be like this season.
With The Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership, you can celebrate the humor and insight of The Old Farmer’s Almanac with six special calendars with themes including gardening, country, weather watching, and the moon. Discover quirky facts, timeless adages and advice, amusing quotes, profound proverbs, Best Days to do things (from fishing to weaning to planting to setting eggs, for example), and so much more!
Did you know? The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America! We got started with this valuable content in 1792—when George Washington was president and the U.S. Post Office Department was first established . . . and we’ve been at it ever since then, for 228 years!
We believe that, especially in today’s trying times, finding humor and enjoyment in daily life is important and can be uplifting, and we hope you like our light-hearted fun and find the joy in chuckling at our witty and inspiring words in these beautiful calendars.
Your Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership gives you six beautiful calendars loaded with the tips, trivia, and insights that make The Old Farmer’s Almanac a family favorite. Keep them all for yourself or give some as gifts. Keeping track of time has never been so enjoyable!
Each calendar is chock-full of quirky facts, timeless tips, and powerful proverbs. Discover the best days to plant, the best days to harvest, and when the fishing’s most likely to mean fresh fish for dinner.
And with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership, you’ll have dazzling photography to beautify your home, coupled with fascinating facts and entertaining trivia to engage your mind.
An Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership gives you a wide selection of calendars to keep for yourself or give as gifts—and for a special introductory rate, right now, to all new Charter Members.
When you join The Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club today, you’ll get a beautiful array of calendars to enjoy throughout the year:
- 2020 Gardening Wall Calendar: If you like gardening, you’re going to love the advice, folklore, and gardening secrets in our 2020 Gardening Wall Calendar! This compact calendar is 10-7/8"x 16¾" when open, making it the perfect size to fit on the wall in your kitchen, den, or potting shed. Each month features rich, full-color illustrations along with tips, history, or background information on the artwork.
- 2020 Weather Watcher’s Wall Calendar: Mother Nature puts on spectacular shows around the world, and we’ve captured some of the most amazing weather moments for you in our Weather Watcher’s Calendar. From the fascinating formation of a waterspout to the mesmerizing interplay of a rainbow and lightning, each month of the Weather Watcher’s Calendar will bring you a stunning new photo. Each month also features a key event in history, from devastating storms to peculiar weather.
- 2020 Engagement Calendar: Take the wisdom and humor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac with you wherever you go, and never miss an appointment! This beautiful planner-style engagement calendar is the perfect size—7"x 10"—with a week at a glance so that you can keep your days organized. The Engagement Calendar is liberally sprinkled with humor and useful advice, with plenty of room to record your appointments—practical and handy!
- 2020 Everyday Calendar: Expect something new every day with this desktop page-per-day calendar. Each day features a bit of Old Farmer’s Almanac fun—from weather wisdom to historical facts to useful hints and time-tested proverbs. Enjoy a lovely new full-color illustration or photograph each day. Impress your friends and family with your wide-ranging knowledge.
- 2020 Country Calendar: If you love the country, you’ll feel right at home with this calendar. This calendar features engaging color photos from top photographers who have perfectly captured the essence of what “country” is all about. The calendar has quirky, fun facts about living in the country and the animals that call it home, along with a pithy poem that’s perfect for the month. You’ll get country wisdom and reflections throughout the calendar, along with a list of the best days each month for fishing, setting eggs, and performing specific farm chores. Need even more info? Turn to the back of the calendar for ideal dates to plant, harvest, and more.
- 2020 Moon Calendar: Turn your eyes to the sky and revel in the beauty of the Moon over land, sea, city, and country. These spectacular photographs are sure to delight and inspire you, month after month. There’s lots of lore surrounding the power of the Moon, and we celebrate both Moon facts and fables throughout the year. From Lunar Fun to Moon Talk, you’ll be informed and entertained about the Moon as it waxes and wanes. Get tips on the best days to cut your hair, entertain guests, or go fishing or camping. Learn about the special names that the full Moon takes from one month to the next. You may even be inspired to go out for a walk in the moonlight!
Keep all of these calendars for yourself or give some as gifts. These calendars definitely won’t wind up in a drawer somewhere—they’re too beautiful not to use!
How can you not consider becoming an Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Member?
Only The Old Farmer’s Almanac can offer you such a wide variety of calendars all in one place—and all packed with the guidance, folklore, trivia and insightful advice that readers have come to love in the Almanac. Whether you keep all the calendars for yourself or start a new tradition of gifting some to the important people in your life, you’ll know that these are no ordinary calendars. The luscious illustrations and photography will brighten your home or office in a way that no off-the-rack calendars can.
What are you waiting for?
Weather watchers, gardeners, sky gazers, and nature lovers everywhere have been enjoying The Old Farmer’s Almanac calendars for years, and now it’s easier than ever for YOU to get your bundle of calendars—and be ready to really enjoy 2020—with an Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership.
When we first created the Calendar Club, we wanted to make it easy to use, easy to order, and packed with diverse, attractive, and valuable content. Who can resist a beautiful calendar in the time-honored tradition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? These calendars will brighten your year day after day, and now they can all be yours with your Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Membership.
Why not be among the first to join us today and benefit from the wonderful combination of beautiful photos and illustrations and valuable Almanac information that you can’t get anywhere else?
Become an Old Farmer’s Almanac Calendar Club Charter Member today—while this special offer lasts!