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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR AUGUST

STORMS (1,2) with hazy, hot, and humid weather (3,4,5,6,7).  Hurricane from Gulf, heavy rain (8,9,10) turning fair and cooler (11,12,13,14).  Scattered showers (15,16); fair and very warm (17,18, 19) with off-shore hurricane, heavy rain, STORMS  in the east (20,21).  Fair and warm again (22,23,24) with showers (25,26,27,28). Off-shore hurricane, heavy rain, STORMS  (29,30,31.)  

     

GARDENING ACTIVITIES

FOR  AUGUST



A THOUGHT 
FOR TODAY'S LIVING 

"Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams but by years of patient study”
                                                                                                    John Gruber (1768--1857)


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                                  "August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."

Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970)

MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Hazy, hot, and humid (1,2) with STORMS, then heavy rain (3,4,5,6,7). Hot and humid (8,9) with periods of STORMS and cooler (10,11,12,13). Hazy, hot, and humid again (14,15,16,17) with remnants of tropical storm, heavy rain, STORMS (18,19,20,21,22,23). Fair and cooler (24,25,26) turning cloudy and warm (27,28,29; humid and STORMS (30,31).

TORNADO WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack predicts possible tornado from August 6th to the 8th.   

FULL MOON: August’s full moon occurs on August 7th.  Since August 11th marks the end of the ‘Dog Days of Summer’, it has been called DOG MOON.  Many Native American tribes also referred to it as Fruit Moon or Ripe Moon because of the many fruits and vegetables that become ripe during the month.  

SPECIAL NOTES: The 222th Edition of the J. Gruber’s Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be on newsstands and at popular retailers throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region in September but you can place your order for the 2018 issue of The Almanack right now!  Simply go to www.almanack.com now and order your copy on-line today for delivery after Labor Day.  Consider taking advantage of the popular 3-year subscription, which offers guaranteed delivery of The Almanack for the next three years with no increase in price for only $22!  Or you can sign up as a Friend of the Almanack (FOTA).  As an FOTA, you will have immediate access to our current digital version of The Almanack (and the next year’s digital edition too!), view more content on our website, and enjoy special FOTA-pricing for hardcopy versions of your favorite almanac!  All great deals for a great almanac! 

HOLIDAYS: Before you know it, Labor Day will be here signaling the end of summer so enjoy it while you can! 

THE GARDEN: August is the peak of the hot and dry season and your plants will need water more than anything during this time.  If watering is limited or restricted in your area, concentrate on getting the most to newly planted trees and shrubs.  If you use thick mulch and give it a good soak, water will be retained much better over much longer periods of time. Stop feeding trees and shrubs after mid-August.  You don’t want to promote new growth that will not have time to fully mature before winter sets in. If the weather is cool, Fescue can be sown to repair lawns in the last week of August.  To ensure a happy harvest, pick vegetables in the morning hours when the sugar content is highest.  Never harvest or do any other garden work when plants are wet or you’re likely to spread disease.

J. GRUBER’S THOUGHT FOR TODAY’S LIVING

"Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams but by years of patient study”