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WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST

By John B G

WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST DATE TO HAVE KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER OR THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER

Would appreciate help

By Kathy H.

Would appreciate help identifying sunflowers with yellow centers featured in photo on page 66 of the 2013 All-Season Garden Guide. Have gone through all catalogues and still haven't been able to nail it. My thanks in advance.

That variety of sunflower is

By Almanac Staff

That variety of sunflower is 'Capenoch Star.'

When is a good day to pickle

By Louis

When is a good day to pickle corn?

Hi everyone glad to be at

By AffircacH

Hi everyone glad to be at this forum. Hope to get to know some of you.

Hello guys, Im new to this

By LimoliohULS

Hello guys, Im new to this forum .. how are you guys doing? :)

My Recipe Box: Soups & Stews.

By Eric Cocran

My Recipe Box: Soups & Stews. I would like to know what soup, & get the recipe, is being shown in the last My Recipe Box: Soups & Stews. It seems to be some type of corn & potato soup or maybe a bisque. I would love the recipe.

Hello Eric, I've emailed you

By Amy Nieskens

Hello Eric, I've emailed you the newsletter from yesterday with the recipes. Enjoy! -Amy, Associate Editor

BIRD HOUSES!! In Louisiana,

By mawyeppinette

BIRD HOUSES!!
In Louisiana, when do I put my bird houses up,and is there something I can use for bird mites?

I just bought the farmers

By Riverridgeranch

I just bought the farmers almanac for 2011 hoping to find the answer...no luck. My 16 year old daughter will have her wisdom teeth removed this summer. Looking for a good day. I had a miserable experience so trying to get her the best odds available. She was born 9-26-94 at 3:09 PM. Would like late June 2011. Thank you for any assistance.

Hello, we happened to see

By Almanac Staff

Hello, we happened to see your comment here. We don't give medical advice and need to refer you to health professionals. However, if you follow age-old astrology, you can look in your 2011 Almanac and reference the Best Days calendar on page 231 which provides optimal dates for dental care each month, based on the Moon's sign. You can also reference the Man of Signs and the Moon's Astrological Place calendar on pages 229 and 230.

HELP! I am trying to

By dlnetvaroha

HELP! I am trying to research an article from the Almanac. It was between 1980-1994 and was about Climate change, the fact the weather has been getting warmer in the last 1000 years. Higher water levels, warm weather crops being grown farther north. My BF has no idea of the title. What is the BEST way to research this?

We don't yet have research

By Almanac Staff

We don't yet have research services, however, this doesn't sound familiar. Here's our most recent article: http://www.almanac.com/content/global-warming-wane

I have about a half acre of

By danielle kusnerek

I have about a half acre of iron weed thats getting taller all the time. I want too plant alfalfa there, but, I need to know the best way to kill the weeds without using chemicals.

Ive heard of planting buck wheat to choke out the weeds. then tilling the buck wheat into the soil.then the soil will be ready for planting.
is there a better way of doing it?

Tall ironweed can be

By Almanac Staff

Tall ironweed can be troublesome, Mow in mid-summer to suppress it before they set seds. Apply plastic or dense mulch (cardboard, newspaper) to smoother seedlings or shoots. Improve the drainage of your soil to discourage it.Tall ironweed likes very moist and rich soil, and it attracts bees, so you may not want to get rid of plants near the garden. Here's more, but it's getting into herbicides: http://cropsoil.psu.edu/extension/facts/agfact62.pdf

Has anyone ever heard of the

By Clara Daggett

Has anyone ever heard of the term "emery (or emory) days? Was told if you planted on these days, nothing would come up. An older gentleman said he found it in the "Old" Farmers Almanac.

My grandfather planted around

By CuriousPasserBy

My grandfather planted around the moon phases and told me that during emery days if you cut a tree with iron or steel the tree would die.

My mom has ten acres of weeds

By Himitsuko

My mom has ten acres of weeds that she wants to turn into a veggie garden. We live in Lake County CA and it's very hot and dry here. So a few weeks ago I planted snowpeas in containers(low to the ground) and watered them faithfully (in the evenings) I thought they were coming up, but it turns out that we had just cleared old weeds to make room for new ones and my snowpeas aren't snow peas at all. It's already to hot to do the kind of weed eating that needs to be done and I don't want to use chemicals. Are there any more innovative ideas out there?

If you'd like to get rid of

By Almanac Staff

If you'd like to get rid of weeds for a season, the best best is to cover the area with black plastic covered with woodchips/mulch or held down by rocks. The sun will heat the plastic and kill the grass underneath. It does take some time (maybe 2-3 months). When the grass is dead it can be dug into the soil and you'll be ready to plant. Or, you can rent a sod remover from a hardware store like Home Depot. They are pretty easy to use. Good luck!

Also, peas like manure and

By Almanac Staff

Also, peas like manure and appreciate wood ash. See our free Pea Planting and Growing page: http://www.almanac.com/plant/peas

My neighbor just dug up a

By rhonrob

My neighbor just dug up a bunch of day lilies and gave them to me. It's March in central Indiana, should I plant them now? they have green showing on them as do the one's I already have.

Spring or summer planting is

By Almanac Staff

Spring or summer planting is fine for lilies in the Midwest. The plants must be watered deeply and kept well watered for a couple of weeks. Dig the soil deeply, adding well-rotted manure, leafmold, peat moss, or compost.

 

You can also look at our lily page for additional tips on how to grow and care for lilies:

http://www.almanac.com/plant/lilies

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