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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 6, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

Happy New Year! Are you interested in gardening this year?  If so, here's some exciting news . . .

We are introducing a more powerful Almanac Garden Planner for 2017! Just in time for planning season, as those seed catalogs arrive.

This is some really powerful software, now fully-featured with 250 vegetables AND flowers. Just add plants into plots and see how many fit in a space.

Plus, we have a brand-new Companion Planting feature so we can enjoy the benefits of working with nature! Instantly see which plants thrive from being planted together.

Take the time to play around. A well-planned garden means a more productive, less stressful garden. We're offering a free 7-day trial of the Garden Planner—ample time to plan your garden! 

With all good wishes,

Your Almanac Editors

Janus am I; oldest of potentates!
Forward I look and backward

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, January 6, 2017
6th day of the year

Nigella Lawson (chef) was born on this day in 1960.
Pat Harrington (actor) died on this day in 2016.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Easy Garden Planner Software!

Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s trial of the world’s #1 garden planning software. 
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Garden Planning Tips

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be?
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

The Algonquin people named the Full Snow Moon after this time when the heaviest snows fall.
New Year Ideas for Gardeners

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
A new year is upon us. It may not be as exciting as the first tomato ripening or the first lilac flower opening, but it’s a time for looking ahead and making new plans. 
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.
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How to Use the Garden Planner

How to Use Garden Planner Software
In this video, we demonstrate how to use the Almanac Garden Planner software—and how it can save you time and money.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A daily planner full of humor and useful advice, it’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping you organized.
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Caring for Gardening Tools

How to Care for and Sharpen Gardening Tools
Where would we be without our trusty gardening tools? Treat them to a little bit of TLC and they should last for many years.
2017 Almanac Gardening Page-a-Day Calendar

This informative page-a-day calendar is filled with Almanac wit, wisdom, adages, and observations for gardeners and backyard naturalists.