Sample garden plans, crop rotation, tools

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 20, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

Many readers ask us what to plant where. If you're going to grow a garden this year, the right layout makes all the difference.

Toward that goal, we share some advice and free garden designs in this issue of the Companion. For more experienced gardeners, we strongly advise rotating those crops when needed. Watch our video that makes crop rotation simple.

A reminder: Today is Inauguration Day in the United States, with the swearing in of the new president at noon. What book do presidents put their hand on for the oath of office? We answer that question—and many more—in the article below.

Sincerely,
Your Almanac Editors

None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error. 
–Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)

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