Planting demo, staying warm, migraines

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 27, 2017

Dear Almanac readers,

In this issue, we bring you timely tips on how to build a raised garden bed, stay warm in winter, become a master gardener, find migraine relief, and build a chicken coop.

Our planting video demonstrates a fantastic new way to plan companion planting by using scientifically-proven combinations which are sure to boost your success.

Your Almanac Editors

All day the gusty north-wind bore
The loosening drift its breath before;
Low circling ‘round its southern zone,
The Sun through dazzling snow-mist shone
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

Friday, January 27, 2017
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See How to Companion Plant!

Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the plants that thrive best with each other, and avoid the plants that do not “like” each other!
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.

Building a Raised Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits for your garden (and you)! Here’s how to build a raised garden bed in your backyard, as well as some advice on using the right wood and soil.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…

What is a Master Gardener?

Become a Master Gardener
If one of your goals is to become a better gardener and contribute to your community, you should look into your local Master Gardener program.
Garden Help Wanted Wooden Sign

SAVE 20% These rustic signs will hang from a wall or stand on their own.

Migraine Remedies

Natural Remedies for Migraines
Migraines can be truly debilitating, so try these natural remedies for migraine relief.
The 2017 Weather Watcher’s Calendar | Save 50%

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.

How to Keep Warm

How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits, but no matter where you live, keeping warm is a basic need that we all share. Here are some tips—from both Almanac editors and readers—about how to stay warm. These aren’t “big” projects like buying a new heating system—just inexpensive, resourceful ways to help you warm up now!
Iditarod Beanie Hat

Designed for extremely cold weather! Features the softest and most luxurious Alpaca fleece.