Rhubarb uses, brunch recipes, strawberries

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 14, 2017

I think if you listen closely

In the sweet glad days of spring,

With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,

You can hear the flowers sing.

–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)

Sunday, May 14, 2017
134th day of the year


David Byrne (musician) was born on this day in 1952.
B. B. King (blues legend) died on this day in 2015.


 

old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Strawberry Plant Care

Strawberries
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart with grainy texture; this is because the natural sugar in the berries begins converting to starch as soon as it is plucked from the plant.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
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$9.95
 
Harvesting Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest your own rhubarb.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
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Proven Garden Winners

The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes and learning along the way! Here are three crops that have always been winners for me.
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Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present not only chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher-safe melamine for easy care. 
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$27.97
 
Weekend Brunch Recipes

Spring Brunch Recipes
Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day or just the warmer weather—or both—now is the perfect time to start planning a tasty spring brunch!
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Solar Iris Stake

By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light.
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$39.99
 
Try Rhubarb to Lighten Hair!

Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using nothing but rhubarb and water.
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Rabbit Planter

Add charm with this classically posed Rabbit Planter. Cast using a magnesium oxide formula that makes this planter durable and lightweight. The detailed features and hand-painted stone-color finish make this piece a wonderful addition to patios or indoor decor.
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$54.99