Tick remedies, aloe vera, new foods

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 19, 2017

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In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish brook
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–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

 

old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
Dividing Dahlias

Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
If you saved dahlia tubers from last year, now is a good time to see how your stored dahlias are coping and throw any away that show signs of rot or fungus. When you’re ready to unpack them, pot up, and re-plant your tubers in the early spring, here’s a good refresher on how you do it!

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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

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$47.97
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan
 
Cucumbers
Growing Cukes

Cucumbers
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Don’t let cucumbers get too large before you pick or they will taste bitter! See how to grow and harvest cucumbers.

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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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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook
 
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Care

Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants...

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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
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
 
Food Trends of 2017
What's New in Food?

Food Trends of 2017
At the end of each year or early into the new year, famous chefs, food critics, food writers, restaurant and supermarket associations, and others predict food trends for the coming year. I always enjoy these prognostications.

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Vermont Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with an easy-to-read scale. Available in both brass and copper. A handsome and practical addition to your kitchen window.

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$39.97
Vermont Weather Station
 
Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
Tick Remedies and Removal

Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
If you spend time outside or have pets that go outdoors, it’s important to be aware of tick bites—their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Some ticks transmit Lyme Disease, so we’ll also help you understand types of ticks and disease symptoms.

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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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$19.95
Tick Removal Tool