Tick remedies, aloe vera, new foods

Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 19, 2017


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
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

Friday, May 19, 2017
139th day of the year

Kevin Garnett (basketball player) was born on this day in 1976.
Walter Lord (author) died on this day in 2002.

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!

old farmers almanac garden guide

Dividing Dahlias

Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
I finally got a chance to look at the dahlia tubers we saved from last year and was pleasantly surprised to see that they survived the winter.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Top seller! 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. 
Growing Cukes

An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. Of course, these prolific veggies are perfect for pickling!
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. 
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 in your home!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
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 th
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.
Tick Remedies and Removal

Tick Bites: Lyme Disease Symptoms, Prevention, and Tick Removal
It’s the season for ticks! Prevent Lyme disease by keeping yourself tick-safe with these precautions, learn about identifying Lyme disease symptoms to catch it early, and use these tips for tick removal and prevention. We welcome your tips, too!
Almanac Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! Easy-to-use and safe tick removal tool that attaches to key chains, dog collars, leashes, saddles, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength anodized aluminum that won’t break or bend.