Beekeeping pros and cons, cough relief, potato candy

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 6, 2018

winter nature scene

Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothes the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light.

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
37th day of the year

Kim Zmeskal (Olympic gymnast) was born on this day in 1976.
James Whitmore (actor) died on this day in 2009.

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!
Gardening Notebook > Learn More
Classic "Potato" Candy

Needhams Potato Candy

A unique potato candy made with a mashed potato and coconut center, needhams, aka “Maine Potato Candy,” are a fun candy treat.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
Tonight's Sky: February

Sky Watch: February 2018
Welcome to the February 2018 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including bright planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
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Choosing the Right Tomato

Growing Tomatoes: Choosing and Starting the Best Tomato Varieties
Here's gardening advice on how to choose the best tomato variety.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.   
Beekeeping Pros and Cons

Beekeeping 101: Why Raise Honeybees?
Thinking of raising honeybees? Here are the pros and cons of keeping an apiary in your backyard.
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!
Cough Relief and Remedies

Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying. Some of these natural remedies can provide great relief from a cough, especially when you’re having difficulty sleeping.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia!