Companion planting, starting seeds, chocolate

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 8, 2018

robin in snow

Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs
–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)

Thursday, February 8, 2018
39th day of the year

Jordan Todosey (actress) was born on this day in 1995.
Joe Edwards (cartoonist) died on this day in 2007.

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
Bird Blog: Winter Feeding

Best Winter Bird Foods
When you feed winter birds, consider bird food that is normally available to birds in winter. Here are some the favorites foods of winter birds across North America.
Friends and Foes in the Garden

Companion Planting Guide
Do you follow the principles of companion planting in your garden? See our tips on what plants to plant next to each other—and which to plant far apart—including popular crops like tomatoes, basil, potatoes, beans, and more.
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.
When to Start Seeds

When to Start Seeds
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is hard to refrain from starting them too early. When should you start your seedlings?
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!)
All-Chocolate Recipe Ideas!

Chocolate Dessert Recipes
From chocolate cheesecake to brownie pie, these recipes will please any chocolate lover who—make no mistake—will ALWAYS put chocolate first on their list. Print your favorite recipe and casually leave it with your loved one—or, just make it yourself if no one gets the hint!
The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.
A Small Town Story

The Bank That Broke the Mailman’s Back
In 1916, directors of the Bank of Vernal, Utah, decided that the community ought to have a modern, fireproof bank.
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.