Gardening by the Moon, when spring begins, bluebirds

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

wind vane

March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year

–The 1931 Old Farmer's Almanac

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
65th day of the year

Shaquille O'Neal (basketball player) was born on this day in 1972.
Nancy Reagan (U.S. First Lady) died on this day in 2016.

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
Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon affect plant growth. Lunar planting is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. 


No water, just clean, quiet, and simple!

If you need a place to “go” but it’s difficult and too expensive to install a waste system. This toilet is easy to install almost anywhere.
Start Peas Early!

Peas are not difficult to grow. Once they come up, they exhibit terrific growth spurts and can make a lovely wall of green through the garden.
Wine Bottle Lights

Create a little warm ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or your favorite winery or because of its interesting shape and color.
When Does Spring Begin?

Spring Equinox 2018: The First Day of Spring
The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 12:15 P.M. EDT. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy our spring equinox facts, folklore, photos, and more!
Try Our Sister Publication, Yankee Magazine, Free for 30 Days

Explore New England people, places, and food with a 30-day free trial of Yankee Magazine. You will also receive access to a digital library with 77 past issues of Yankee Magazine.
Attracting Bluebirds

Bird Sounds: Eastern Bluebird
Have you heard an Eastern Bluebird?  Here you can identify the sound of the bluebird. 
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman feared by fish! Cats like it, too. 
Need a Lift, a Laugh?

Counting Chickens, Mistaken Identity, and More Humor
It’s time for another edition of “Humor Me” from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Consider yourself warned.
Chef Aprons

Oodles of bold, bright, and beautiful designs to choose from!