Fertilizer basics, easter weather, planting spinach

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

green lady

Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep'd in morning dews

–Robert Burns (1759–96)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
86th day of the year

Quentin Tarantino (actor, director, & writer) was born on this day in 1963.
Edward J. Piszek (once made too many crab cakes for a local bar and threw the extras in a freezer, an accident that led to a frozen seafood empire, Mrs. Paul's Kitchens) died on this day in 2004.

Gardening Notebook > Learn More
Growing Spinach

Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring, as well as in fall and even winter in some areas.
Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
Fertilizer Basics

How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
We apply fertilizer to make our plants grow better. But when do we apply fertilizer? And how do we apply fertilizer to the garden? In one page, we’ll cover the basics of using fertilizer in your garden.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 Gardener’s Special

The Special Way to a Great Garden! SAVE 20% over buying separately (over $6 off!). Also, get a FREE Gardening Calendar if you order today ($9.99 value). NEW Garden Guide NEW The Gift of Gardening Gardening Notebook
What do 10-10-10 Mean?

NPK Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the NPK ratio? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium? Let us take the guesswork out of fertilizing.
The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
Easter Weather Predictions

2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to find out what kind of outerwear is necessary for this year’s Easter egg hunt.
Wooden Chickadee Thermometers

SAVE $7 (over 20% off) while supplies last! Made in the USA from a single slab of wood with a metal songbird topper. 
Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

This delicious Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is packed with layers of blueberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Glaze is optional but we highly recommend!

Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!