Growing corn, shade veggies, asparagus tart

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Come down the mountains, April! with young eyes,
And roguish daisy-children trooping after,
Draw from the sullen clay red peonies,
Bring back the sun as a stripling full of laughter

–Mary Webb (1881–1927)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
115th day of the year

Hank Azaria (actor) was born on this day in 1964.
Bea Arthur (actress) died on this day in 2009.

Planting Corn

Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season is necessary. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest corn in your garden.
Pigs At Play Indoor/Outdoor Metal Sign

Proudly made on Bainbridge Island, Washington!
Garden Cleanup

Spring-Cleaning the Garden | Which Plants Survived?
What are you doing in the garden this time of year? I’m weeding asparagus beds, dealing with voles, caring for peonies, and seeing which plants survived the winter!
Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.
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Vegetables for Shade

Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
Many readers ask how they can grow vegetables and fruit in the shade.  A shady spot may not be the best place, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! In this short video, we explain which crops grow well in the shade and how to make the most of the light that is available to get the most from your garden.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket. Buy more than one and save! No promo code needed.
New Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

With just a few simple ingredients, this easy Asparagus Tart can make an impressive contribution to any brunch, lunch, or dinner table.

Farm To Fork Table Runner

Made of cotton for easy care!
Be Amused

Having a Cow, Meeting of the Board, and More Humor
It’s time for another edition of “Humor Me” from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Read at your own risk!
Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.