Mulching pros and cons, blueberry pancakes, trellises

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 13, 2018

mama and baby

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes downn remorselessly all that stands in its path." 

–Agatha Christie (1890–1976)

 
Moon Shiners
 
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
Pros and Cons of Mulch

How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook
 
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
Trellis and Plant Supports

Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build...

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Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Bring Mom Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings and Plant Symbolism. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for a wedding, choosing a single flower for a loved one, or...

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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.

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$39.95
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner
 
Mom's Meat Loaf
Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom's Meat Loaf

For some people, meat loaf is a “backup” meal when there’s nothing else in the house or you need to bring an easy meal to friends or family.

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Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!

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$7.95-$14.99
Kitchen Dish Towels
 
Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Best Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

If you have fresh blueberries available, we highly recommend you try these Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes.

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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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$10.95
The Gift of Gardening