Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.
–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)
Peas Recipe Contest Peas, please! Welcome to this year’s “Peas Recipe Contest,” sponsored by The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide.
One of our favorite springtime vegetables, peas add texture to salads, color to pastas, and a pop of freshness to meaty mains.
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and has many other uses, too! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful monarch butterflies. Learn about this surprisingly useful native plant.
What Is Diatomaceous Earth? Gardeners are often given the advice to sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) around plants to deter pests. Unsurprisingly, we’re often asked, “What is diatomaceous earth, exactly?” Well, here’s your answer…
Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th Ready for Friday the 13th? Well, November 13, 2020 is considered the lucky (or unlucky?) day. Why exactly is this day often associated with good or bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!