weeds are indicator plants, grape-nut pudding, baking soda magic

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 4, 2019

hill and dale

April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o'er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o'er the moistened glade

–John Askham (1825–94)

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What Do Weeds Indicate?

What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something. Here are common weeds and that they say about your soil—plus photos. Let us know what you learn!
Garden Jobs by Region

Gardening Tips & Tasks
What to do in the garden this month? Consult our gardening calendar for monthly to-do lists. Our gardening tips and tasks tailored to your region!
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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5 Hacks for Seed Sowing

5 Garden Hacks for Seed-Sowing Success
When it’s time to sow your garden seeds, do it right!  Sow seeds more easily with seed tape, soak your seeds to boost germination rates, and speed up germination with our tips!
Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

Grape-Nut Pudding

Grape-Nut Pudding

Guests will go nuts for this Grape-Nut pudding—a creamy custard with the cereal “crust” on the bottom.

Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

Baking Soda Magic

The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best uses for baking soda.
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive.