Mulching Guide, spot Mars and Pleiades, earthworms
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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The grass of spring covers the prairies,
The bean bursts noiselessly through the mould in the garden,
The delicate spear of the onion pierces upward,
The apple-buds cluster together on the apple-branches.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)
Omar Sharif (actor) was born on this day in 1932. Dixie Carter (actress) died on this day in 2010.
Mars and the Seven Sisters
Spot the Pleiades in the Spring Sky
These nights, the Pleiades—also called the Seven Sisters—appear at nightfall, lowish in the west, directly above where the Sun sets. As a bonus, the orange planet Mars is now traveling just to their left. See how to spot the Pleiades!
Mulching Guide: Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden. But using mulch incorrectly can have the opposite effect. Here’s how to mulch a garden—and get the most out of mulching.
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.
How to Attract Worms to Your Garden
Earthworms are nature’s original gardeners! Their tunnels help aerate and loosen the soil, making it easier for plant roots to penetrate well below the surface and along the way they drop their poop, a rich fertilizer called a casting. See how to attract worms to the garden!