Dazzling dahlias, veggies to store year-round, rhubarb bread

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby

–Langston Hughes (1902–67)


Growing Dahlias

Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat as annuals). Here’s how to plant, grow, and store dahlias.


Personalized Hanging Mother's Day Baskets

Show your mother how much you care, by selecting a personalized Mixmaster Hanging Flower Basket. Designed with the most important woman in mind. Select from among 7 vibrant floral arrangements to captivate her joy! To all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day!
Varieties to Eat Year-Round

Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have enough to see you through until spring. Here are vegetable varieties that you will stock your pantry year-round.


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil. Free Shipping + Money Back Guarantee
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How to Make a Bean Teepee

How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The rounded shape of a teepee makes it sturdy enough to stand up to the wind, so this is a great choice of support if you have an exposed garden.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Tired of the same old casseroles? Try this creamy yet crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole for a welcome change.

All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
Rhubarb Bread and More!

3 Baked Goods to Make from Scratch
Today, with our desire for convenience, baked goods made from mixes are common, and cakes from bakeries, including those in grocery stores, are the norm. Here you’ll find recipes to entice you to put in the extra time and effort needed to make something delicious from scratch. 
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!