Speedy radishes, 10 great sandwiches, pruning hydrangeas

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ox

The ox, which lately did for shelter fly 
Into the stall, doth now securely lie 
In open fields; and love no more is made 
By the fireside, but in the cooler shade

–Thomas Carew (1595–1640)

 
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Radishes
Radishes: Fast & Easy!

Radishes
Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing season. Plus, radishes can be harvested as soon as three weeks after planting! Here’s our full guide on how to grow radishes in your garden.

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When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Pruning Hydrangeas

When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
When do you prune your hydrangea? Well, it depends on the variety. Yes, we know that sounds tricky but it’s not if you consult our handy cheat sheet to figure out the best time to prune. We’ve included photos in case you’re not sure which hydrangea you have. 

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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!

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Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Bagging Apples

Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens. Last year, I grew apples organically with the help of fruit bagging. By bagging apples on my orchard trees, I harvested bigger, disease-free apples!

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Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.

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Retro Advertising Thermometer
 
10 Great Sandwich Recipes
10 Great Sandwiches

10 Great Sandwich Recipes
Our all-time favorite sandwiches will brighten up your lunch with flavorful ingredients. This year, we’ve added several new sandwich recipes which are both easy-to-make and satisfying—including our Vermont Farm Sandwich (are you brave enough?), melty Grilled Cheese, and Turkey Green Apple Panini....

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Animal Track Trivets

Functional and decorative, our trivet features the footprints of moose, deer, bear, wolf, and cougar. Trivet measures almost 8 inches in diameter and is laser-cut from high-quality birch plywood. 

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$21.97
Animal Track Trivets
 
The Extraordinary Race Between the Horse and the Pig
Who Won the Race?

The Extraordinary Race Between the Horse and the Pig
Everyone knows about the race between the Hare and the Tortoise. Another strange race took place between a horse and a pig. This was not a fable, however. 

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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.

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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights