Delphiniums, cram more into a small garden, herbal salves

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 5, 2019

fragrant peonies

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses

–N.P. Willis (1807–67)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
156th day of the year

Ron Livingston (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Kate Spade (fashion designer) died on this day in 2018.

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Growing Delphinium

Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. They are popular in cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens.


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.
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Cram More Into a City Garden

Urban Gardening: Cram More Into a Small Vegetable Garden!
Grow a lot of food in a city vegetable garden or any compact space, whether it’s on a rooftop, terrace, balcony or in a small yard! Here is how to cram more into your vegetable garden without crowding your plants.
June Sky Watch Highlights

Night Sky for June 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for June 2019!  We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the night sky—from bright planets to constellations.
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad

Our testers loved this low-fat alternative to the traditional potato salad.

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.
Herbal Healing Salves

Making an Herbal Salve
Herbal salves (a term often used interchangeably with ointments, creams, balms, and unguents; I've never found definitions that differentiate them clearly) have come down through the ages as the premier household first-aid for scrapes, burns, wounds, itches, stings, bruises, diaper rashes, and more.
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.