Pruning shrubs and trees, roasted veggies, do vapor rubs work?

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare
–Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Almanac Garden Guide
Pruning Shrubs and Trees

Pruning 101: A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of shrubs and trees. Learn how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it right.


How To Entirely Empty Your Bowels Every Morning - Top Surgeon Explains How

Dr. Steven Gundry Reveals How To Defeat The War In Your Stomach.  Learn More >>

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How to Grow Microgreens

How to Grow Microgreens from Planting to Harvest
Learn how to grow your own microgreens inside with these easy-to-follow instructions. Though these tiny, flavorful greens are expensive to purchase, they can be grown at home on a sunny windowsill to add flavor and nutrition to your meals. Go from seed to harvest in just a few weeks.
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.

First Supermoon in March

What Is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but let’s also get our facts straight. Plus, find out how many supermoons will occur in 2020—and when to see the next supermoon!
Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

Roasted Winter Veggies

Roasted Winter Vegetables

If you are in need of a quick and easy meal or side dish, try Roasted Winter Vegetables!

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. 


Coughs and Vapo Rubs

Do Vapor Rubs Really Work?
Whenever I get a whiff of a vapor rub somewhere, it takes me back to my childhood bed, sick with a bad cold or flu, tucked into cotton sheets, a thick coating of vapor rub over my chest and neck, periodic sips of warm lemon-water with honey to calm the cough, and plenty of TLC. What was the power of the vapor rub?
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

Your March Horoscope

Your Monthly Horoscope: March 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for March 2020 from Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre, who provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs.