Growing strawberries, deer-resistant plants, brightest star tonight

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 5, 2020


March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year

The 1931 Old Farmer's Almanac

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Almanac Garden Guide
Easiest Fruit to Grow

If you plan to enter the world of growing fruit, strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow and great for beginners. Plus, homegrown strawberries are far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why? The sugar in berries converts to starch soon after it’s picked. Learn more about growing strawberries in the home garden.  


Seed Starting FAQ

Seed starting doesn’t have to be complicated. Jung Seed answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding seed starting to help you get started right.

Deer-Resistant Plant List

Deer-Resistant Plants
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!


Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…

How Long Do Seeds Last?

How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!
Canning Jar with Liquid Soap Pump

Great for a country kitchen or farmhouse bathroom! Works with most sinks, too!

Sirius is Super Easy to Find

How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and early spring. And boy, is it easy to find. Just face south at 8 P.M. and look for Orion. Plus, you also have a chance to see its pup! Yes, it’s a two-dog night.
Sun/Moon Pewter Key Rings

Two-side Sun and Moon Design! Handmade in Vermont. While supplies last.

Flavorful Weekday Dinner Idea!

Sweet and Spicy Winter Vegetables

This Sweet and Spicy Vegetable dish is flavorful, aromatic, and healthy. It’s a great choice for a weekday dinner. Serve with rice and chutney.

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.