Starting seeds, disinfecting your house, when to plant what

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 22, 2020


And the spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;    
And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast    
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

–Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

Sunday, March 22, 2020
82nd day of the year

Almanac Garden Guide
When to Plant What

Planting Calendar
Wondering when to plant what? Check out our Planting Calendar to see when to start seeds and plant outdoors in your area!


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.
Starting Seeds

Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s what you should know about starting seeds, including when to do it, which seeds to start indoors (or outdoors), and how to do it correctly.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Keep youngsters busy for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and easy (and educational!) projects and activities!
Have Fun Garden Planning!

Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s trial of the world’s #1 garden planning software. 
2020 Garden Guide

SAVE 50%! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects. An online edition for your computer or tablet is also available.
Now only $2.99!
Easy Mac & Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create this Homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

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

COVID-19: Disinfecting Your House
It’s time for spring cleaning. With COVID-19, we’re also thinking about disinfecting the home. The good news is that coronavirus is easily destroyed by most disinfectants. But what is the best “disinfectant”—and what is not (e.g., vinegar)? Here are some facts to dispel the confusion—plus helpful tips on cleaning.
Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.