Growing tomatoes, 15 early spring garden chores, dry hands

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 23, 2020


That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.

–William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Monday, March 23, 2020
83rd day of the year

Almanac Garden Guide
Garden Chores for Early Spring

15 Early Spring Gardening Tasks
It’s early spring! How do you get the garden ready? Which vegetables can be planted in early spring? Here are 15 early spring gardening tasks and tips to get you started on your season!


How To: Get Rid Of Deep Fat From Your Belly

  Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now
All About Planting Tomatoes

Our Growing Tomatoes Guide covers everything from planting through harvesting! Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so delicious off the vine. Our guide covers all the information you need to grow tomatoes successfully—including selecting tomato varieties, starting seeds, transplanting tomatoes outside, using tomato stakes and cages, and tomato plant care.
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!
Galaxy Time!

Spring is Galaxy Time!
Did you know that spring is galaxy time? More galaxies are visible from March to mid-May, early in the evening. I thought I’d share some information and photos of these galaxies!
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 Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

We love chicken enchiladas with cheese! They’re our go-to meal to transform chicken into something fabulous!  Easy to make, easy to clean up, and always a winner.

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.
Dry Hands and Skin Relief

Natural Remedies for Dry Hands, Itchy Skin, and Brittle Hair
If you suffer from frizzy hair, dry and cracked hands, itchy skin, chapped lips, or one of many other common cosmetic issues, try these easy and time-tested natural remedies!
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.