Planting strawberries, easy fruit to grow, fried dandelion blossoms

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 25, 2020


And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

–Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
85th day of the year

Almanac Garden Guide
Planting Strawberries

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. Plus, strawberries are probably the easiest of the fruits to grow! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest strawberries in your garden.


Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy

  Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.
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Planning an Easy Fruit Garden

Planning an Easy Fruit Garden
Are you keen to grow fruit?  See how to plan a low-maintenance fruit garden.
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!
Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Before you rid your lawn of dandelions, harvest a few and try these yummy Fried Dandelion Blossoms.

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.
Silence and Good Health

A few notes about noise, sound, quiet, silence & health
Shortly after returning from a long hike in the woods near my house, an online news headline caught my attention: Noise is No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in NYC. Let’s quietly contemplate how noise and silence affects our health and happiness.
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!
DIY Face and Hair Masks

DIY Face and Hair Masks: Nourishment From the Kitchen!
For centuries, people have been using fruits, vegetables and other natural products to nourish their skin and hair. Here are four easy DIY recipes: for a cucumber face mask, honey yogurt face mask, banana hair mask, and lip color. All use products straight from your kitchen! 
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.