Growing gladiolus, Victory gardens return, Easter forecast?

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright and clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
–Dora R. Goodale (1866–1953)

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Growing Gladiolus

Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. A great cutting flower, gladioli look spectacular in summer bouquets. Here’s how to grow gladioli in your garden.


12 Fun Garden Activities To Do With Your Kids

Trying to stay busy with your kids at home? Here are 12 fun garden activities to do with your kids! Whether you have a yard or only a windowsill, click for an activity for any living arrangement!
Plant a Victory Garden

Victory Gardens Born Out of Coronavirus Quarantine
The fight against coronavirus has been likened to a war—some have even referred to it as “World War C”—and it looks like wartime Victory Gardens are making a comeback. Today, the goals are different but the interest in growing a little (or a lot) of your own food is still the same! Let’s talk about planting a Victory Garden in 2020!


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 >>
What's the Easter Forecast?

Easter Sunday Forecast 2020
What weather will Easter Sunday bring? Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg shares his Easter forecast—and some rhyming weather predictions for the rest of April, too!
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.
Bright Planets for April!

Night Sky for April 2020
Here’s the April 2020 guide to the night sky. See Bob Berman’s viewing tips to enjoy the night wonders!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!
April's Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for April 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2020. Longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. See horoscopes for you and your loved ones.
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.