Biggest supermoon of year, Venus and Sisters, kitchen patio gardens

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 3, 2020


A flower is looking through the ground, 
Blinking at the April weather; 
Now a child has seen the flower: 
Now they go and play together. 

—Harold Monroe (1792—1814)

Almanac Garden Guide
Brightest Supermoon of 2020

April "Pink" Supermoon: Brightest of 2020
This year, the nearest (and, thus biggest and brighest) supermoon of the year rises on April 7–8. This is 2020 supermoon season with three in a row, in March, April, and May. How big or bright will the Moon appear? What is a supermoon? And why don’t we use this term in The Old Farmer’s Almanac? Here are more helpful facts from Bob Berman.


Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…
Venus and Sisters Tonight

Venus At Brightest in Years in Late April
April 27, 2020 (EDT), or April 28, 2020 (UT), is officially the planet’s brightest evening in years—though the planet will dazzle you anytime this week. It’s so unusually high and brilliant, it’s safe to say that you’ve never seen it looking better, not in your whole life.
Shea Butter Balms

Creates a layer of “silk” on your skin that will last for hours even after you wash your hands.
Kitchen Patio Gardens

What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food possible. What could be easier than having the fixin’s for tonight’s supper growing right outside the back door? 
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.
Flower Garden Plans

Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our landscapes but also lift our spirits and improve our well-being. Here are five of our favorite flower garden layouts, designed by Almanac readers, plus a gorgeous video of our perennial flower bed.
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!
Embedded thumbnail for Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Vegetable Garden Plans

Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small space, even if you have poor soil.
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.