Easter & the Paschal Full Moon, lawn weed ID!, easy cheesy recipes

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 5, 2020

almond blossom

Blossom of the almond trees,
April's gift to April's bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora's fairest daughterling.

–Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon

Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March equinox? Let us explain this curious connection …


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.
Garden Weed ID

13 Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but some plants compete with your garden for nutrients, water, and light, and also harbor diseases and pests. Here are 13 of the most common weeds found in gardens and lawns—with weed identification pictures and tips on how to manage their growth.
Shea Butter Balms

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

Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you can use to make the most out of every inch!  Whether you have a balcony or rooftop garden or simply live in a home with a small garden space, there are so many great ideas. We’ll show you!
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.
Easy Cheesy Recipes

Delicious Recipes With Cheese
Cheese can be used in countless ways. You can whip up a pot of macaroni and cheese or toss pasta with butter and Parmesan for an instant meal. Adding goat cheese to a salad can greatly enhance your lunch experience. Of course, there’s the classic—melty grilled cheese! Here you’ll find a collection of our favorite recipes using a variety of cheeses to please your palate.
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!
Easy Potato Note Cards!

Seasonal Crafts: Homemade Note Cards
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can also make journal covers, book covers, or holiday wrapping paper.
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.