Cheap tricks for gardeners, fast-growing radishes, ramps!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Aprul's come back; the swellin' buds of oak
Dim the fur hillsides with a purplish smoke;
The brooks are loose an', singing to be seen,
(Like gals,) make all the hollers soft an' green

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

Almanac Garden Guide
Cheap Tricks for Home Gardeners

15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies
If you are itching to get your hands dirty but have few gardening supplies on hand and hesitate to head to the store, take a look around the house and yard. You may find many items that can be re-purposed into just what you need. Here are some cheap tips and tricks for house-bound gardeners!


Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…
Fast and Easy Radishes

Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing season. Plus, radishes can be harvested as soon as three weeks after planting! Here’s our full guide on how to grow radishes in your garden.
Shea Butter Balms

Creates a layer of “silk” on your skin that will last for hours even after you wash your hands.
This Year's Hurricane Names

Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
See the list of hurricane names for the 2020 season—plus, how hurricanes are named and a little history about naming hurricanes. Is your name or the name of a loved one listed this year?
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 Spring Pea Soup

Cream of Green Pea Soup

Our Cream of Green Pea Soup has only seven ingredients. The soup’s pretty spring color is perfect for the season! Make with fresh or frozen peas.

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!
What Are Ramps?

Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
Ramp season is here! Ramps are one of the first wild greens to emerge. This springtime native is famous for their restorative qualities after a long winter.And where there are ramps, there’s a Wild Ramps Pesto recipe to be made!
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.