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

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

oak

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)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
15 Tricks for Gardening With Limited Supplies
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!
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Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…

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Radishes
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.
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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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Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Here are the 2021 hurricane names for both the Atlantic and the Eastern North-Pacific. Is your name or the name of a loved one listed this year? Find out. Plus, learn how hurricanes are named and see the interesting history behind naming storms.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Cream of Green 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.

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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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

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