Summer forecast out!, 5 fast veggies, sourdough starters

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 13, 2020


By all the stars in His infinite sky
We are April-fools, my Love and I.

—Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

Almanac Garden Guide
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5 Fast Beginner Veggies

5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables for a harvest in just a few short weeks! Not only will growing a few edibles at home reduce trips to the grocery store, but also you’ll also enjoy better-tasting, fresher food—and the tonic of the plants and the outdoors!  (Note: Full article text included with video demo.)


4 Foods Causing You To Gain Weight

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain. These foods can cause you to experience tiredness, memory loss, low energy, skin problems – and worst of all, they could be the reason why you are gaining weight. Fortunately, there is a method that can reverse these cravings. Watch Now >>
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Adding Garden Irrigation Now

Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden.
Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.
Summer Forecast is Out!

Summer Weather Forecast 2020: A Scorching Summer Ahead
Although most of us may not be going anywhere at the moment, the calendar is still marching onward and summer will be here before we know it. Find out what sort of weather’s in store in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s extended summer forecast for the United States and Canada!
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!
The Size of Our Universe

A Really Big Show
How far can we see? How far can we think? Contemplate the size of the universe with Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.
Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!
Start Sourdough From Scratch!

Sourdough Starters and Recipes
How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history about this age-old pastime along with a no-yeast sourdough recipe (wild yeast) as well as commercial yeast recipes. Plus, find easy recipes for using your starter— to bake homemade bread, cake, and pancakes!
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.