Trellis plant support, 3 DIY soil tests, back pain relief

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 16, 2020


Buds are bursting in the hedges,
Leaves are stirring in the lane,
Everywhere the sap is stirring,
Love returns to life again
–John Dennis (1657–1734)

Almanac Garden Guide
3 DIY Soil Tests

3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and sunlight, determines whether plants thrive or die. Here are a few quick and easy ways to test your soil.


Try Neptune’s Harvest

“Tomato & Veg” AND “Rose & Flowering” Fertilizers are made from organic ingredients including Fish, Seaweed, Molasses, Yucca and Humate. All things expert growers like to use. Greatly increases yield and quality of all plants. (800) 259-4769
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Veggie Trellises and Supports

Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build supports for your climbing veggies!


Randy Jackson: "This Drink Is Like A Powerwash For Your Gut"

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>
Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2020 for the U.S. and Canada.
Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
5-Ingredient Side Dish

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Orange

Using just five ingredients, this roasted Brussels Sprouts dish is totally addictive!

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!
Preventing Back Pain

Preventing Back Pain
Oh, my aching back! If you’re like 80% of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from, will suffer from, or maybe even currently suffer from lower back pain that keeps you out of work, affects your ability to do many daily chores, and/or interferes with your sleep. Here are some self-care tips.
Travel Umbrellas

Gorgeous and sturdy umbrellas!