Peony tips, planting watermelons, dry hands and hair remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 9, 2020

lambs

May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.

–Sara Coleridge, English poet (1802–52)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden

One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Peony plants are virtually pest-free—deer and rabbits don’t like their bitter taste—and peonies in containers can be planted almost any time! 
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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.

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Watermelons
Watermelons

Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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Mother's Day 2021
Mother's Day 2021

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Again this year, many of us are rethinking how to give extra recognition to moms, especially if we’re apart. Check out 10 fun ideas for spending time with Mom—from a virtual dinner date to a long-distance movie night to a Zoom talent show!
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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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Spring Brunch Recipes
Spring Brunch Recipes

Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 scrumptious brunch recipes to make on the weekend! This is also our go-to list for birthday breakfasts, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Then again, why wait?  Check out the warm and toasty brunch recipes below and...
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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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Home Remedies for Dry Hair and Skin
Home Remedies for Dry Hair and Skin

Do you have dry hair, hands, scalp, or skin? If there’s one thing that we love, it’s making our own natural remedies and treatments. Check out these fantastic recipes that will restore and liven up your hair, face, and skin—and not break the bank.
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