Plants that repel bugs, hummingbird nectar, 5 crops for pots

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Would that thou could'st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.

–William D. Gallagher (1808–94)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Plants That Repel Bugs

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the best insect-repelling plants to use in your garden.


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
Making Hummingbird Nectar

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Learn how to make homemade hummingbird food and attract hummingbirds to your garden.


How To: Fix Aging Skin (Do This Everyday)

“If you’re over 40 and frustrated with aging, wrinkly skin, get this… Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour put together a presentation revealing a 2-minute home method to restore youthful skin…
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5 Best Crops for Pots

5 Best Vegetables and Fruit for Containers
Growing vegetables and fruit in containers offers flexibility and is great for small spaces. Some crops, however, are more suited than others. So what are the best crops to grow in containers? In this article (with video), we’ll discuss 5 delicious, easy-to-grow edibles that will give you plenty to pick!
Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.
Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Rosemary Chicken With Spinach

To make this simple chicken dinner, simply sprinkle rosemary and garlic over chicken breasts and marinate them in balsamic vinegar and oil.

Go Walking! Slowly!

How Slow Walking is Good for Your Health
Ever heard of “slow walking”? It may sound too good to be true, but simply walking slowly and consciously is good for your health. Not only does it burn a surprising number of calories and decrease joint stress, but also it adds an element of meditation and mental well-being to our lives.
The Almanac Comfort Food Cookbook

A collection of more than 200 recipes that will put a big smile on your face!