Strawberry runners, applying fertilizer, how insects predict weather

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 13, 2020

landscape

May changes moods just like a baby:
Someone should have named it "Maybe."
–The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1996

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
Ah, the juiciness and aroma of home-grown strawberries is beyond compare. Notice how the plants send out runners over the soil surface?  We can use these to quickly raise new plants for an even bigger harvest! Read our article (with video demo) for steps on growing new strawberry plants from ...
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Texture is Tops!

Color and shape play an important role in garden design, but we often forget how texture can add interest and impact to any space - large or small. Learn how you can introduce texture to your garden from these 10 how-to photos.

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How and When to Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden
How and When to Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden
We use fertilizer to make our plants grow better, but when is the best time to apply fertilizer? And how much of what kind of fertilizer do we apply? In one page, we’ll cover the basics of using fertilizers in your garden.
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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 >>

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How Insects Predict the Weather
How Insects Predict the Weather
Can insects predict the weather? Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could let you know something about the upcoming weather. Here’s some of the more well-known weather folklore about insects and weather!
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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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Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Rhubarb Coffee Cake

What better way to start the morning than with a steaming mug of coffee and a generous piece of tangy rhubarb coffee cake with cinnamon-sugar topping?

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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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Raising Ducks for Eggs
Raising Ducks for Eggs
Ever thought about raising ducks for eggs? Why raise ducks instead of—or, in addition to—chickens? Here are some important things to consider.
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