Prolific zucchini, summer bulbs, earthshine, hole in the wall!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 20, 2020

beans

When elm leaves are as big as a shilling,
Plant kidney beans, if to plant 'em you're willing;
When elm leaves are as big as a penny,
You must plant kidney beans, if you mean to have any.

–T. F. Thiselton-Dyer (1848–1928)

 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Growing Summer Squash

Squash (Zucchini)
Squash, especially zucchini, are outrageously prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! Here’s how to sow, grow, and harvest squash. 
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Stop Poison Ivy Itch!

It really works, better than medicine! Safe • Gentle • Doesn’t Sting • 100% Natural. Organically Grown • Harold Brown, “the Poison Ivy Guy,” will tell you the recipe!
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Summer-Flowering Bulbs

Summer-Flowering Bulbs Chart
Summer bulbs are planted in the spring and then flower in the summer and also fall. Our Spring-Planted Bulb Chart covers dahlias, lilies, and gladiolus, and more summer-flowering bulbs, detailing hardiness zones, sun/shade, planting depth, and spacing.
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This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda, then this is affecting you directly. But beyond just soda there are THREE OTHER DANGEROUS FOODS “health foods” that could be the reason why you are not losing weight. So please watch this shocking presentation before it’s too late…
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How to See Earthshine

What is Earthshine?
Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up?  That’s earthshine!  Historically, this is called “the new Moon in the old Moon’s arms.” Learn more about earthshine.
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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 
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Grandma's Meatballs

Grandma's Meatballs

If you’re looking for a great meatball recipe, look no further than Grandma’s Meatballs.

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
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Fixing the Hole in the Wall

How to Repair a Hole in Your Drywall
That hole in the wall that you’ve been looking at for three months? Fix it! With one trip to the hardware store, that hole can be repaired easily. Handyman Tom Dvorak will show you how to patch drywall with simple step-by-step directions—including photos. 
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Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!
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