Crop rotation tips, carrot cake, diamonds and daisies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 2, 2021

sweet-pea
Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright and clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?

–Dora R. Goodale (1866–1953)

April 2: Good Friday

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Crop Rotation 101: Tips for Vegetable Gardens
Crop Rotation 101: Tips for Vegetable Gardens

If you grow tomatoes or other crops in the same garden bed year after year, you’re likely to notice an increase in pests and diseases. Break the cycle! Take a moment to learn about the basics of crop rotation. Your plants will thank you with a bigger, healthier harvest.
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Slim & Healthy After 60: All It Takes is 1 Small Change

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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April Birth Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea
April Birth Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea

April’s birth flowers are the daisy and the sweet pea! By April, spring is in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy plans and intrigues.  
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What's a great organic fertilizer for your veggies?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food is an OMRI-listed granular fertilizer for robust tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, herbs, trees and shrubs! Promotes vigorous plant growth with abundant fruit and vegetable yields!

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April Birthstone: The Diamond
April Birthstone: The Diamond

The April birthstone is the diamond. This gem is a symbol of everlasting love. Learn more about the hardest gemstone on Earth.
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Click to read the full "Ode to a Cow"!

The “Ode to a Cow” was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice reminds us to take a pause in our busy lives. Plus, it’s a quality sign made in America!

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Monthly Horoscope for April 2021
Monthly Horoscope for April 2021

Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2021. Longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. See horoscopes for you and your loved ones.
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What's the perfect gift for a guitar player?

The Guitar Pewter Keyring is the perfect accessory for your favorite musician. Spice up your set of keys with this keyring handcrafted in Middlebury, Vermont!

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The Best-Ever Carrot Cake
The Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake is moist, rich, and topped with a tasty cream-cheese frosting. We’ve tested this reader recipe, and trust us—it’s aptly named!

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Get gardening inspiration every day!

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer‘s Almanac. It is the perfect gift for the garden enthusiast!

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