Dazzling dahlias, green pea soup, veggie container gardening

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 5, 2021

child
A flower is looking through the ground,
Blinking at the April weather;
Now a child has seen the flower:
Now they go and play together
.
–Harold Monro (1879–1932)

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Almanac 2021 Calendars
 
Dahlias
Dahlias

Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat...
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3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You

According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs.

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Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias

If you saved dahlia tubers from last year, spring is the time to see how your stored dahlias are coping and throw any away that show signs of rot or fungus. When you’re ready to unpack them, pot up, and re-plant your tubers in the early spring, here’s a good refresher on how you do it!
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Light up dark hallways with handcrafted night lights!

This country barn night light handcrafted in Dublin, NH is an adorable addition to hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, or anywhere you need a little extra light! The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo, reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid-20th century. Enjoy the warm relaxing glow of this intricate night light!

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Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container Gardening with Vegetables

Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the magical world of gardening in pots!
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Where can I get weather forecasts and planting dates for spring?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for spring! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you plant by the Moon’s phases, get scrumptious vegetables growing, look out for storms, and more!

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Cream of Green Pea Soup
Cream of Green Pea Soup

Our Cream of Green Pea Soup has only seven ingredients. The soup’s pretty spring color is perfect for the season! Make with fresh or frozen peas.

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How can I easily get rid of ticks this spring?

The best tick remover is always the one that you have with you the moment you need it! This handy tick remover can be kept on your key chain and comes in a pack of 3 so you can share with family and friends. When you find a disease-spreading tick, you’ll want it out as fast as possible! That is why The Old Farmer’s Store recommends patented tick removers from the Tick Key Company.

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Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House

April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but high on my list is to spring-clean the chicken coop. It needs to be done every year! Here’s how to deep-clean the coop.
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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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