Growing green beans, building supports, wild ramps

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 8, 2021

spring-tree
Aprul's come back; the swellin' buds of oak
Dim the fur hillsides with a purplish smoke;
The brooks are loose an', singing to be seen,
(Like gals,) make all the hollers soft an' green

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

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Green Beans
Green Beans

Green beans are a staple of so many vegetable gardens because they are so easy to grow—even in limited space—and incredibly productive! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest green beans—both the pole and bush types.
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How to get a beautiful lawn in the most difficult places.

Slopes, full blistering sun, bare play areas, sandy soils, or areas of pet waste are just some of the difficult situations in many yards. Zoysia grass loves all those and more. Is Zoysia the solution for your yard?

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Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables

If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build...
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Shocking Report: #1 Cause of Weight Gain is Weedkiller

Has your health been declining since 1996? Here’s why…

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Gardening Methods: Containers, Raised Beds, Raised Rows, and More
Gardening Methods: Containers, Raised Beds, Raised Rows, and More

Once you have decided what you want to grow, consider where and how to do it. Here’s an overview of some of the most popular gardening methods that will help you plan your garden this year. 
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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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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create this Homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

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How can I learn to cook with fresh, all-natural foods?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook is a collection of more than 120 classic mouthwatering recipes for every season! Make the most of your harvest with easy-to-follow recipes using sustainable produce!

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Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe

Ramp season is here! Ramps are one of the first wild greens to emerge. This springtime native is famous for its restorative qualities after a long winter. And where there are ramps, there’s a Wild Ramps Pesto recipe to be made!
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Treat yourself to a delightful dragonfly purse!

This delightful crossbody bag has a small front pocket adorned with a beautiful dragonfly design. It also includes an adjustable strap - use it as a purse, a crossbody bag, or even a pouch! Plus, it perfectly fits your cell phone!

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