Slugs and snails, growing strawberries, brunch recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, April 10, 2021

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This is the time we dock the night
Of a whole hour of candlelight;
When song of linnet and thrush is heard—
And love stirs in the heart of a bird
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–Katharine Tynan (1861–1931)

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Strawberries
Strawberries
Strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow and great for beginners! Plus, they’re very rewarding because the taste is far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why? The sugar in berries converts to starch soon after they’re picked. Learn more about growing...
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Best Natural Fertilizer on Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher Quality Fruit and Veggies with More Color & More Flavor. Will not wash out of soil.

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Slugs and Snails
Slugs and Snails
Seeing slug and snail damage in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs and snails in the garden.
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Why are auroras seen near the poles?
The 2021 Weather Calendar’s “Ask the Old Farmer” section answers all your most interesting weather questions! Popular with weather and nature enthusiasts alike, this calendar offers stunning full-color photographs of a spawning tornado, strange-looking lenticular clouds, beautiful cascades of ice, and much more alongside classic wit and wisdom.
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Best Garden Planner: Success Stories!
Best Garden Planner: Success Stories!
Thank you to the Almanac gardeners who shared their success stories in the garden. See their stunning plans and garden photos—using our digital garden planner!  We hope this is inspiring to you!
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"Live like someone left the gate open" with these fun socks for 50% off!

These colorfully printed socks - now on clearance! - will brighten your days with dancing cows making the most of life outside the gates! 

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Stargazing with Orion
Stargazing with Orion
During the early weeks of spring, the most widely recognized constellation at nightfall is Orion, standing upright in the southwest. People who appreciate the outdoors may know this prominent constellation best. Here are Orion constellation facts and viewing tips from Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.
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How can I gather fruits and veggies easily?

Born of pure ingenuity, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of functional art, craftsmanship, and utility. Fill your Garden Hod with your scrumptious harvest and easily wash your fruits and veggies!

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Spring Brunch Recipes
Spring Brunch Recipes
Strawberry crepes, lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 scrumptious brunch recipes to make on the weekend! This is also our go-to list for birthday breakfasts, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Then again, why wait?  Check out the warm and toasty brunch...
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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?

Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them brings you all the favorites served at family gatherings and supper tables, the ones that keep folks coming back for more. These exclusive recipes include Momma’s Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars, Gra’s Barbecue Chicken, and so many more! You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too. Order today!

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