Rhubarb growing and recipes, spring ephemerals, lawn care

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 11, 2021

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When April blows his horn,
It's good for hay and corn.

–Proverb

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Rhubarb
Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable famous for its tart-flavored pinkish-green stalks, although it’s used as a sweetened fruit in pies, tarts, and jams. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest your own rhubarb!
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Intricately designed trivets for your dining table!

These lovely trivets are functional and decorative, made in the USA from high-quality birchwood! Serve up your family favorites on these handy trivets.

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10 Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
10 Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
Spring ephemerals are the first wildflowers to appear in early spring. If you have a chance for a quiet walk in the woods, keep an eye out for diminutive, delightfully delicate flowers. Let’s take a look at bloodroot, trout lilies, bluebells, and 10 common spring-flowering ...
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Ever get annoyed with zippers that catch?

Great for light jackets and backpacks (or just about anything with a zipper), pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient! Helpful for people with arthritic hands, too!

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Lawn Care Tips: How to Fertilize, Water, Mow, and Seed Your Lawn
Lawn Care Tips: How to Fertilize, Water, Mow, and Seed Your Lawn
How do you keep your lawn healthy? See our beginner’s guide to lawn care, focusing on the lawn care basics—like fertilizing, weed control, seeding, watering, mowing. Plus, find our secret to keeping a well-nourished lawn. Here’s a tip: The more you let nature do the work for you, the easier it will...
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What's the best way to sow tiny seeds?
This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
Unlike the Sun, the Moon rises at all different times of the day and night. Enjoy our lunar puzzle to know when the Moon will rise!  Plus, find out why can we see the Moon during the day.
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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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Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? In pioneer days, rhubarb was literally called the “pie plant” (for obvious reasons). The tart flavor bakes nicely into pies, crumbles, breads, and cakes, and also adds a tangy flavor to savory dishes. You can also try making a rhubarb julep! See 15 ways...
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What's a great organic fertilizer for my 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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