Sunflower tower, flowers you can eat!, native bees

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 22, 2021

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April 22: Happy Earth Day

It’s an earth song, 
A body song, 
A spring song, 
I have been waiting long for this spring song. 
–Langston Hughes (1902–67)

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Growing Edible Flowers in Your Garden
Growing Edible Flowers in Your Garden
So many flowers are not only beautiful but also completely edible, adding color and flavor to salads, soups, pastas, drinks, and desserts. In fact, in ancient times, flowers were grown more for scent and flavor than looks alone. Here are 15 edible flowers that are also easy to grow.
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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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Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! A sunflower tower is great for the birds and also a fun activity for introducing kids to gardening. You’ll be blooming sprouts of sunshine in no time!
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How To: Fix Your Fatigue And Increase Energy

Did you know there are 3 “Super Foods” that you should NEVER eat? New research reveals these supposed “Super Foods” can actually drain your energy, damage your hormones and have devastating effects on your metabolism… Fortunately Dr. Gundry MD shows you exactly WHICH 3 foods you must AVOID like the plague, and what you should be eating instead. ==> NEVER Eat These 3 “Super Foods” 

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Plastic-Free Gardening: How to Garden Without Plastic
Plastic permeates every aspect of our lives, including the garden. But as the world wakes up to its addiction, just how easy is it to ditch plastic while growing and storing more of our own food? From sowing seeds to protecting crops to low-tech ways of keeping harvests fresher for longer, we’ve...
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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day From Home

Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Whether it’s a walk through the woods, picking up litter (while walking!), or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are 10 ways that you can help to care for your planet—plus some absolutely beautiful poetic verse to inspire you!

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Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
June 21 to 27, 2021, is Pollinator Week, an annual event to support pollinator health. The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees!  While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are critical to growing food...
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Easy starter kits for your vegetable garden!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Heirloom Vegetable Garden Starter Kit includes 10 of our most popular vegetable seed packets, plus a bonus packet of Petite Mixture Marigold seeds for companion planting! Get going on your vegetable garden with the over 7,000 seeds in this kit!

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10 Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden
10 Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden
Work with nature instead of against it. From choosing plants for pollinators to reducing pesticides, here are 10 ideas to help you create an eco-friendly yard and garden oasis.
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How can I easily get rid of ticks?

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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