Plants to repel mosquitoes, gardening to-do list, cookies!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Hebe's here, May is here!
The air is fresh and sunny;
And the miser-bees are busy
Hoarding golden honey!

–Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Gardening Tips & Tasks
Gardening Tips & Tasks
What to do in the garden this month? Check our regional to-do list just for you!  For all 12 months of the year, we’ve put together suggestions and gardening tips specifically for your region of the country.
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Powerwash For Your Insides

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

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Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the best insect-repelling plants to use in your garden.
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Handy and high-quality cutting boards!

Check out our selection of bamboo cutting boards with engravings of roosters, elegant trees, and more!

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Gardening in Clay Soils
Gardening in Clay Soils
Sticky. Heavy. Soggy. Crusty. Not a band of wayward Disney dwarfs but instead words used by gardeners to describe their clay soil! While clay soil has its challenges, it also has its positives. Let’s focus on how to improve clay soil—and dispel some misperceptions.
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It's a bug's life - Add charming sculptures to your garden!

Lifelike and detailed, these sculptures are showstoppers! They make perfect gifts or are a great way to treat yourself to some new garden decor for spring!

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Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for Mother’s Day or a wedding or planting a garden, discover the secret language of ...
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Delightful spring placemats - they make perfect gifts!

Decorate your garden patios with these placemats with beautiful spring illustrations!

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Caramel Candy Cookies
Caramel Candy Cookies

These cookies aim to surprise. A delicious, simple shortbread wraps around a caramel candy.

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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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