Picnic recipes!, flowers for cutting, weeds as soil indicator

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 7, 2021

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My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees.
–Louise Driscoll (1875–1957)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Plant Growing Guides
Plant Growing Guides
Free Growing Guides with growing and harvest information for over 100 common vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers! Browse our growing guides.
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If Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Everyday)

If you have noticed your dog having lower energy, redness inside the ears, bad breath, or their poop smells very bad then these could be warning signs of something serious.   Click here to find out right now if your dog is affected.

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Flowers for a Cutting Garden
Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to start a cutting garden so you can have your flowers and cut them, too! Here are my tips—plus, the best flowers to grow for cutting.
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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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What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something. Here are common weeds and what they say about your soil—plus photos. Let us know what you learn!
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This rock can tell you about the weather!

When you wake up and wonder, “What is the weather like today?” This hilarious Almanac Weather Rock will have the answer! And even better: It’s made in picturesque Bethlehem, New Hampshire from local lumber!

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15 Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
15 Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
This year, pack a picnic and make some memories! We’ve got some delicious portable picnic food ideas—bean and potato salads, chicken salads, and fun sandwiches. Plus, we have summery drinks and yummy picnic desserts, including our best brownies.   
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How do I keep a close eye on the sky?

Observe, delight, and write! Chronicle the weather day by day. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an armchair weather watcher, this notebook is the perfect place to log daily weather. Perfect for those who like to keep an eye on the sky!

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How to Get Rid of Head Lice
How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Ever dealt with head lice? It’s not an unusual problem in schools. I remember when my daughter was sent home with lice, along with half her class. The nurse gave us a fact sheet of instructions for treating the problem.
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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?
Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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