Growing watermelons, deterring earwigs, new Moon

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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What can better please, 
When your mind is well at ease, 
Than a walk among the green fields in May
To see the verdure new, 
And to hear the loud cuckoo, 
While sunshine makes the whole world gay.

–Charles Whitney Coombs (1859–1940)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Watermelons
Watermelons
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons require warm temperatures and a long growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!
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How To: "Reset" Your Metabolism

Digestion, Weight, Fatigue All Linked To 1 “Metabolic” Issue. Doctor Steven Gundry says you should try this!!!

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Earwigs
Earwigs
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as “pincher bugs,” in the garden.
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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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What Is a New Moon?
What Is a New Moon?
For astronomers, a new Moon means no Moon! For many cultures, however, the new Moon carries special meaning. Discover more about the new Moon.
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Light up dark hallways with handcrafted night lights!

This country barn night light handcrafted in Dublin, NH is an adorable addition to hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, or anywhere you need a little extra light! The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo, reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid-20th century. Enjoy the warm relaxing glow of this intricate night light!

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Fresh Fruit Crisp: My Easy Last-Minute Dessert
Fresh Fruit Crisp: My Easy Last-Minute Dessert
I rarely plan ahead with my desserts unless it’s a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit crisp is an impromptu favorite—chopped up during dinner preparations and put in the oven before we sit down to eat. Mmmm! This time of year, I make rhubarb crisp but also this recipe...
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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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Unbelievable (but True) Bait Secrets
Unbelievable (but True) Bait Secrets
For eons, we humans have raided our gardens, pantries, and tackle boxes in quest of foolproof fish bait. Read on to hear some true unbelievable bait stories from the Deep South…
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Where can I find cozy and fun socks?

Check out our wide selection of fun socks with witty sayings and clever illustrations!

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