Growing winter squash, plant tea, exciting oatmeal recipes

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 20, 2021

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I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook,
the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

–Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

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Jung Seed

 
Winter Squash
Winter Squash
Growing winter squash requires some patience, but this orange and golden warm-season garden vegetable is well worth the wait—and most varieties have a long shelf life. From butternut squash to acorn squash, learn how to plant, grow, harvest, and cure winter squash in your home ...
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Try Neptune’s Harvest

“Tomato & Veg” AND “Rose & Flowering” Fertilizers are made from organic ingredients including Fish, Seaweed, Molasses, Yucca and Humate. All things expert growers like to use. Greatly increases yield and quality of all plants. (800) 259-4769

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Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). See six reasons why peonies should be in your garden—plus excellent tips on planting and caring for these beauties. (Don’t forget to support their heads!)
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3 Breakfast Mistakes Linked To Weight Gain (#2 Will Surprise You)

The common belief is the timing of when you eat in the morning is everything when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, however, this is simply not true. It’s important to understand that the type of food you eat in the morning is what allows you to have more energy, sharper focus, healthier weight, smoother skin, and better digestion. What’s really shocking is that Americans are learning what they thought was a “healthy breakfast”, is actually leading to their poor digestion and weight gain. Watch The Video.

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How to Make Organic Plant Fertilizer at Home
How to Make Organic Plant Fertilizer at Home
You can make your own all-purpose, organic plant fertilizer at home—with just weeds and water. Does it sound strange to make plant fertilizer by using other plants? That’s how nature works! Here’s my simple recipe for DIY organic fertilizer—without using chemicals or animal waste—right from your ...
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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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5 Hearty Oatmeal Recipes From Breakfast to Dinner!
5 Hearty Oatmeal Recipes From Breakfast to Dinner!
Hearty and healthy, oats are wonderful in both sweet and savory recipes. See five wonderful ways to cook with oats, from oatmeal cookies and pancakes to oatmeal meatballs and stuffed chicken breasts.
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Beautifully illustrated mugs for spring!

This vintage mug includes lovely French illustrations of all your favorite veggies.

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Is Your Pet Overweight? Exercise and Eating Tips for Dogs and Cats
Is Your Pet Overweight? Exercise and Eating Tips for Dogs and Cats
Is your pet overweight? Pets have the same tendency to gain weight (and consequences from doing so) that humans do. Here are some simple tricks to incorporate better health into your pet’s life.
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Tell the temperature with this retro thermometer!

This thermometer is designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer! Handmade in the USA from steel, this thermometer will be a welcome tool to check the temperature outside so you can get outside!

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