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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 17, 2017

All heaven and earth are still—though not in sleep,

But breathless, as we grow when feeling most;

And silent, as we stand in thoughts too deep.

–Lord Byron (George Gordon), 1788–1824

Friday, February 17, 2017
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Which Seeds to Start Now

5 Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables that you can start growing now, and we demonstrate how to get the best return from these early-season crops.
Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

This small decoration features a bold image that looks like it was drawn with chalk for an uncommon look!
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How to Use Grow Lights

Growing Vegetables Indoors With Grow Lights
If you want to ensure rapid growth of your vegetable seeds indoors, then using grow lights can make all the difference. Get advice on which plants benefit from starting indoors and how to use grow lights.
Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!
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Homemade Seed-Starter Pots

How to Make Biodegradable Garden Pots
If you’re thinking about planting lots of seeds, make biodegradable seed pots. They’re easy to make and they can be transplanted right into the ground when the time comes. Plus, they’re economical! See our video on how to make the seed pots—plus, we’ve included accompanying text instructions.
Wooden Box Sign

A thick frame allows this picture to stand on its own or hang from a wall.
Plant Some Edible Flowers!

Best Edible Flowers for Growing and Eating
Add flowers to your food! Many gardeners forget that flowers not only are beautiful, but also can be raised to eat. Here are the best edible flowers based on firsthand experience in the garden and kitchen.
Mason Jars Dish Towel

 Features illustrations of 24 Mason jars!
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Choosing the Right Layout

Vegetable Garden Design Ideas
The best way to plan a successful veggie garden is to look at what other gardeners have planted and see what works for them.
Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.