USDA planting zones, cold myths, windchill

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 8, 2018

wintery woods

Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear
   Has grown familiar with your song;
I hear it in the opening year,
   I listen, and it cheers me long
.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–32)

 
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What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
USDA Planting Zones

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Exactly which USDA hardiness zone are you in? Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find your zone—and learn why it’s so important.

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 

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$9.99
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar
 
Windchill Chart for the United States
Know about Windchill!

Windchill Chart for the United States
This updated Wind Chill Chart helps you understand how cold it “feels” outside—by combining the cooling effect of temperature and wind. Also, see how wind chill is calculated and how to protect yourself from the danger of frostbite and hypothermia. 

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook
 
Chicken Pot Pie With Vegetables
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie With Vegetables

To some people, a chicken pie with vegetables is a travesty, but this Chicken Pot Pie is so good that even purists will love it.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook
 
10 Myths About the Cold Weather
10 Myths About Being Cold

10 Myths About the Cold Weather
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of hot coffee the best way to warm up? We answer these questions and bust common cold weather myths!

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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$10.99
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar