DIY potting soil is easy and so much cheaper

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

winter landscape

A cheer for the snow—the drifting snow!
Smoother and purer than beauty’s brow!
The creature of thought scarce likes to tread
On the delicate carpet so richly spread

–Eliza Cook (1818–89)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Delicious Recipes Using Oats!

Winning Oatmeal Recipes: Chicken, Pancakes, Meatballs
These winning oatmeal recipes come from the Almanac 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. Find oatmeal pancakes, stuffed chicken, and glazed meatballs—all using oats in the recipes!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 

Free Sample Garden Plans

Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space.  This garden includes popular veggies, herbs, and fruit that work in most regions.
USA Cutting Board

Crafted from naturally grown bamboo. It’s knife-friendly and durable. Great for chopping and serving.

DIY Potting Soil

How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
Here’s how make your own potting soil for your containers and pots! Using the right potting soil is one of the secrets to gardening success.
Wooden Chickadee Thermometers

SAVE $7 (over 20% off) while supplies last! Made in the USA from a single slab of wood with a metal songbird topper. 

Battling Winter Dry Skin

Battling the Winter Drys With Do-It-Yourself Strategies
Flaky skin, peeling lips, flyaway hair, cracked fingertips, crumbling fingernails, bloody noses, dry eyes.
Amazing Benefits of Beets

Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is nutritious and offers many health benefits.
Fresh Eggs From Happy Chickens Round Sign

SAVE 25% Advertise your egg business or decorate your kitchen! Built on Bainbridge Island, Washington, from heavy-duty aluminum to last like a street sign!