DIY potting soil is easy and so much cheaper

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
16th day of the year


Sade (singer) was born on this day in 1959.
Russell Johnson (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 
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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!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
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$9.95
 
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.
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USA Cutting Board

Crafted from naturally grown bamboo. It’s knife-friendly and durable. Great for chopping and serving.
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$23.97
 
DIY Potting Soil

How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
Using the right potting soil is one of the secrets to gardening success. I learned long ago that it’s much cheaper to make my own potting mix than it is to buy a pre-made one. Here’s how make your own potting soil for your garden!
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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. 
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$24.95
 
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.
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Amazing Benefits of Beets

Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is nutritious and offers many health benefits.
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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! 
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$19.99