Container gardening, pests in the house, planet spectacle

Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 5, 2018

purple shoes

We like March, his shoes are purple
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Monday, March 5, 2018
64th day of the year

Jake Lloyd (actor) was born on this day in 1989.
John Belushi (actor) died on this day in 1982.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!
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Container Gardening!

Container Gardening with Vegetables
Want to have more control over growing conditions and enjoy higher yields with a lot less work? Garden in containers. Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space!
Wine Bottle Lights

Create a little warm ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or your favorite winery or because of its interesting shape and color.
Eat Your Yard!

Best Plants for Edible Landscaping
With an edible landscape, some of your plants are actually herbs or fruit or vegetables that you can—yes—eat!  It’s a great solution if you have limited space. 
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How We Convert Temperature

Temperature Conversion Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our Celsius to Fahrenheit temperature converter, or see our temperature conversion chart to go from C to F or F to C.
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last!
See 5 Planets in March

Planet Spectacle: The Show Will Start Soon
This year will indeed be extraordinary for planets. We will see one of the closest approaches of Mars in our lives, in midsummer. We’ll have conjunctions galore. We’ll see all the planets lined up like a string of pearls. All that is mostly for the spring and summer. But the show is about to begin.
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman feared by fish! Cats like it, too. 
Pests in the House?

When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests or—to use the broadest possible term—nature. 
Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.