Equinox oddities, starting seeds, snap peas

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 19, 2018

crocus in snow

Spanning the winter's cold gulf with an arch,
Over it, rampant, rides in the March

–Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–94)

Monday, March 19, 2018
78th day of the year

Bruce Willis (actor) was born on this day in 1955.
Paul Scofield (actor) died on this day in 2008.

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Equinox Oddities

Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day? Does the Sun rise exactly east and set exactly west? Learn about the March equinox from Bob Berman, Almanac astronomer.
Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. Choose from different scents. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
How to Start Seeds

Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s are some tips that include when to start seeds, which seeds to start indoors, and how to do it.
Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
Growing Snap Peas

Growing Sugar Snap Peas
Maybe I should have planted my snap peas while I still had bare ground in my garden! Now we are expecting our third nor’easter in two weeks. Fortunately, snow is good for growing snap peas.
Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.
Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

This delicious Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is packed with layers of blueberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Glaze is optional but we highly recommend!

Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!
Best Fishing Days

Fishing Calendar for 2019
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2019 fishing calendar, below.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 Gardener’s Special

The Special Way to a Great Garden! SAVE 20% over buying separately (over $6 off!). Also, get a FREE Gardening Calendar if you order today ($9.99 value). NEW Garden Guide NEW The Gift of Gardening Gardening Notebook