Growing peanuts, war weather, asparagus hummus

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

rosebuds

And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring,    
And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar,    
And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire
Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring
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–Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

 
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How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Growing Peanuts

How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on, peanuts are actually a healthful and nutritious food.

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Vintage Oval Thermometer

Timeless design. Rust-proof finish. Large numbers for easy reading.

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$39.97
Vintage Oval Thermometer
 
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Warming Your Soil

Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and that you use techniques to insulate young seedlings from cold temperatures. We’ll show you how to warm your soil and protect your precious seedlings for the best possible start to your growing season.

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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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$10.95
The Gift of Gardening
 
Wartime Weather
Weather's Effect on War

Wartime Weather
Weather has played a critical role in history on a number of occasions. In both the American Revolutionary War and World War II, different weather outcomes than actually occurred might have led to the opposite side emerging victorious. 

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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Highly reflective and colorful, this American-made dragonfly will pulse and shimmer with each turn and the Sun’s help.

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$39.95
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner
 
Asparagus Hummus Served With Dukkah-Spiced Pita Chips
A Spring Twist on Hummus

Asparagus Hummus Served With Dukkah-Spiced Pita Chips

A springtime twist on hummus, this Asparagus Hummus recipe combines a lovely grass-green dip with fragrant, earthy, dukkah-spiced pita chips.

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Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

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$39.97
Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration
 
Best Uses for Peanut Butter
The Humble Peanut's Uses

Best Uses for Peanut Butter
Peanut butter sure is delicious, but did you know that it’s useful, too? From shaving cream and leather polish to mousetrap bait, here are some of the best uses for peanut butter.

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Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of color on a reflective metallic finish. 

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$29.95
Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake