Making sauerkraut, star chart, lifting gladiolus

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 4, 2018

lake reflection

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky
.
–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

 

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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch

Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...
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Saving Gladiolus
Saving Gladiolus

In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they would freeze and die. Gladiolus can be saved, though, if placed in the root cellar and replanted in the spring. Here’s how.
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Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.

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How to Predict a Frost
How to Predict a Frost

Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference between a frost advisory and a freeze warning, and protect your garden from frost!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018

See this printable sky map for October to navigate the skies and look for Camelopardalis and Lacerta—plus, find helpful stargazing tips.
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Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore. 

 

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Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step

It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the biggest crop grown in this country was cabbages. That’s because they last a long time when put in a cool spot and they can be fermented into sauerkraut!
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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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