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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Types of Mulch: Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulching
Mulch Your Plants

Types of Mulch: Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulching
Mulch is your friend, helping retain moisture and suppress weeds in the garden. See the many advantages—and disadvantages—to mulching. Plus, we list over 10 types of mulch—both organic and non-organic—and tips on how to mulch your garden, including amount of mulch needed.

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Saving Gladiolus
How to Dig Up Glads

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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$9.99
Holiday Dish Towels
 
How to Predict a Frost
How to Predict Frost

How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your garden from frost with these tips!

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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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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook
 
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
October Star Chart

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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$14.95
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook
 
Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
How to Make Sauerkraut

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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$14.95
Red Mercury Lantern