Building raised beds, slow cooker recipes, 7 beginner gardening tips

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 13, 2019

St-Knuts-Day
January 13 is St. Knut's Day.

If January calends be summerly gay,
It will be winterly weather till the calends of May.

–Proverb

Sunday, January 13, 2019
13th day of the year


Patrick Dempsey (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Alfred K. Newman (U.S. Marine Corps specialist) died on this day in 2019.


 
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How to Build a Raised Bed

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits for your garden (and you)! Here’s how to build a raised garden bed in your backyard, as well as some advice on using the right wood and soil.
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7 Lessons for Beginner Gardeners

7 Important Lessons for Beginner Gardeners
Gardeners, no matter what their level of expertise, love to swap stories. The funny thing is that these tales almost always produce a lesson for everybody. Here are a few of my favorites!
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Slow Cooker Recipe Ideas

Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker or crock pot allows you to have home-style meals even with a busy schedule. If you haven’t discovered the joy of slow cooking yet, try these recipes and get a taste of what you’ve been missing!
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Shortness of Breath?

Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath, especially after some vigorous snow shoveling or other physical exertions? You don’t have to have chronic asthma to have these symptoms.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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