10 tips for beginner gardeners, reduce allergens in the home, kale

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

winter

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
15th day of the year


Chad Lowe (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television) died on this day in 2007.


 
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10 Tips for New Gardeners

10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in:
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Be Part of Citizen Science!

Citizen Science Projects | 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills. Here are ways—in nature and beyond—to participate. Next up: The 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count from February 15 to 18. Find out more!
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The Supermoon Eclipse

What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s catchy—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but also let’s get our facts right.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
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More Ways to Use Kale

Kale Recipes
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a healthy and versatile leafy green. Here are a few of our favorite kale recipes!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
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Reduce Allergens in the Home

Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergens
While it’s a challenge to truly allergy-proof your home, there are certainly practical cleaning tips to reduce allergies if you address allergen traps. Here’s helpful advice.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
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