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

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 15, 2019


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
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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!

2020 Great Backyard Bird Count | Citizen Science Projects
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 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count from February 14 to 17. Find out more!


Feel Years Younger By Boosting Your Stem Cells At Home

Los Angeles Doctor explains the at home trick to feeling younger and improving the quality of life. Watch his shocking video!
The Supermoon Eclipse

What Is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but let’s also get our facts straight. Plus, find out how many supermoons will occur in 2020—and when to see the next supermoon!

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
More Ways to Use Kale

Kale Recipes
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very healthy leafy green. However, kale is best enjoyed when prepared correctly and when used in the right kinds of recipes. Here are some of our favorite recipes using kale.
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. 
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.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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