Starting seeds indoors, Moon halos, Mom's meat loaf

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

winter moon

A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

–William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s what you should know about starting seeds, including when to do it, which seeds to start indoors (or outdoors), and how to do it correctly.


Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick to Clean Your Bowels

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems.
Grow Salad From Stems

Grow an Indoor Salad Garden From Stems
Start an easy salad garden without planting a single seed! 

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!   
What Are Halos?

Moon Halos and Sun Halos
A large ring around the Sun or Moon is called a halo. What causes halos? Do halos tell us something about the weather? Bob explains these fascinating phenomena.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
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Why a Hole in the Almanac?

Why Is There a Hole in The Old Farmer's Almanac?
Why do we punch a hole in the corner of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? When did it start? And what do we do with the punched-out holes? These are deep questions. Almanac editor Heidi Stonehill gives us the “hole” story!
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. 
Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom's Meat Loaf

For some people, meat loaf is a “backup” meal when there’s nothing else in the house or you need to bring an easy meal to friends or family.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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