10 veggies to grow from seed, bird feeders, Moon names

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

socks

Maru Mori brought me
a pair
of socks
which she knitted herself
with her sheepherder’s hands,
two socks as soft
as rabbits
.

–Pablo Neruda (1904–73)

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10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

If you’re a beginner, it’s helpful to know which vegetables are easiest to grow from seed. Plus, growing from seed is less expensive, offers more variety, and has a higher success rate. Our list below includes vegetable seeds that can be sown directly into your garden soil. Some...
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Bird Feeders: What's the Best Type of Feeder?
Bird Feeders: What's the Best Type of Feeder?

A lot of pleasure comes from attracting birds to our backyards. Different bird feeders attract different types of birds! If you are interested in attracting a variety of birds to your yard, check out these four basic types of feeders—and the feathered friends that they attract!
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide - Online Edition

JUST RELEASED: NEW 2019 EDITION

Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! 

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac Garden Guide always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  

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Why February Is Cold
Why February Is Cold

Our coldest month is February in North America. Someone recently asked me how it can be colder in winter even though Earth is closer to the Sun than it is in summer. You can see how this works by using a flashlight.
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Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. Choose from different luxurious scents!

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Full Moon Names
Full Moon Names

Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “nicknames” for the Moon! See Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Frijoles (Mexican Beans)
Frijoles (Mexican Beans)

This recipe for Frijoles is simple and tastes much better than your average Mexican beans.

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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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