Gardening tips for small spaces, bright star of February!, onions

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 8, 2019

Sparrow Credit Cornell

A sparrow enters the tree,
Whereon immediately
A snow-lump thrice his own slight size
Descends on him and showers his head and eyes.

–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable planted early in the spring. You can get a goodly harvest for a small area, onions will keep for up to 6 months, and they are essential to so many recipes! Here’s how to sow onion seeds or sets, care for your onions, and harvest!
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Small-Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Growing More
Small-Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Growing More
Grow more in less space with interplanting, succession planting, and other techniques. Robin has five simple gardening tips for ensuring a bountiful harvest, even if you only have a small space to work with! 
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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Find Sirius, the Brightest Star of February
Find Sirius, the Brightest Star of February
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? In February, it’s the brightest star in Earth’s night sky, parading overhead from nightfall until midnight. When viewing Sirius, we’re actually seeing the combined light of two stars. Learn how to find Sirius.
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Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s recipes that you can make at home this year—including chocolate lava cake, mini-heart pies, classic sugar cookies, heart brownies, easy turtle candies, and more. Plus, we...
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore remedies.
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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