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)

Friday, February 8, 2019
39th day of the year


John Grisham (author) was born on this day in 1955.
Joe Edwards (cartoonist) died on this day in 2007.


 
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How to Sow Onions

How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and properly prepared bulbs will store up to six months! You can get a weighty harvest from even a small area. Plus, they are the starting to point to many recipes! We’ll show you exactly how to sow, grow, and harvest your onions.
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Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
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Brightest Star of February

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Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
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How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
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