Building veggie supports, dahlias, chocolate berry cake

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 10, 2019

Winter Sunlight by Walter Launt Palmer

There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons—
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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Field to Fork Cookbook > Learn More
 
Dahlias
Dahlias

Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat...
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables

If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants, such as squashes and melons, into your space by training them upward instead. Here’s how to build...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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Valentine's Day 2021: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day 2021: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14! Do you know the real story behind Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility has a surprising history. Discover the meaning of Valentine’s Day, why it’s celebrated on February 14, some fun ideas, and a poem to add to that (...
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Sourdough Starters and Recipes
Sourdough Starters and Recipes

How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history about this age-old pastime along with a no-yeast sourdough recipe (wild yeast) as well as commercial yeast recipes. Plus, find easy recipes for using...
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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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