Growing broccoli, brightest Moon of 2019, hydroponics
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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 15, 2019
All heaven and earth are still—though not in sleep,
But breathless, as we go when feeling most;
And silent, as we stand in thoughts too deep:—
All heaven and earth are still.
–George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.
What is Hydroponics? | The Basics of Hydroponic Systems
Did you know that you can grow plants without soil? Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening—which is especially useful if you live in an apartment with access to a balcony, terrace, rooftop, or even a sunny window. Here’s an overview of hydroponics and the many types of hydroponic systems out there today.
Buy 2 or more and get $3.00 off each bag! This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA.
Full Moon for February 2020
Got your snow shovels ready? February’s Full Snow Moon rises on the night of February 8 and peaks in the early hours of February 9. Why is it called the Full Snow Moon? Find out in our February Moon Guide!
10 New Uses for Coffee!
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee has so many household uses—and may offer health and beauty benefits, too!