Growing broccoli, brightest Moon of 2019, hydroponics

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 15, 2019

stars in heaven

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)

Friday, February 15, 2019
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Zodiac for Gardeners

Zodiac for Gardeners
Here are zodiac profiles for gardeners based on the signs.
Growing Broccoli

Growing Broccoli
Broccoli is another plant that can be put in the ground before all of the frost is done.
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
Grow Veggies Without Soil

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.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote 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. 
Nearest Moon of the Year

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!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
Slow Cooker Onion Soup

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Our Slow Cooker Fresh Onion Soup is the reason that slow cookers were invented! It’s a no-fuss, hearty soup topped with French bread and creamy cheese.  Mmmm!

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.
10 Uses for Coffee

15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so many household uses—plus, why waste daily grounds? From the garden to house to health, discover the great uses around the house and garden. Here are 15 uses for coffee to get you started.