Soil amendments explained, bad blizzards, best beef roast

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter,
That you have such a February face,

So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
 

–Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
50th day of the year


Justine Bateman (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Jose Lopez Portillo (as president of Mexico from 1976-1982, brought the nation to the brink of economic collapse) died on this day in 2004.


 
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Worst Blizzards in History

The Worst Blizzards in Recent History
Do you have memories of bad blizzards? Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable February storms of the past 50 years.
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Veterinarian: Add This One Thing To Your Dog's Food To Help Them Be Healthier

According to Dr. Richter — who was recently voted “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” and has over 20 years of experience with dogs of every shape and size — certain dog foods contain a dangerous chemical that wreaks havoc on our dogs’ bodies. This, in turn, leads to digestive discomfort, joint problems, smelly breath and poop, weight gain, itching, allergies, and even early death.
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Soil Amendments Explained

Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! Using soil amendments, you can turn your poor garden soil into a nutrient-rich paradise in which plants will thrive. Here’s an overview of the most commonly used organic soil amendments.
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Try the Weed Spinner!

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. 
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$15.99
 
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Locating a Veggie Garden

Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose where to site your garden to ensure your crops have the best chance of success. We”ll show you how.
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Bold Print Umbrellas

Gorgeous and sturdy umbrellas now available in a push-button, open-and-close travel size!
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$35.97-$36.97
 
Best-Ever Beef Roast

Best Ever Beef Roast

This is just about the best way in the world to cook a beef roast.

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Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!
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$11.95
 
Scent-sational Skunks

Scent-sational Skunks
Skunks can be found just about everywhere in North America. The most common, the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), lives in southern Canada, most of the United States, and parts of northern Mexico. 
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Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
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$11.95