Turnips, square foot gardens, next leap year?

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 28, 2019

snow atop mountain

Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.
 
–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

 
Field to Fork Cookbook > Learn More
 
Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
SFG Layouts by Almanac Readers

Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is an easy-to-follow method of planting vegetables which makes efficient use of small spaces. It’s especially ideal for beginner gardeners. Here are six complementary SFG garden layouts created by our Almanac readers!

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Turnips
Planting Turnips

Turnips
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.

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Duo Fish Ceramic Wind Chime

We like to think Dr. Seuss would have enjoyed our two fish, blue fish ceramic wind chime.

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$19.95
Duo Fish Ceramic Wind Chime
 
10 Coldest Cities in the United States
5 Coldest Cities

10 Coldest Cities in the United States
What are the top 5 coldest cities in the United States? Here’s the list, based on average temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. Does this surprise you?

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Teapot Tea Infuser

Our most popular tea infuser is based on a pewter teapot made in colonial Connecticut.

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$24.97
Teapot Tea Infuser
 
What Is a Leap Year?
Next Leap Year?

What Is a Leap Year?
Leap years keep our calendars in check! Allow us to explain why leap years are necessary and share some of the fun folklore surrounding them. 

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Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic or small hands. Made in Vermont.

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$11.97
Pewter Zipper Pulls
 
King Cake
We Made a King Cake!

King Cake

King Cakes are a frosted sweet bread—a delicious cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry—with a hidden bean or tiny plastic baby baked inside. The cakes are traditionally eaten between Epiphany (or Three Kings’ Day) and Mardi Gras. Try our editor’s King Cake recipe—and learn more about this tradition.

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Spruce Soy Wax Candles

Makes a great gift! These eye-catching candles come in a beautiful gift box. 

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$18.99
Spruce Soy Wax Candles