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)

Thursday, February 28, 2019
59th day of the year

John Turturro (actor) was born on this day in 1957.
Paul Harvey (radio broadcaster) died on this day in 2009.

Field to Fork Cookbook > Learn More
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!


Are You Harming Your Dog?

There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.
Planting 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.
Duo Fish Ceramic Wind Chime

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

The Top 5 Coldest Cities: Winter 2019
What are the top 5 coldest cities in the United States? Here’s the list, based on average temperatures from January 2019, according to the National Weather Service.
Teapot Tea Infuser

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

When is the Next Leap Year?
When is the next Leap Year? Find out when the next Leap Day will be and how to calculate Leap Years! Plus, we’ll explain why we have Leap Years and some fun folklore. 
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.
We Made a King Cake!

King Cake

It’s Mardi Gras time! Our editor, Janice Stillman, made a festive King Cake. Make sure you keep an eye out for the plastic baby; the finder is designated “king” or “queen” for the evening!

Spruce Soy Wax Candles

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