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)

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Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Learn the basics of planning a square-foot garden (SFG)—which makes efficient use of small spaces by densely planting in squares. Find out the pros and cons, whether square-foot gardening really works, the ideal size and depth that a square-foot garden should be, and more tips. Plus, find six SFG...
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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! We’ll show you how to plant, grow, and...
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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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Top 5 Coldest Cities in the United States
Top 5 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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What Is a 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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King Cake
King Cake

Bake a King Cake for Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 16)! 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. Try our editor’s King Cake recipe—and learn the story behind 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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