Planting asparagus, a month without sunspots, chocolate oatmeal cake

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 7, 2019

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March is a boisterous fellow,
And undeterred by fear,
With many pranks proclaims himself
The tomboy of the year

The 1931 Old Farmer's Almanac

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How to Create a Kitchen Garden (Potager)
How to Create a Kitchen Garden (Potager)
A properly planned out kitchen garden will provide you with fresh vegetables—and will look good doing it, too! Learn how to create a kitchen garden in the style of either a traditional row garden or a potager garden, which intermixes vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. Plus, see some inspiring...
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Asparagus
Asparagus
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means that once it gets established, the tender spears will return year after year. In addition, its ferny foliage makes an excellent ornamental. Here’s how to grow asparagus—from planting through harvest!
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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What Are Solar Cycles, and How Do They Affect Weather?
What Are Solar Cycles, and How Do They Affect Weather?
What are solar cycles and sunspots—and what causes them? Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we believe that all weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun. Here’s our quick solar cycle beginner’s guide to help you...
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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

What do you get when you combine the best parts of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and cake? This quick, easy, and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake!

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always wonder, “But what about the folks who’ve already moved down from chicken to beans?”
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Lobster Rope Doormats

Virtually impervious to wear and water, easy to clean, and excellent at removing dirt and snow! 

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