Vernal equinox oddities, grow your own salad greens, gorgeous galaxies!

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 18, 2019

earth awakens

The Earth awakes: Already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.

–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

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Vernal Equinox Oddities
Vernal Equinox Oddities

On the spring equinox, does the Sun rise due east and set due west? Are day and night equal? Bob Berman shares some vernal equinox oddities for the very first day of spring.
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How to See Galaxies in the Night Sky
How to See Galaxies in the Night Sky

Did you know that spring is galaxy time? More galaxies are visible from March to mid-May, early in the evening. Find out more about famous galaxies and how to see a galaxy this spring!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!

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How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens

Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you are a gourmet salad lover who likes to experiment with interesting greens or someone who just wants to have your own homegrown lettuce, your choices are only limited by the seeds you...
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Old Farmers Meat Market Sign

Perfect for your farmhouse decor!

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How to Enrich Your Garden Soil With Minerals

The secret to a successful garden is right beneath your feet. Show your soil some love and you can expect bigger, better harvests. In this short video, we demonstrate five simple yet highly effective ways to prepare your soil to give your crops the best possible start this spring.
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Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips make for a simple but excellent combination.

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Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 

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