Rare Full Moon on the Spring Equinox!, grow bags, warming your soil

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 19, 2019


All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair— 
The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing— 
And Winter slumbering in the open air, 
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
78th day of the year

Bruce Willis (actor) was born on this day in 1955.
Paul Scofield (actor) died on this day in 2008.

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Rare Full Moon on Equinox!

Full Moon on the Spring Equinox
This is one of those rare years when the full Moon lands right smack on the spring equinox—on March 20, 2019, in North America. This only happens three times a century, on average. Plus, it’s the third and final “supermoon.” Enjoy the extra-bright equinox full moon Wednesday night!


3 Signs You May Have A Fatty Liver

You could already have it. The good news is our friend Dr. McClain just put finishing touches on this presentation showing you how to stop, and maybe even REVERSE it…* So if a flatter belly, more energy, and a healthier life sound good to you, check it out here:
What are Grow Bags?

Discover Grow Bags: An Alternative Plant Container
If, like me, you resort to using containers to grow some of your plants, try using a grow bag this year. They have some advantages over plastic pots or terra cotta. I was especially interested to learn about “air pruning.”
Warming Your Soil Up

Warming the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be another spring snowstorm around the corner! To take advantage of every possible growing day, we need to get our snow melted and garden soil thawed as quickly as possible.  
Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 
Wild Ramp Pesto

Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables, when I saw something exciting enough to stop me in my tracks. It couldn’t be. It was too early. Could it be? It was. Ramps! And where there are ramps, there’s a Wild Ramps Pesto recipe to be made!
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

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

Spring Tonics
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through this month!
Old Farmers Meat Market Sign

Perfect for your farmhouse decor!