Cabbage, more super-satisfying soups, foundation plantings checkup

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

tadpoles

Then as we linger at luncheon here
  O'er many a dainty dish,
Let us drink anew to the time when you
  Were a tadpole and I was a fish.

–Langdon Smith (1858–1908)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
8th day of the year


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar
 
Growing Cabbage

Cabbage
Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes! Here’s our Cabbage Growing Guide with instructions on how to plant and grow this hardy, leafy vegetable—which is packed with vitamins. No PJs required!
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Foundation Plantings Checkup

Foundation Plantings Checkup
Whether you’re planning to sell or are set on staying in your home, it’s worth your time to take a good look at the plants around the buildings on your property. Here’s some advice on what works—and what does not.
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Misunderstood Weather Records

What "Once In A Hundred Years" Really Means
From time to time, when a major weather event occurs, I see it described as a “once in a hundred years” or even “once in a thousand years” event. But what does this weather phrase really mean?
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.
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Super-satisfying Soups

Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
This is the perfect season for soup recipes!. Warm and nourishing in cold or rainy weather, soups serve as a delicious lunch, side, or main meal with some good bread and salad. Here are some super-satisfying soups, chowders, and stews.
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference book that includes all of our expertise.
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A Midlife Reincarnation

A Midlife Reincarnation Through Exercise
A midlife reincarnation through exercise changed everything for me. And here’s some good news: A new study shows that even people who don’t start working out until middle-age enjoy a longer life, similar to those who start younger! 
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
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