When and how to apply fertilizer!, planting tulips in winter, 2020 food trends

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 12, 2020

winter bed

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
How and When to Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden
How and When to Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden
We use fertilizer to make our plants grow better, but when is the best time to apply fertilizer? And how much of what kind of fertilizer do we apply? In one page, we’ll cover the basics of using fertilizers in your garden.
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Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach and More! Plant Now for Earliest Greens!

January is not too early to sow some Wild Garden Salad Mix, Hardy Asian Greens, Tangy Arugula or Savory Scallions in a greenhouse, cold frame or a sunny south facing window for tender spring salad bowls picked fresh from your garden.

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Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them and it’s already December or January? No worries. Here are my tips on how to plant bulbs in winter or late in the season.
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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Adjusting to Darkness: How Our Eyes See at Night
Adjusting to Darkness: How Our Eyes See at Night
It’s escaped no one’s attention that this year’s name is also the term for sharp vision—2020. So let’s check out your vision in the sky! Plus, here are some fun facts about how long it takes for our eyes to adjust to darkness and whether your night vision is affected by your eye color.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Food Trends: What Sizzles for 2020?
Food Trends: What Sizzles for 2020?
At the start of a new year, I have an usual habit of seeking out food trends. It’s always a glorious and fascinating romp, good for the soul in the dark days of January. Here are six food trends for 2020.
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Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 

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Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in our gut! And gut health matters; it’s intertwined with our immune system, which is linked with diabetes, weight loss, and allergies. Learn more about gut health and how...
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Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!

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