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)

Sunday, January 12, 2020
12th day of the year


Dominique Wilkins (basketball player) was born on this day in 1960.
Maurice Gibb (with his brothers built the Bee Gees into a disco sensation with hits like "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than a Woman") died on this day in 2003.


 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
How to Apply Fertilizer

How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
We apply fertilizer to make our plants grow better. But when do we apply fertilizer? And how do we apply fertilizer to the garden? In one page, we’ll cover the basics of using fertilizer 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 or you miss a few? Here’s how to plant tulip bulbs in winter!
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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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$32.99
 
Seeing in the Dark

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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$39.97
 
What We're Eating in 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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$23.97
 
Get Good Gut Health

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 to take steps to keep those microbes healthy and happy!
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Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!
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$9.99