Tulip time is near, growing sprouts indoors, chicken and dumplings

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

rabbit
And then the snows came, and the squirrel slept
Within the upper chambers of the oak;
And through the night the watchful rabbit leapt
And the wild fox within his den awoke.

–James Newton Matthews (1852–1910)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
49th day of the year


 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Tulip Time is Near

Tulips
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel brightens our days in early spring. We truly look forward to seeing those blue-green leaves start to emerge as the Earth awakens from its winter sleep! Here are our tips on how to plant and care for tulips.
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Winter Sprouts & Microgreens

Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness to eat last month, I gave microgreens a try. I have been a longtime sprout-lover, so I grew some of those too, just to see which I liked better.
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How to Grow Sprouts Indoors

How to Grow Bean Sprouts Indoors
It’s so easy to grow bean sprouts inside, especially when the weather’s wintry or unpleasant outside! Mung beans, also known as bean sprouts, are exceptionally nutritious a
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Chicken and Dumplings

Mother's Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Shirley Wollard Woodlock of Texas learned to make chicken and dumplings while watching her mother, Jennie Wollard Nunn. “Hers were made to perfection,” recalls Shirley.

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Colorful Fruit and Veggies

Eat the Rainbow of Fruit and Vegetables for Health
We’ve all been told to “eat your veggies.” Let’s advance that to say, “eat your colorful veggies.” The pigments of vegetables and fruit are amazing at protecting plants—and us! Each plant color offers a different health benefit, so you need variety. We have a handy chart so that you can simply select produce from four different color groups to improve your body’s health. Isn’t nature amazing? 
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