Raised bed gardens and small plots, sourdough starters, coffee uses!

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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When the days are longer, longer,
And the sun shines stronger, stronger,
And the winds cease blowing, blowing,
And the winter’s chance of snowing
Is lost in springtime weather.

–Nora Perry (1831–96)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Small-Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Growing More
Small-Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Growing More

Grow more in less space with interplanting, succession planting, and other techniques. Robin has five simple gardening tips for ensuring a bountiful harvest, even if you only have a small space to work with! 
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Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions

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Witch Hazel in the Garden
Witch Hazel in the Garden

Witch hazel’s yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color to drab winter landscapes. Learn more about this wonderfully hardy, fragrant plant—which also has therapeutic qualities. It tells us that spring is around the corner!
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Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

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First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox

In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What does equinox mean? What happens on the equinox? What determines the first day of spring? Before you try to balance that...
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

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Sourdough Starters and Recipes
Sourdough Starters and Recipes

How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history about this age-old pastime along with a no-yeast sourdough recipe (wild yeast) as well as commercial yeast recipes. Plus, find easy recipes for using...
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Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore. 

 

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15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds

I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so many household uses—plus, why waste daily grounds? From the garden to house to health, discover the great uses around the house and garden. Here are 15 uses for coffee to get you ...
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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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