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

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
50th day of the year

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Raised Beds, Small Plots

Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with raised garden beds. Here are five excellent tips for ensuring a bountiful harvest in a limited space.


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
Witch Hazel: Early Bloomer

What is Witch Hazel?
Our witch hazel started blooming in February. Its 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!
Feed Sack-Style Couch Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.
A Month Until Spring Begins

First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it’s been in over a century! This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Before you try to balance that egg, read this!
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.
Sourdough Starters

Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their baked goods can now be re-created with these sourdough starters and delicious recipes.
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.   
10 New Uses for Coffee

10 New Uses for Coffee!
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee has so many household uses—and may offer health and beauty benefits, too! From pest control to garden fertilizer to a natural cleaning scrub and exfoliator, discover all the creative uses for coffee!
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.