Planting onions, plants that attract hummingbirds, potato candy

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 21, 2020

In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.

–Mary Oliver (1935–2019)

Friday, February 21, 2020
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Almanac Garden Guide
Starting Onions

Starting Onions from Seed
I love onions. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Now is the time to plant onions if you are going to grow them from seed. Here’s how.


This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. For years, Big Soda companies have been handing out millions of dollars in an attempt to prove that their drinks are safe. But this goes beyond just soda. It turns out there are THREE OTHER DANGEROUS FOODS that are being marketed as “health foods.” These foods may be harming you from the inside, and they could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried. So please watch this shocking presentation before it’s too late…

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants attract hummingbirds and how to create a hummingbird-friendly environment in your garden!
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.

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5 Super-Early Veggies to Start

5 Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables that you can start growing now, and we demonstrate how to get the best return from these early-season crops.
Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

Crescent Moon Tonight

The Captivating Crescent Moon
The captivating crescent may be the Moon’s most fascinating phase. Why is the crescent Moon sometimes on its back, bottom, side, or upside down? Is it smiling at you? Bob explains the crescent Moon tilt.
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. 


Potato Candy Recipe

Needhams Potato Candy

A unique potato candy made with a mashed potato and coconut center, needhams, aka “Maine Potato Candy,” are a fun candy treat.

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.