Mardi Gras comes early, king cake, which seeds to start when!

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 23, 2020

early flowers
From December to March, there are—for many of 
us—three gardens:
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind's eye.

–Katharine S. White (1892–1977)

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Which Seeds to Start When

Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s what you should know about starting seeds, including when to do it, which seeds to start indoors (or outdoors), and how to do it correctly.


Top Cardiologist: It's Like Giving Your Body A New "Battery"


Dr. Gundry serves as the personal physician to many A-list celebrities. But you don’t have to be a Hollywood star to take advantage of his energy secret. Dr. Gundry explains tiredness and fatigue are an epidemic in America. “Life’s too short to feel tired all the time…”

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Making Seed-Starting Mix

How to Make Your Own Seed-Starting Mix
Seed-starting mixes are essential for sowing many vegetables, herbs and flowers. But with so much to sow over the coming weeks and months, they can be expensive—unless you make your own. Here’s how!
Sun/Moon Pewter Key Rings

Two-side Sun and Moon Design! Handmade in Vermont. While supplies last.

Mardi Gras Comes Early!

Mardi Gras 2020 (Fat Tuesday)
Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, February 25! Why do we celebrate Mardi Gras? Also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, this holiday is associated with delicious foods and revelry. Learn more about this festive holiday!
Garden Guide Online Edition

Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects.
King Cake Recipe

King Cake

It’s Mardi Gras season! Try our King Cake recipe—a delicious cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry. Make sure you keep an eye out for the tiny plastic baby placed inside the King Cake; the finder is designated “king” or “queen” for the evening!

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.


Crockpot Jambalaya

Our Jambalaya is a great soul and belly warmer on a cold day.

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.