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

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 23, 2020

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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)

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Learn how to start seeds indoors, when to start seeds indoors, and which vegetable seeds should be started indoors from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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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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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!
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Sun/Moon Pewter Key Rings

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

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Mardi Gras 2021 (Fat Tuesday)
Mardi Gras 2021 (Fat Tuesday)
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. But what exactly is the meaning of Mardi Gras and why do we celebrate? From its origins as a spring fertility rite to the masked balls of medieval Italy to today’s famous Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans, learn...
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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.
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King Cake
King Cake

Bake a King Cake for Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 16)! King Cakes are a frosted sweet bread—a delicious cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry—with a hidden bean or tiny plastic baby baked inside. Try our editor’s King Cake recipe—and learn the story behind this tradition.

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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.

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Crockpot Jambalaya
Crockpot Jambalaya

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

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

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