It's Leap Day!, what to plant in early spring, Friday fish dinner

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 28, 2020

owl on fence

A monster owl
out on the fence
flew away. What
is it the sign
of? The sign of
an owl
.
–Lorine Niedecker (1903–70)

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What Is a Leap Year?
What Is a Leap Year?
Leap years keep our calendars in check! Allow us to explain why leap years are necessary and share some of the fun folklore surrounding them. 
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Warning: Never Feed Your Cat THIS

Is your cat trying to tell you something? According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many cats are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. “It’s an epidemic. 1 out of 3 cats over ten years old will get cancer,” says Dr. Richter. “Even young kittens are at risk. And it’s pretty much all due to one thing: Food.”

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Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose where to site your garden to ensure your crops have the best chance of success. We”ll show you how.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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5 Vegetables to Start in Early Spring
5 Vegetables to Start in Early Spring
Looking to get a jump on the spring gardening season? There are a number of crops that thrive in the cooler weather of this season. Here are 5 vegetables to plant in early spring. Plus, if you’re really eager, see 5 more vegetables that can be started in winter!
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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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When to Plant Peas
When to Plant Peas
When to plant garden peas? “Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in the gardening world. Unfortunately, in my garden, that means mid- to late March! However, our fortunate southern friends can often start planting in January and February. Wherever you live, see my pea...
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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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Marinated Vegetable Salad With Salmon
Marinated Vegetable Salad With Salmon

This Marinated Vegetable Salad With Salmon dish is a trifecta of dishes—attractive, healthy, and delicious!

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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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