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

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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)

Friday, February 28, 2020
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
It's Leap Day!

Why Is 2020 a Leap Year?
2020 is a leap year! Find out why and what this means, and see when the next leap year will be. Plus, we’ll explain why leap years are necessary and share the fun folklore surrounding them. 


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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Best Location for a Garden

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.
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.

What to Plant in Early Spring

Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed kiosks, keep this in mind: Choose cold-resistant vegetables to plant this spring, and well begun, you’ll be half done. 
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.

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-planting tips.
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. 


Salmon and Veggies

Marinated Vegetable Salad With Salmon

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

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.