What does NPK fertilizer mean?, earliest spring in 124 years!, March in like a lion?

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 1, 2020

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March hack ham comes in like a lion,
goes out like a lamb.

–John Ray (1627–1705)

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
N-P-K Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean?
N-P-K Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean?

Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the N-P-K? What are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium? Let us take the guesswork out of fertilizing. We’ll explain the N-P-K ratio and what those numbers on fertilizers mean.
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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton reveals the way Americans over 40 can stay strong and fit for years to come and it’s so easy, you can do it right at home.

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Winter-Flowering Plants for Fragrance, Color and Berries

Does your garden feel drab, dull, and uninteresting in winter? Well, that doesn’t need to be the case. This coming season, plant trees and shrubs which will transform your garden into a winter wonderland of fragrance, color, and visual interest.  Here are our favorite winter-flowering plants.
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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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March Weather Forecast 2021: Spring Weather on the Way
March Weather Forecast 2021: Spring Weather on the Way

Let’s talk weather predictions for March 2021. According to weather folklore, if March “comes in like a lion, [it] goes out like a lamb.” Let’s see what sort of weather March has in store for us this year.
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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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Spring 2020: The Earliest Spring in Over 100 Years
Spring 2020: The Earliest Spring in Over 100 Years

The rumors are true. It’s the earliest spring of your life. Spring, marked by the vernal equinox, will begin on March 19, 2020 in all US time zones. Spring is earlier than it has been in 124 years (since 1896). It’ll even get earlier in a few years. And there’s an amazing story...
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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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The Month of March 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The Month of March 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore

March brings with it the promise of gardening and warm(er), sunny days, as Earth turns its frostbitten cheek to winter and springs forth from the vernal equinox. Read about this month’s holidays, happenings, seasonal recipes, gardening tips, Moon phases, folklore, and much more!
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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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