Growing potatoes, community gardens, daffodils and aquamarine

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 2, 2020

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The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring.

–Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Potatoes
Potatoes

Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.
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73 Year Old Man Finds A Proverbial “Fountain Of Youth”

73-year-old Dave Wilson has been running circles around the younger members in their 20’s at his local gym. Well, it turns out this man’s story may hold the answer to the “fountain of youth.” What’s his secret? Watch the video…

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Community Gardens: What Are the Dos and Don'ts?
Community Gardens: What Are the Dos and Don'ts?

Lacking a sunny yard or space for gardening? Be part of a community garden with like-minded souls! But also keep in mind some of the dos and don’ts of community gardening before you join up! 
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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 Birth Flower: The Daffodil
March Birth Flower: The Daffodil

March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise why! These cheerful flowers are a harbinger of spring! Learn more about the daffodil’s flower meaning and symbolism.
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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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March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
March Birthstone: Color and Meaning

March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. In ancient times, this aquatic-blue stone was believed to protect sailors on oceanic voyages. 
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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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Soft and Chewy Granola Bars
Soft and Chewy Granola Bars

Our Homemade Soft and Chewy Granola Bars are a delicious, high-energy snack that can easily be customized; try swapping almond butter for

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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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