Growing pansies, preparing for coronavirus, bright planets of March

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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 3, 2020

stormy surf

The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Pansies
Pansies
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to plant pansies as well as keep them growing and blooming.
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More than 200,000 Americans have pulmonary fibrosis. Do you?

Persistent cough, fatigue and shortness of breath. These are the common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and debilitating lung disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, which makes it hard to breathe. Talk to your doctor about it today.

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How to Sow and Grow Sweet Peas
Few annual flowers have the lasting appeal and bucolic beauty of sweet peas. Twining lazily around a rustic trellis made of hazel poles, they seem the very antithesis of the busy, hectic lives that we now lead. They are now available in a huge range of colours from pearly white through ice cream...
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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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Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and that you use techniques to insulate young seedlings from cold temperatures. We’ll show you how to warm your soil and protect your precious seedlings for the best possible start to your growing season.
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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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Night Sky for March 2021
Night Sky for March 2021
Here’s the March 2021 guide to the night sky. Red Mars reigns the evenings, Daylight Saving Time begins, the vernal equinox will spring forth, and the Full Worm Moon rises. See Bob Berman’s highlights and viewing tips for the month of March.
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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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How to Prepare for COVID-19
How to Prepare for COVID-19
We’ve seen the images in the media: crowds of people wearing surgical masks; healthcare workers in hazmat gear; entire cities in quarantine. What’s it all about? A new respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called COVID-19 emerged in China. It’s prudent to plan and prepare now...
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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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