Daffodils, Irish colcannon, earthshine, hydroponics

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 12, 2020

daffodils
Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Thursday, March 12, 2020
72nd day of the year


 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
How to Grow Daffodils

Daffodils
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when to plant them properly? Here are tips on planting daffodil bulbs, caring for daffodils, and what to do after they flower.
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What Hydroponics is All About

What is Hydroponics? | The Basics of Hydroponic Systems
Did you know that you can grow plants without soil? Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening—which is especially useful if you live in an apartment with access to a balcony, terrace, rooftop, or even a sunny window. Here’s an overview of hydroponics and the many types of hydroponic systems out there today.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
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$39.97
 
Discover Earthshine!

What is Earthshine?
Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up?  That’s earthshine!  Historically, this is called “the new Moon in the old Moon’s arms.” Learn more about earthshine.
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Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 
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$26.95
 
Tomorrow's Friday the 13th!

Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
The next Friday the 13th is March 13, 2020. Why is this day often associated with bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!
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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.
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$14.95
 
Irish Colcannon

Bella Cullen's Colcannon

Irish comfort food at its best, Colcannon is a dish that traditionally pairs mashed potatoes with cabbage. Here, we substitute kale for cabbage for a modern twist.

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Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.
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$24.95-$26.95