Irish beef stew, transplanting seedlings, vinegar power

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 15, 2020

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“Why, madam, the Ides were eight old women, the Nones nine, and Calind another, making eighteen in the whole. Their breath was [as] poison as the effluvia of asps. In the month of March, particularly when other folks kept in, by reason of bad going, these old hags were sure to be abroad, blurting and puffing their venom against every good reputation, to which they were mortal enemies.”
–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1816

March 15: The Ides of March

 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Irish Beef Stew
Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew

This hearty Irish stew is rich, flavorful, and comforting. The secret weapon? A cup of Guinness stout adds a deeper, more complex flavor.

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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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$24.99
Bold Kitchen Aprons
 
Planning a Companion Planting Garden
Companion Planting Layouts

Planning a Companion Planting Garden
This year, don’t just plan a vegetable garden—plan a “companion” vegetable garden which pairs up plants that work best together! To better understand, take a look at these amazing companion garden plan layouts from our own Almanac readers!

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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

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$12.99
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels
 
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
"Pricking Out" Seedlings

Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your seedlings transplant successfully into the garden.

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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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$16.99
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner
 
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
The Power of Vinegar

The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to relieving insect bites. Vinegar is a “wonder” product. Discover its common and surprising uses!

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Canning Jar with Liquid Soap Pump

Great for a country kitchen or farmhouse bathroom! Works with most sinks, too!

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$16.99
Canning Jar with Liquid Soap Pump
 
When Pests Invade the Home
Critters in the House?

When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests and critters—or, to use the broadest possible term: nature. Mice, rats, and squirrels are the “big three” mammals. Here’s a checklist of how to deal with pests before you act. 

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Garden Guide Online Edition
Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects.
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Garden Guide Online Edition