Chives, planting by nature's signs, Irish scones

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 16, 2020

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The season comes when, from her three-month's trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.

–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

Monday, March 16, 2020
76th day of the year


 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Growing Chives

Chives
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful edible flowers. Here’s how to grow chives in your garden!
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Planting by Nature's Signs

Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called phenology. See how seasonal signs can tell you which chores to do in the garden!
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Feed Sack-Style Couch Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.
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$21.95-$44.95
 
Garden Plans for Homesteads

Garden Plans for Homesteads and Small Farms
What is homesteading? It’s really a mind-set—a desire to be self-sufficient. Learn more about homestead gardening—plus, here are three sample garden layouts to get you started.
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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
 
All About the Equinox

First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it’s been in over a century! This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Before you try to balance that egg, read this!
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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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Irish Scones

Irish Oatmeal Scones

We’ve got the perfect accompaniment for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner. These Irish Oatmeal Scones are a delicious treat with a simple and subtle flavor.

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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
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$4.99