Happy St. Patrick's Day!, growing cabbage, corned beef hash

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 17, 2020


There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
’Twas St. Patrick himself sure that set it;
And the Sun on his labour with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.

–Andrew Cherry (1762–1812)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Growing Cabbage

Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes! Here’s our Cabbage Growing Guide with instructions on how to plant and grow this hardy, leafy vegetable—which is packed with vitamins. No PJs required!


'Idol' Star Randy Jackson Reveals His Stunning Weight Loss Secret

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>

3 Planets and Crescent Moon

Night Sky for March 2020
Here’s the March 2020 guide to the night sky. Watch three bright planets and the crescent Moon come together for a planet party on March 17 and 18—plus, a dazzling planet conjunction at the spring equinox. See Bob Berman’s viewing tips to enjoy the night wonders!
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.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day 2020
Saint Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, March 17, this year! Who was Saint Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history, legends, and lore.
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! 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.

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Recipe

Corned beef hash with eggs is a country breakfast favorite but also hearty enough for a dinner meal. Also, if you have corned beef for St. Patrick’s, here’s the perfect leftover meal!

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. 

All About Fly-Fishing!

10 Fly-Fishing Tips for Beginners
Interested in fly-fishing? Here are 10 fly-fishing tips for beginners from a competition champion! Plus, find a glossary of the most common fly-fishing terms and some great fly-fishing destinations!
Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.