Fungus gnats, growing broccoli, hot peppers for health

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
Slow unfold,
And show the golden summer there.

–Philip Savage (1868–99)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Fungus Gnats
Fungus Gnats

Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an infestation gets out of hand. Here’s how to identify, get rid of, and prevent fungus gnat infestations in your plants.
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Warning: Never Feed Your Cat THIS

Is your cat trying to tell you something? According to Dr. Gary Richter many cats are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. “It’s an epidemic. 1 out of 3 cats over ten years old will get cancer. Even young kittens are at risk. And it’s pretty much all due to one thing: Food.”

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Broccoli
Broccoli

Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the chillier weather of spring or fall. It’s also incredibly good for you and has been dubbed the “crown jewel of nutrition.” Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in your garden!
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What's the best way to sow tiny seeds?

This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning

The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. 
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Light up dark hallways with handcrafted night lights!

This country barn night light handcrafted in Dublin, NH is an adorable addition to hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, or anywhere you need a little extra light! The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo, reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid-20th century. Enjoy the warm relaxing glow of this intricate night light!

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Aunt Maggie's German Kuchen
Aunt Maggie's German Kuchen

This delicious crumbly dessert is an easy treat and very versatile! We used apples as our filling, but feel free to adjust for the season.

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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?

Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness

Not only are hot peppers delicious in cooking, but also they have healing powers—triggering a natural high and providing pain relief. Learn more about hot peppers for health and happiness!
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Get ready for spring with The Old Farmer's Almanac!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for your spring garden! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you plant by the Moon’s phases, get scrumptious vegetables growing, and more!

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