Growing onions, game day food, forcing branches

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 4, 2021

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"It is better to see a troop of wolves than a fine February."
–Proverb

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Onions
Onions

Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. By midsummer, you can begin harvesting individual onions! Learn more about planting, growing, and harvesting onions for an endless supply in your garden.
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22 Easy To Grow Vegetables

Now that you are ready to start growing plants from seed for your outdoor garden, here is a list of tried-and-true varieties that you cannot go wrong with.

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Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors

Enjoy a spring preview of flowering branches! Just prune non-essential branches of spring-flowering trees such as forsythia and pussy willow and place in a vase. This age-old practice, called “forcing branches,” brings the color and beauty of blooms inside to cheer up those late winter blahs. Here’...
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There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

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Red Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies
Red Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies

Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No, these brilliant lights are not fairy tales; they are a colorful community of lightning flashes that...
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How can I start planning for next year's garden?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner is an easy-to-use online program that helps you plan your garden! Whether you want to create a garden for vegetables, a kitchen garden for herbs, or a beautiful flower garden, our Garden Planner will help you find the best layout for your space—plus provide all your planting and harvesting dates!

 

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Ready for Game Day Food?
Ready for Game Day Food?

Most of us are planning to watch the Super Bowl at home this year. That means more Super Bowl food! Here are ideas for fun and delicious game day food with a nod to Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Find BBQ pulled pork, Barbeque Brisket, slow-cooked Cuban pork, and empanadas—plus, classics including...
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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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How to Be a Genius
How to Be a Genius

2021 marks the centennial of Albert Einstein’s recognition with the Nobel Prize for Physics. So, what better time to resolve to become a genius—or at least a little smarter than you are now? All you need to know is how to reach your potential. Here are seven tips proven to work!
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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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