Growing carrots, forgotten fruit!, Mercury Retrograde ends

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, February 20, 2021

storm-winter

For every thunder with rain in February, there will be a cold spell in May.
–Proverb

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Carrots
Carrots

Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root vegetable that can be grown in many climates. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting carrots.
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Hard to turn Faucets? Not with a Faucet Grip!

Faucet Grip is an innovative product that solves a problem encountered by countless gardeners. Small hose bibb handles make faucets difficult to turn on and off. Faucet Grip attaches quickly to all types of faucet handles providing even weak hands sufficient leverage to operate the faucet. Makes a great gift!

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The 2021 Garden Planner: Easier, Faster, Better
The 2021 Garden Planner: Easier, Faster, Better

Our 2021 Online Garden Planner is easier, faster, and better—thanks to your input over the past two years! It has so many amazing features, figuring out how much space plants require, how to group vegetables, exactly when to sow seeds for your location—plus, get a printable planting schedule. This...
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What's the best way to get rid of weeds in my garden?

Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal tool that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion. It’s essentially a long sturdy drill bit for your drill (drill not included). There’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Unusual Fruit and Fruit Trees to Grow
Unusual Fruit and Fruit Trees to Grow

Add some delicious, unusual fruit crops, fruiting shrubs, and old-time fruit trees to your yard and garden—bush sour cherries, lingonberries, quince, persimmon, paw paws, and more! Winter is a good time to assess your landscape and see what spaces you would like to fill with fruit...
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The 2021 Garden Guide has arrived!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide features helpful articles on all types of gardening and landscape maintenance, including newest trends, general information, and advice from experts on best methods for growing vegetables, flowers, fruits, lawns, shrubs, and much more!

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021

Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 20! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.
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Enjoy country wit and wisdom in the 2021 Country Calendar!

The charming 2021 Country Calendar gives you all the classic folklore you need for country living. Plus: large, eye-catching, full-color photographs depicting the joys of the country, including North America’s breathtaking landscapes and amazing animals on the farm or in the wild!

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Turkey Chili
Turkey Chili

There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a bowl full of chili. Enjoy this hearty and healthy chili with ground turkey or ground chicken.

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Spring is almost here - time to start garden planning!

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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