Growing asparagus, 10 beginner gardener tips, lemon scones

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothes the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light.

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

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Asparagus
Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means that once it gets established, the tender spears will return year after year. In addition, its ferny foliage makes an excellent ornamental. Here’s how to grow asparagus—from planting through harvest!
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No Water, Just Clean, Quiet, And Simple!

If you need a place to “go” but it’s difficult and too exoensive to install a waste system, this toilet is easy to install almost anywhere.

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Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners

Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in.
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Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re planning to, or are already taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, then read this immediately! There is one food that feeds good bacteria and makes them take over bad bacteria, so click here to find out this one food.

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Full Moon for February 2021
Full Moon for February 2021

Got your snow shovels ready? February’s full Snow Moon reaches its peak in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 27. Why is it called the full Snow Moon? Find out in our February Moon Guide!
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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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Glazed Lemon Cream Scones
Glazed Lemon Cream Scones

Shockingly simple to make, these sublime Glazed Lemon Cream Scones taste delicious alongside coffee or tea.

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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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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

This year, I started making my own laundry detergent. It’s less irritating on my skin—and works as well as any commercial detergent for a fraction of the cost. Here’s the simple recipe.
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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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