Planting by nature's signs, mini veggies, Dog Star Sirius

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 5, 2021

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Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare
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–Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

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Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called phenology. See how seasonal signs can tell you which chores to do in the garden!
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How To: Reset Your Metabolism

Digestion, Weight, Fatigue All Linked To 1 “Metabolic” Issue. Doctor Steven Gundry says you should try this!!!

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Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Join the move towards minimalism! Mini- and dwarf vegetables provide hefty harvests from small pots and plots! Whether you have a small urban garden or just a small space, try these petite plants with oversize appeal—and yield! These fruits and vegetables are also ideal for the...
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Delightful matchboxes - beauty in the little things!

Treat yourself to delightful matchboxes from The Old Farmer’s Store! Each box contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips, and pulling them out of your drawer feels like finding a little treasure!

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Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit, flowers, and vegetables that you can—yes—eat! It all comes down to choosing the right edible additions for your space.
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Get your garden going with the world's #1 Garden Planner!
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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How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star
How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and early spring. And boy, is it easy to find. Just face south at 8 P.M. and look for Orion. Plus, you also have a chance to see its pup! Yes, it’s a two-dog night.
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Where can I get weather forecasts and planting dates for spring?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for spring! 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, look out for storms, and more!

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Roasted Winter Vegetables
Roasted Winter Vegetables

If you are in need of a quick and easy meal or side dish, try Roasted Winter Vegetables!

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How do I keep a close eye on the sky?

Observe, delight, and write! Chronicle the weather day by day. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an armchair weather watcher, this notebook is the perfect place to log daily weather. Perfect for those who like to keep an eye on the sky!

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