Planting potatoes, Irish soda bread, small kitchen garden

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, March 6, 2021

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So, silently but swift,
Above the wintry drift,
The long days gain and gain,
Until on hill and plain—
Once more, and yet once more,
Returning as before,
We see the bloom of birth
Make young again the earth.

–Nora Perry (1831–96)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Potatoes
Potatoes

Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.
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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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Vegetables for Small Kitchen Gardens
Vegetables for Small Kitchen Gardens

Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grown in smaller spaces and containers. So, keep an eye out for plants bred for small spaces! Here is a short list, including cherry tomatoes, Little Gem lettuce, peppers, eggplant, and more.
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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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Blue Tomato Varieties: Delicious and Extra-Nutritious!
Blue Tomato Varieties: Delicious and Extra-Nutritious!

Tomatoes aren’t just round and red. They’re also blue! Not only are blue tomatoes delicious but also the blue skin means that they have the added benefit of naturally-powerful antioxidants.  Discover 10 delicious varieties of blue tomatoes.
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Where can I find beautiful garden decorations?

The Old Farmer’s Store has a delightful collection of outdoor garden decorations, with everything from thermometer stakes to sundials. Brighten your garden with these gorgeous designs!

 

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What Are the Northern Lights?
What Are the Northern Lights?

Spring is aurora season! The Aurora borealis aka the Northern Lights appear as green curtains of light dancing across the night sky. What exactly are the Northern Lights and how are they formed? Why are they more visible at the equinoxes? Where can you best see nature’s light show? Find out!
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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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Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread

There’s no need to make a deal with a leprechaun. This Irish soda bread recipe turns instead to science—well, baking soda and baking powder—for a lighter, sconelike loaf.

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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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