Planting marigolds, growing vertically, Beekeeping 101

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 8, 2021

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We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.

–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Marigolds
Marigolds
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, bringing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all...
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3 Dangerous Ingredients You're Feeding Your Dog

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

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Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Vertical Gardening: Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Want to grow a garden but lack space? Vertical gardening is about growing upwards instead of outwards. It results in fewer plant problems and it’s easier on your back, too! Whether you have a backyard or patio, learn all about the benefits of vertical gardening, which plants are...
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Get out to the market with delightful tote bags!

Double-sided market totes perfect for all your shopping needs! These tote bags of durable canvas will easily transport all your fresh fruits and veggies!

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Solar Cycle 25: The Sun is Heating Up
Solar Cycle 25: The Sun is Heating Up
Solar Cycle 25 is heating up! Will this new solar cycle be a wild one or a washout? Learn more about predictions regarding the next solar cycle, sunspots, solar flares, and auroras!
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What's trending for 2021 gardens?

Find out in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide! Learn more about staying on top of 2021 gardening trends like sharing your prizewinning vegetables over Instagram and creating gorgeous foliage bouquets!

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Braised Chicken Thighs With Mustard Cream Sauce
Braised Chicken Thighs With Mustard Cream Sauce

This simple yet sensational dish will be on your menu every week!

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Bring the scents of spring and summer inside with Sweet Floral Melody Hand Soap!

The summery scent of Sweet Floral Melody Foaming Hand Soap is sure to brighten your home! Enjoy notes of white flowers and tuberose touched with honey, coconut, and mimosa in this luxurious hand soap!

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Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Thinking of raising honey bees in your backyard? Besides producing delicious local honey and wax, honeybees pollinate garden flowers and plants, given them a big boost. Bees are also quite independent! Learn the basics of beekeeping and whether it’s right for you with our Beekeeping 101 Guide.
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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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