First day of spring!, planting, forecasts, faster sunsets

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, March 20, 2021

equinox
For glad Spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

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Almanac 2021 Calendars
 
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox

In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What does equinox mean? What happens on the equinox? What determines the first day of spring? Before you try to balance that...
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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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Spring Weather Forecast 2021: Rain or Shine? Frost or Flowers?
Spring Weather Forecast 2021: Rain or Shine? Frost or Flowers?

What weather does Spring 2021 have in store for us? Will it get warmer or cool off? Is rain on the way? Read on for seasonal weather predictions from The Old Farmer’s Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg.
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What's a great organic fertilizer for your veggies?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food is an OMRI-listed granular fertilizer for robust tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, herbs, trees and shrubs! Promotes vigorous plant growth with abundant fruit and vegetable yields!

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Vernal Equinox Oddities
Vernal Equinox Oddities

On the spring equinox, does the Sun rise due east and set due west? Are day and night equal? Bob Berman shares some vernal equinox oddities for the very first day of spring.
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How can I easily get rid of ticks this spring?

The best tick remover is always the one that you have with you the moment you need it! This handy tick remover can be kept on your key chain and comes in a pack of 3 so you can share with family and friends. When you find a disease-spreading tick, you’ll want it out as fast as possible! That is why The Old Farmer’s Store recommends patented tick removers from the Tick Key Company.

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Sunrise & Sunset Calculator
Sunrise & Sunset Calculator

Our sunrise and sunset calculator displays the Sun rise and set times for the U.S. and Canada. The tool will also show you the length of day, when dawn will break, and when darkness will descend.
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How can I learn to cook with fresh, all-natural foods?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook is a collection of more than 120 classic mouthwatering recipes for every season! Make the most of your harvest with easy-to-follow recipes using sustainable produce!

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Planting Calendar
Planting Calendar

The 2021 gardening calendar details your first spring planting dates and final fall planting dates for the U.S. and Canada.
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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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