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Seedlings Suddenly Withering? Tips For Preventing Damping Off Disease

Seedlings Suddenly Withering? Tips For Preventing Damping Off Disease

It’s called damping off and it’s every gardener’s nightmare! What’s the invisible force killing your seedlings? We explain what’s going on, and how to prevent it from happening again.

Learn more about damping off disease »
Recycling: How Much Do You Really Know? Test Your Knowledge

Recycling: How Much Do You Really Know? Test Your Knowledge

Recycling has numerous positive benefits for people and the environment. It reduces landfill waste, creates jobs, saves money, and conserves natural resources. Take this quiz and see how much you know about recycling!

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Stop Throwing Away So Much Food!

Stop Throwing Away So Much Food!

Fact: 130 billion pounds of food is tossed each year in the U.S. alone. But with a few minor tweaks to the way we eat, shop, and think, we can stop food waste. These 12 smart and easy hacks can help!

Learn how to prevent food waste »

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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