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The 2017 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Home and Garden

Cooking With Wild, Edible Cattails

Where there is a water source, you’ll likely find cattails growing. Learn all the ways to prepare the many edible parts of this plant.

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Selecting The Most Flavorful Persimmon Fruit

We take the guesswork out of selecting, storing, and eating these exotic beauties so that you get the maximum flavor from your purchase.

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6 Must-Read Tips for Planting Bulbs in the Fall

Planting bulbs now is a great idea for spring flowers later. But check out our valuable tips before you start digging.

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How To Stop Being A Mosquito Magnet!

Do mosquitos seem to love you? Find out what you should do and eat to keep these pesky pests away from you.

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20 Plants You Can Eat In The Wild

Here’s a list of the 20 most common wild edible plants in North America.

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Turn An Old Wool Sweater Into Cozy Winter Mittens!

Transform an unused wool garment into a perfect pair of mittens with these easy DIY instructions.

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Tips For Storing Potatoes, Onions, and Garlic

Check out our useful tips on how to store these vegetables for best flavor.

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Is It Ripe Yet? How to Tell When to Harvest Common Fruits

Sometimes it’s easy to tell when a fruit is ripe (a tomato turns red), but other times it ‘s tougher (watermelon). Here are helpful harvesting hints for 6 common fruits.

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