February is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.
Start onions from seed now. They’ll be ready for setting out in April. Also, it’s a good time to start parsley indoors.
Prune fruit trees, berry plants and grapevines.
The use of garlic is mentioned in early Sanskrit 5,000 years ago. Garlic was buried along side King Tut and was eaten by Roman athletes and Egyptian pyramid builders.
When organic material used for mulch has been composted improperly, it may sour, becoming toxic to bedding plants and newly planted shrubs.
Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy in 1897. It was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair as "Fairy Floss."
One inch of rain on an acre of ground, amounts to 27.154 gallons of water.
Move houseplants to brighter windows but don’t place in drafty places or against cold windowpanes.
One of the earliest known vacuum cleaners was so large that it had to be hauled from house to house via a horse-drawn carriage.
When Baron de Coubertin designed the Olympic flag in the early 1900s, he was very intentional with his creation. At least one of the colors on the Olympic flag appears on the flags of every nation that competed in the games at the time.
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