March SKI Tips
Make strawberries last longer by placing them, unwashed, in a glass jar with a lid on it. Store in coldest part of the refrigerator and they should keep fresh for up to 3 weeks.
Dandelions are good indicators of rain as they close up when they detect moisture and reopen when the weather dries.
A moonbow is like a solar rainbow, but is created by moonlight (rather than sunlight) when it is refracted through water droplets in the air. Moonbows only happen when the full Moon is fairly low in the sky.
Use a plastic leaf rake when you remove mulch. Metal garden rakes with sharp tongs can rip tender foliage from emerging plants.
Leprechauns are the bankers and cobblers of the fairy world. Leprechauns are known for their money, and there's apparently a lot of it in the cobbling business. Since they spend most of their time alone, the tiny green men pour all their energy into crafting shoes. They're said to always have a hammer and shoe in hand.
The Eiffel Tower was ascended for the first time on March 31, 1889. Gustave Eiffel himself led a group of government officials and members of the press to the top. The journey had to be made by foot as the elevators were not in operation yet and took over an hour to reach the top.
There are number of vegetables that you can start seeding indoors (or in a greenhouse) in March, including brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, squash and perennial herbs (all under cover), chili and sweet peppers and celery. If you have a greenhouse, you can also start sowing cucumbers, gherkins and tomato seeds.
It’s a good time to prune houseplants that might have grown leggy over the winter. Pruning will also encourage new, more compact growth.
One serving of hazelnuts has almost a third of your daily dose of Vitamin E, which boosts immunity.
Yawning helps cool your brain, which in turn improves alertness and performance, according to research from University of Vienna in Austria.
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