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As August, so February.

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    Sprinkle powdered charcoal around your house, patio, or garden to keep ants away.

    After bloom, divide lilies, irises, and poppies. Replant using compost and bonemeal.

    Sow a second crop of beans now for late-summer eating.

    If you suffer from an unsettled mind, avoid newspapers and newscasts for a time.

    Rub raw garlic on an insect bite to relieve the sting or itch.

    What can you expect of a pig but a grunt?

    If it rains on St. Anne's Day, it will rain for a month and a week.

    Fresh grass clippings make excellent garden mulch. (Don't bunch clippings too heavily around young plants, as the grass can burn tender stalks.)

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