Terrific tomato tips, freezing berries, dill

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 22, 2017

forest in summer

Then flash the wings returning summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls
.

–Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)

 

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Dill
Harvesting Dill

Dill
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups and stews or for pickling. Dill weed is easy to grow—here’s how!

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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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$7.95
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids
 
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Terrific Tomato Tips

10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These tomato growing tips should help you to take care of your most delicious plants.

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Almanac Slanted Kitchen Basket

Here’s a new slant on basket design that works well for people with limited counter space. Stack potatoes and onions high for maximum storage, but enjoy easy access. Many fill the Slanted Basket with fancy gourds for a seasonal display. Others use it to hold hand towels. 

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$39.95
Almanac Slanted Kitchen Basket
 
Weather Wit, Worst Ways to Start a Book, and More
Weather Wit and Humor

Weather Wit, Worst Ways to Start a Book, and More
Sometimes, kids say the wisest things. Here are some of their thoughts on weather, plus a few of the worst ways to start a book and a bit of 19th-century nonsense.

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Lemon Basil Serveware Bowl | SAVE 14%

Beautiful melamine serveware that’s as stylish and substantial as porcelain—but much easier to care for. Matching bowls, platters, and utensils available. 

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$23.97
Lemon Basil Serveware Bowl | SAVE 14%
 
What Is Air Made Of?
What's Really in Your Air?

What Is Air Made Of?
The air you breathe is made up of lots of other things besides oxygen! So, what is air made of?  Let’s find out with Bob Berman, who always adds a breath of fresh air to any topic.

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Farm Boy Pail Set | SAVE 24%

Jack and Jill raced up the hill for these decorative pails! Use this pail set for holding floral arrangements or as accent decorations.

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$37.95
Farm Boy Pail Set | SAVE 24%
 
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Freezing Blueberries

Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Blueberries are great for freezing. Next time you have more blueberries than you can eat—whether you found a great deal at the supermarket, grow berries, or went blueberry picking—try freezing them! Here’s how to freeze blueberries the right way!

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Almanac Harvest Pickler Kit

Take the worry out of the pickling process by making “quickles” instead. Turn your harvest into a gourmet side dish or scrumptious any-time-of-day snack that is ready within hours instead of months. The Harvest Pickler Kit gives you step-by-step instructions and all of the spices necessary to turn your bounty into a crowd-pleaser that will have your family and friends begging for more!

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$21.97
Almanac Harvest Pickler Kit