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
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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10 Tricks for Growing Tons of Tomatoes!
10 Tricks for Growing Tons of Tomatoes!
We can never get enough garden tomatoes—or tips—on growing the ultimate backyard crop! While tomatoes aren’t necessarily hard to grow, some knowledge is required in order to avoid common pitfalls. Toward that end, here are our top 10 tricks for growing tons of trouble-free tomatoes, including a few...
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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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Weather Wit, Worst Ways to Start a Book, and More
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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What Is Air Made Of?
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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Frozen Berries: How to Freeze 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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