Ripeness guide, growing figs, eclipse safety

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 18, 2017

marguerites

Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still
.
–Archibald Lampman (1861–99)

 

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When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
Ripeness Guide

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick vegetables and fruit at the peak of flavor. For example, zucchini is harvested when 6 to 8 inches long. Pick early and pick often! See our entire list of common crops and the harvesting criteria for...
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How to Safely Watch a Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipse Eye Safety

How to Safely Watch a Total Solar Eclipse
You can seriously damage your eyes by watching a solar eclipse without proper protection (NOT sunglasses!). Here is information on how to watch an eclipse safely and what kind of eye protection you need—from eclipse glasses to welder’s googles.
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Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
Best Strawberries to Grow

Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
If you love strawberries as much as I do, why not try growing some of these luscious berries yourself? The hardest part is deciding what kind of strawberries to grow.
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Figs
Yes, You Can Grow Figs!

Figs
Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates, but can also be grown in more temperate regions with a bit of extra care. Here’s how to grow a fig tree in your garden!
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Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why Onions Make Us Teary

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous?  Enjoy these onion facts—and some folklore.
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