Growing tomatoes, fridge pickles, powdery mildew

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 20, 2017

cows in summertime

In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud 'neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer's day
.
–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

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How To Make Refrigerator Pickles
How To Make Refrigerator Pickles

Ready for quick pickles? Making refrigerator pickles is so easy—no special canning equipment needed. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious, crunchy homemade pickles are low in sodium. Here’s the recipe—plus a video demonstration if you need it. 
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Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa
Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa

This peach salsa recipe is a wonderful recipe for peach season—and summertime. Grab some peaches, onions, and tomatoes at the local farmers’ market!

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Our Growing Tomatoes Guide takes you from planting to harvesting! Find out when to plant America’s favorite garden crop, the best way to grow tomatoes, how long it takes a tomato to bear fruit, and what tomatoes need to thrive. We’ll touch on how to transplant, stakes and cages,...
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Powdery Mildew
Powdery Mildew

Wondering about that white fungus on your plant? The fungal disease powdery mildew is a common problem in gardens, infecting a wide variety of plants and reducing the quality and quantity of flowers and fruit.
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Natural Remedies for Arthritis
Natural Remedies for Arthritis

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