Measuring veggies, amazing star, okra

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

summer bird

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day
–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Brilliant Vega Overhead

Star Vega Shines Bright Overhead on July Nights
Away from city lights in mid-July, one could see as many as 2,500 naked eye stars. But only one star stands out because it’s the only bright star directly overhead—and that’s Vega. This brilliant blue-white star is a favorite of stargazers and astronomers.
Clean Air Odor-Neutralizing Candle

Eliminates offending odors—doesn’t just mask them! The ingredients are a proprietary blend of essential and botanical oils in a GMO-free soy wax base with an unbleached hemp wick. 

Growing Okra

Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.

Water-saving in the Garden

The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps to keep your garden moist and water wisely.
Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of color on a reflective metallic finish. 

Cash Prizes for Recipes!

Garden Guide Recipe Contest Entry Form
Enter the Butternut Squash Recipe Contest, sponsored by The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide.
Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.

Measuring Veggies for Recipes

Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups
Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will help you convert a vegetable’s weight (in pounds) on the grocery scale to the amount (in cups) that you need for a recipe.
Fluttering Butterfly Wind Chime

Made of durable cast iron that features an aged patina.