Time for thyme, 5 speedy crops, pesto

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 28, 2017

summer day

In the grey summer garden I shall find you
With day-break and the morning hills behind you.
There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;
And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings
.

–Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

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5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables for a harvest in just a few short weeks! Not only will growing a few edibles at home reduce trips to the grocery store, but also you’ll also enjoy better-tasting, fresher food—and the tonic of the plants and the outdoors!  (Note: Full article...
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Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 

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Thyme
Thyme
Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us! There are both fragrant ornamental types as well as culinary thyme varieties which add a savory note to summer soups, grilled meats, and vegetables. Here’s how to plant and grow thyme.
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The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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Succession Gardening Chart
Succession Gardening Chart
If you’ve harvested one vegetable (example, radishes), you’ll want to plant a new crop in that space! The Successive Gardening Chart lists your last planting dates for second-season (or third-season) crops. To calculate the best time to plant your next vegetable...
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Animal-shaped microwave heating pads that double as a gentle ice packs. Provide natural hot and cold comfort! Microwave for moist heat therapy to relax stiff muscles and improve circulation and flexibility. 

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Basil Pesto
Basil Pesto

Serve pesto on fresh pasta, spread on a halved baguette and broiled, or as a pizza topping.

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Honey Health Benefits
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Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—mostly minor, but sometimes painful and always inconvenient—are common occurrences in most households. What to do? Some people reach for the honey!
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