Time for thyme, 5 speedy crops, pesto

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)

Friday, July 28, 2017
209th day of the year

Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero) was born on this day in 1958.
Eileen Brennan (actress) died on this day in 2013.


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Quickly-Maturing Plants

5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
There are plenty of vegetables that go from sowing to harvest in very little time at all.
Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

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

Thyme is a small perennial shrub with lots of branches and light purple to pink flowers. Here’s how to grow thyme in your own garden.
Almanac Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! Easy-to-use and safe tick removal tool that attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength anodized aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
Planting Second Crops

Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To calculate the best time to plant your second (or, third!) vegetable crop, look at the first expected frost dates in the chart and choose the date that comes closest.
Cozy Heating Pads | On Sale

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. 
Basil Pesto!

Basil Pesto

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

Honey for Health

Honey Health Benefits
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!
Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.