Blackberries, vacation, pickling tips

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 4, 2017

corn harvest

August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne
.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

 

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Blackberries
Picking Blackberries

Blackberries
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy berry to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get ready for an abundant harvest, picking every couple of days! Here’s how to grow and harvest blackberries in your backyard.

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Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.

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$49.95
Almanac Garden Hod
 
Full Moon for August 2020
Full Moon Monday!

Full Moon for August 2020
August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full Moon got such a peculiar name!

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Rustic Sunflower Garden Stake

This large stake stands just under 3 feet tall and the bloom measures about 9 inches across! It combines the charm of weathered metal with hand-painted vibrant colors. It’ll give a bed of purple coneflower a big pop of contrast and color.

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$21.99
Rustic Sunflower Garden Stake
 
How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide
Pickling Time!

How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide
Mmmm… Ready to make homemade pickles? Just follow our step-by-step pickling guide for beginners, and you’ll be on your way. Pickling is a great way to store extra vegetables, but pickling isn’t just for cucumbers. You can pickle peppers, onions, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, peaches—lots of...

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Vacation: A State of Mind
Vacation During Harvesttime?

Vacation: A State of Mind
If you’ve ever tended a big food garden in a region that gets frost—the kind of garden that you hope will feed your household all year long—you know the alternate reality that late summer brings.

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Horse Wooden Night Light

Fantastic detail and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this three-sided light. Casts a warm glow, too.

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$16.95
Horse Wooden Night Light