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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep;
And evening's breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
–P. B. Shelley (1792–1822)
David Evans ("The Edge," guitarist in the band U2) was born on this day in 1961. Patricia Neal (actress) died on this day in 2010.
Salad Leaves in Containers
Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
In this video, see a step-by-step guide on how to grow salads in containers for fresh, young leaves in a matter of weeks. Container gardening is especially useful for small spaces, apartments, patios, and urban gardens!
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how and when to cut your own flowers, as well as how to keep flower bouquets and arrangements longer.
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing hundreds of tiny squash. They quickly grow to gargantuan size if not picked. That’s why Pennsylvanian Tom Roy designated August 8 as National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.
Everyday Advice for Any Day
Robert B. Thomas, founder of this Almanac, recognized that the way to win the favor of readers was to provide them with information that is immediately relevant to their needs and interests. Here are a few of the ways that he did that—and now we do. Any good nuggets here?