Sneak zucchini day, pickle beans, cut flowers

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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)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Salad Leaves in Containers

Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to grow salad greens in containers for fresh, young leaves in a matter of weeks. Lettuce is a great crop through fall, and container gardening works anywhere—especially small spaces! See our article with three simple steps, accompanied with a...
Fruit Fly Traps

Shop for fruit fly traps at the lowest prices anywhere! Huge selection, too!

Cutting Flowers

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up flowers from the market. These are easy tricks to extend the lives of your flower bouquets or cut flower arrangements. In the garden, remember that cutting encourages more blooms for...
Advice from a Solar Eclipse T-Shirt

Available in 5 colors for both men and women.

Pickled Green Beans

Pickled Green Beans

Preserve your green beans for months to come with our pickled green bean recipe!

Vertical Planters

Choose from an enormous selection of vertical planters and self-water containers for growing plants on your balcony or patio. 

National Zucchini Day!

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’...
Flower Arranging Supplies

Find everything you’ll need to make your own floral arrangements. Supplies include: floral foam, moss, picks, wraps, vase fillers, and much more.

Advice Then and Now

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?
Pickling Supplies

Everything you’ll need to enjoy summer’s bounty all year long.