More hurricanes expected, herb lore, houseplant tips

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 25, 2017

bee on clover

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon
!  
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

 

 

Rain Falls, Power Fails, Cummins Works

 
5 Ways to Control Potato Blight
Potato Blight

5 Ways to Control Potato Blight
Potato blight first shows itself as brownish-black spots on leaves, but before long the potato foliage can completely collapse and the potatoes themselves will rot.

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Cilantro (Coriander)
Growing Coriander and Cilantro

Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow cilantro (and coriander) in your garden.

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Houseplant Care Guide
Great Houseplant Tips

Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to providing the correct amount of light, we’ll make sure your indoor plants not only stay alive, but thrive!

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Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
Herb Folkore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…

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