Perfect compost, equinox oddities, ancient sites

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

autumn apple trees

And now the autumn season waits,
In mellowing forms of fruitage
.
–Stephen Henry Thayer (1839–1919)

 

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6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are six amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.
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The Misunderstood Equinox
The Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the autumnal equinox? Does the Sun rise due east and set due west for all of us on Earth? Why did the date of the equinox change? How is it related to the Harvest Moon? Bob separates autumnal equinox facts from fiction.
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Fall Vegetable Garden Cleanup: 11 Tasks to Do Now
Fall Vegetable Garden Cleanup: 11 Tasks to Do Now
Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the weather gets uncomfortably cold. Tidying up your garden prevents problems later and means less work in the cold springtime.
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The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
If you don’t have a compost pile, fall is great time to start one. Turn dead and dying foliage, weeds, and kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich material that will enrich your soil and nourish your plants for super-healthy growth. Compost is the very best food that you can give to your plants. Here’s...
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