Solstice tomorrow, tomato cages, pancake topping

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

buttercup

The daisies are nodding o'er bending grass,
With bright eyes greeting me as I pass;
As offering sweets from a billowy knoll,
The buttercup lifteth its golden bowl;
The feathery clouds float airily by,
Flecking with silver the blue of the sky.

–Emily Thornton Charles (1845–95)

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
171st day of the year


Nicole Kidman (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Jack Kilby (the man who pioneered the development of the microchip and helped to create the first hand-held calculator) died on this day in 2005.


 
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DIY Tomato Cages

How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In order for proper tomato plant care, it is important to stake tomatoes, provide plant supports like tomato cages, and carefully prune tomatoes. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.
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Cutworm Problems

Cutworms
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cutworms in the garden.
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Bee Rain Gauge

A metal bee accent adorns the hand-painted stake. Features a durable acrylic rain gauge for easy viewing.
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Solar Cycle 24 Nearing End

Nearing the End of Solar Cycle 24
Solar Cycle 24 is approaching its end, which will mean the beginning of Solar Cycle 25. What does that mean for Earth’s weather—and for us?
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Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner

Remove weeds and their roots in one quick spin! The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
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Summer Begins Tomorrow!

Summer Solstice 2019: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June 20 and June 22, depending on the year and time zone. See the time and date of the Summer Solstice 2019, as well as solstice facts and FAQs.
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
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Perfect for Pancakes

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Compote

There are some flavors that are meant to go together, like cinnamon and apples. And we love caramel apples.

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Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.
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