Solstice tomorrow, tomato cages, pancake topping

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 20, 2018


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 this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.


Summer's in Full Bloom

Get your lawn and garden looking great with hard work and Agri Supply. With over 27,000 products, we’ve got what you need to get your yard looking pristine. Visit online or call to order, 1-800-345-0169
Cutworm Problems

Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cutworms.
Bee Rain Gauge

A metal bee accent adorns the hand-painted stake. Features a durable acrylic rain gauge for easy viewing.
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?
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Summer Begins Tomorrow!

Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
In 2020, the June solstice—the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere—occurs this year on Saturday, June 20. Here’s all you need to learn about the summer solstice—longest day of the year!
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. 
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.

Bee Brand Tote

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