Solstice tomorrow, tomato cages, pancake topping

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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)

 

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How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
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.
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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

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Cutworms
Cutworms

Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants. Here’s how to identify, prevent, and get rid of cutworms in your 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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Nearing the End of Solar Cycle 24
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

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer
Summer Solstice 2021: The First Day of Summer

In 2021, the June solstice occurs on Sunday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s everything you need to know about the summer solstice—the longest day of the year!
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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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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Compote
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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