Snow in July?, beet green salad, self-watering pots
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 12, 2018
Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
–Abba Gould Woolson (1838–1921)
How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot or you’re going on vacation, how do you keep up with the watering? In this short video, we provide easy-to-follow instructions showing how to make your own self-watering containers to keep your plants watered even during the hottest period of the year.
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.
How to Choose the Best Kitchen Knives to Buy
What’s your best knife? Whether you’re slicing through a tomato, a potato, or a T-bone, good knives are the most important tool in the kitchen. A good knife will last through the next generation with proper care. See our tips on choosing a great knife.