When to harvest, make kombucha, ripening avocados

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

vireo

Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I've come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still

–Theodore Roethke (1908–63)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
198th day of the year


Mark Burnett (television producer) was born on this day in 1960.
Morgan Paull (actor) died on this day in 2012.


 
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Pick at the Peak!

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a grocery shopper, this harvest guide will help you recognize when your summer fruit and vegetables are at the peak of flavor.
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Pruning Hydrangeas

When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune different hydrangea varieties and how to prune hydrangeas. Properly pruning hydrangeas based on your hydrangea’s variety will allow you to have more blooms next year.
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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. 
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How to Make Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can make it yourself? Learn how with our recipe!
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Silver Mercury Lantern

Standing almost 7 inches tall, these battery-powered lanterns feature 10 lights with a 6-hour timer. 
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Ripening Avocados

How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How do you ripen avocados so that they’re just right—not too mushy? Here’s what you need to know about selecting, ripening, cutting, and storing avocados. After all, it’s worth the knowledge to enjoy this super-healthy brain food—and make awesome guacamole!
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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
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Hatching and Storing Eggs

Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Storing, and Hatching Chicken Eggs
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs as part of our Raising Chickens 101 series.
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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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