Dill pickling, powdery mildew, growing celery, moonrise

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

buttercups in field

Beyond me in the fields the Sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still
–Archibald Lampman (1861–99)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Dill Pickling

How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess vegetables for the winter—or just make a tasty snack for the summer! Use this simple dill pickle recipe to make easy and delicious homemade pickles.


Professional-Grade Gas and Cordless

Whether you’re looking for the inherent power of a 2-stroke gasoline product or the convenience of cordless, ECHO has you covered. Each has its own applications and is backed by outstanding warranties. The pros count on ECHO, so you should, too.

Toll House Pie

Toll House Pie

This Toll House Pie recipe is an easy one that everyone loves. It tastes like a giant chocolate chip cookie. Go all the way and serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

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.

When Will the Moon Rise?

When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
What is tonight’s moonrise time? Find out how to calculate when the Moon will rise tonight. Also, why is the new Moon invisible and why can we sometimes see the Moon during the day? Find out the answers to these questions.
Silver Mercury Lantern

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

Growing Celery

Homegrown celery is more flavorful than typical store-bought types. This cool-weather crop requires 16 weeks of cool weather to come to harvest. Here’s our advice on sowing, growing, and harvesting celery.
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.

Best Edible Flowers

Best Edible Flowers for Growing and Eating
Add flowers to your food! Many gardeners forget that flowers not only are beautiful, but also can be raised to eat. Here are the best edible flowers based on firsthand experience in the garden and kitchen.
Bee Brand Tote

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