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
199th day of the year

Vin Diesel (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
George Coe (actor) died on this day in 2015.

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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.

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. 
When Will the Moon Rise?

When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
A common lunar puzzle involves finding when the Moon will rise each night. Folks who enjoy the outdoors and the wonders of nature may wish to commit to memory the words on this handy chart. Knowing when the Moon will rise will help you to enjoy every evening outside!
Silver Mercury Lantern

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

Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy; however, it’s really quite easy if you understand its specific needs. Here are tips from the pros 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.