Beneficial insects, cider vinegar, cuke face masks

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, July 22, 2018

summer garden/getty

Summer is a glorious season,
Warm, and bright, and pleasant.
–Denis Florence MacCarthy (1811–82)

Sunday, July 22, 2018
203rd day of the year

Willem Dafoe (actor) was born on this day in 1955.
Dennis Farina (actor) died on this day in 2013.

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Know Your Beneficials

Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these good bugs to your garden.
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Growing Sunflowers

Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Heliotropic, they direct their growth in response to sunlight! Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant, resistant to pests, and beautiful. You can even harvest them for seed. 
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Insect Repellent

This DEET-free, extra-strength bug spray will effectively repel ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, blackflies, yellow flies, chiggers, and other pesky, biting bugs!
Is It an Herb or a Spice?

Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” cupboard?
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Amazing Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink: It's Trending!
Apple cider vinegar might not sound appetizing on its own, but this super healthy food can be delicious in a switchel recipe.
Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner

Remove weeds and their roots in one quick spin! The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
Cucumber Face Masks

DIY Face and Hair Masks: Nourishment From the Kitchen!
For centuries, people have been using fruits, vegetables and other natural products to nourish their skin and hair. Here are four easy DIY recipes: for a cucumber face mask, honey yogurt face mask, banana hair mask, and lip color. All use products straight from your kitchen! 
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