Beneficial insects, cider vinegar, cuke face masks

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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


 
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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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Get 3 FREE GIFTS with every pre-order! 
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Growing Sunflowers

Sunflowers
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant, resistant to pests, and simply beautiful. You can even harvest their edible seeds. Here’s how to grow them in your garden!
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All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
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$9.97
 
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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The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
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Amazing Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of something called switchel out to the field during haying season. Mom’s recipe for the homemade beverage was simple: apple cider vinegar sweetened with maple syrup (both made on the farm), diluted with cold spring water. Here’s the recipe.
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Dandelions don’t stand a chance!

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed with Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner! 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.
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$16.99
 
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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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Includes a free hole for hanging up in your outhouse! String not included.
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