Yarrow, veggies in high heat, saving money

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 23, 2018


Great is the sun, and wide he goes 
Through empty heaven with repose; 
And in the blue and glowing days 
More thick than rain he showers his rays

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Monday, July 23, 2018
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Growing Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows. Here’s how to grow yarrow in your garden!
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Best Vegetables to Grow in Heat

Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—got me thinking. Which vegetables thrive in exceptionally hot weather? Keep these plants in mind.
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!

Pasta With Greens and Feta

Pasta With Greens and Feta

Pasta and greens make a marvelous combination—plus, a tasty and nutritious change of pace from the usual tomato sauce.

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Saving Money

Simple Ways to Save Money (That You Might Not Have Considered)
Budgets are tight for many of us. If you’ve squeezed and squeezed and squeezed yours again, maybe these few tips can help you squeeze some more—and have a little creative fun along the way.
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.

Which Knife for the Job?

Which Knife to Use, How to Sharpen Knives, and Safe Cutting Techniques
If you’ve ever wondered what different types of kitchen knives are for—and how to know which knife to use for what task—you’ve come to the right place!  Read on for answers plus tips on how to sharpen your knives and cut food safely.
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