Blueberries, canning overview, earwigs, wet basements

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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

summer stars

Bend low again, night of summer stars. 
So near you are, sky of summer stars, 
So near, a long-arm man can pick off stars, 
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl, 
So near you are, summer stars, 
So near, strumming, strumming, 
So lazy and hum-strumming.
 
–Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)

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Blueberries
Blueberries
Plump, juicy blueberries aren’t just delicious. They’re high in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. Fortunately, for very little effort, blueberries are easy to grow—if you have the right soil conditions. See our Blueberry Growing Guide to learn how to how to plant, care...
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Earwigs
Earwigs
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as “pincher bugs,” in the garden.
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Canning for Beginners: What Is Canning?
Canning for Beginners: What Is Canning?
Home canning is experiencing a resurgence of interest. Imagine preserving the taste of vegetables and fruit at their peak to enjoy all-year long. From homemade pickles to tomato sauce and jams, canning captures the best flavors. See our introduction to canning for beginners to what canning is all...
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Prevent Basement Flooding
Prevent Basement Flooding
Spring rain and summer storms are great for the garden, but a wet basement is never a good surprise. Here are some tips to prevent flooding and dampness in your basement.
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