Blueberries, canning overview, earwigs, wet basements

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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)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
212th day of the year


Dean Cain (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Robert A. Taft (politician) died on this day in 1953.


 
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Growing Blueberries

Blueberries
Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these North American natives was to find them in the wild. Then, scientists started to unlock the secrets of cultivating blueberries—and we’re glad they did! Here’s how to grow blueberries in your garden.
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Getting Rid of Earwigs

Earwigs
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or dermaptera, in the garden.
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A Quick Canning Overview

Canning and Preserving Your Harvest
If you are blessed with an overabundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, preserve your harvest for winter. Canning is one time-honored way. Here’s an overview on how to can!
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Wet Basement?

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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