Weed without chemicals, save seeds, Mercury retrograde ends

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 19, 2018

toad

The sun is set; the swallows are asleep;
The bats are flitting fast in the gray air;
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,
And evening's breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream
.
–Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

Sunday, August 19, 2018
231st day of the year


Lee Ann Womack (country musician) was born on this day in 1966.
Tony Scott (director) died on this day in 2012.


 
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Weed Without Chemicals

Keep Weeds Under Control (Without Weed Killers)
Dealing with weeds in the garden? Their often persistent nature can make for a truly frustrating experience. In this short video, we share our top tactics for keeping weeds under control in your vegetable garden—without resorting to chemical killers.
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Saving Seeds

How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide
Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-saving guide for beginners.
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Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2019 for the U.S. and Canada.
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
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Mercury Retrograde Ends

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2019
Mercury enters retrograde motion on October 31, 2019! (That’s right—Halloween!) Find out what that means for you and see when Mercury will be in retrograde motion for the rest of 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of Mercury Retrograde and how it may influence your life.
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For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
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Strawberry Hand Pies

These old-school strawberry hand pies are so easy. The pies may be baked in the oven or cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. 

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