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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Cornfields bow the head,
Sheltered in round valley depths,
On low hills outspread.
Early leaves drop loitering down
Weightless on the breeze,
First fruits of the year's decay
From the withering trees.
–Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–94)
Radishes Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing season. Plus, radishes can be harvested as soon as three weeks after planting! Here’s our full guide on how to grow radishes in your garden.
Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help you deal with drought conditions in your vegetable garden.
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going to store them? Not everyone has access to a root cellar. Here are other ways to store your harvest!
Hot News About This Summer
July 2018 may have been the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, as several locations in the Northern Hemisphere recorded their hottest temperatures ever. Similarly, temperatures during the Southern Hemisphere winter were unusually mild this year. Let’s take a look at some of the heat records...