Squash bugs, windowsill herb garden, using salt

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity
.

–Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)

Sunday, September 16, 2018
259th day of the year


 
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Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
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Dandelions don’t stand a chance!

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed with Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner! 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.
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$16.99
 
Windowsill Herb Garden

Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year-round. All you need is a sunny windowsill or grow lights. Here are seven herbs that will grow well indoors.
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Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.
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$24.99
 
Worst Hurricanes in History

Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
Hurricane season is now in session—and continues until November 30. This month we spotlight the most severe late–20th-century hurricanes.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.
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$16.95
 
Beefy Lettuce Cups

Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups

If you are looking for something different to break up the monotony of basic ground beef recipes, try these Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.
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$8.99 (Save $6)
 
Six Types of Salt

Six Types of Salt and How to Use Them
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the different types of salts—table salt, kosher salt, and so on. Let’s look at six common salts and their best use.
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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
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$12.95