Equinox facts vs fiction, late summer pasta, harvest guide

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Over! the sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.

–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

 
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The Misunderstood Equinox
Equinox Facts and Fiction

The Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the autumnal equinox? Does the Sun rise due east and set due west for all of us on Earth? Why did the date of the equinox change? How is it related to the Harvest Moon? Bob separates autumnal equinox facts from fiction.

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When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
When to Harvest Guide

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick vegetables and fruit at the peak of flavor. For example, zucchini is harvested when 6 to 8 inches long. Pick early and pick often! See our entire list of common crops and the harvesting criteria for...

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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$16.99
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner
 
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Shrubs to Plant in Fall

Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping with a shrub or two. Discover six shrubs that add those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.

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$9.99
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Hearty Vegetable Pasta
Late Summer Pasta

Hearty Vegetable Pasta

This Hearty Vegetable Pasta is simple and fresh, using vegetables straight from the garden or market—including zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes.

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Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.

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$144.99
Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake
 
How to Freeze Peppers
Freezing Peppers

How to Freeze Peppers
Peppers are the easiest thing in the world to freeze. They need no blanching whatsoever. Wash, dry, cut up, and put flat in freezer bags! See how to freeze peppers so that you can enjoy in stir-fries, soups, and other meals through the winter!

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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
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition