Equinox facts vs fiction, late summer pasta, harvest guide

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 20, 2018

rose

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

–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Equinox Facts and Fiction

The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the equinox? Are days and nights truly equal? Bob separates autumnal equinox facts from fiction.
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When to Harvest Guide

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a grocery shopper, this harvest guide will help you recognize when your summer fruit and vegetables are at the peak of flavor.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

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
 
Shrubs to Plant in Fall

Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping with a shrub or two.
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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
 
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
 
Freezing Peppers

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
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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