Time for tomatoes, attracting native bees, is weather lore true?

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Among the changing months, May stands confest
The sweetest, and in fairest colours dressed!
Soft as the breeze that fans the smiling field;
Sweet as the breath that opening roses yield
–James Thomson (1700–48)


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
134th day of the year

David Byrne (musician) was born on this day in 1952.
"Grumpy Cat" (feline celebrity with a grumpy expression) died on this day in 2019.

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Tomato Time!

Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes!


Try Neptune’s Harvest

“Tomato & Veg” AND “Rose & Flowering” Fertilizers are made from organic ingredients including Fish, Seaweed, Molasses, Yucca and Humate. All things expert growers like to use. Greatly increases yield and quality of all plants. (800) 259-4769 www.neptunesharvest.com
Native Bees Rule!

Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are most vital to our flowers and food. See how to bring these docile bees to your garden.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain. These foods can “rewire” your brain and cause you to crave fat, sugars, and carbs, even when your stomach is full – and worst of all, they could be the reason why you are gaining weight.
Is Weather Lore True?

The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! 
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!
What is the Flower Moon?

Full Moon for May 2020
Learn about the full Moon for May 2020. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the best time to see the full Moon? Here are Moon facts and folklore from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
Another Use for Rhubarb?

Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using nothing but rhubarb and water.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!