Best chance to see Jupiter this year!, growing watermelon, zucchini pizza

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 10, 2019

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There through the long, long summer hours, 
The golden light should lie, 
And thick young herbs and groups of flowers 
Stand in their beauty by

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Monday, June 10, 2019
161st day of the year


Jim Shea (Olympic gold medalist, Men's Skeleton) was born on this day in 1968.
Gordie Howe (hockey player) died on this day in 2016.


 
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Jupiter's Opposition Today!

Jupiter Closest to Earth Today—Best Chance to See Moons Without Telescope
Jupiter is at its closest to Earth today! This is your best chance of the year to see the biggest planet in our solar system at its very brightest. Even a set of 10x binoculars will be enough to see Jupiter’s four brightest Moons—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. No telescope needed. 
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Hot Pepper Problems

Hot Pepper Problems in the Garden
Peppers rarely have serious issues in the vegetable garden. However, this year, we had some pepper growing problems. I thought I’d share our experiences so that you may also benefit if your peppers have problems! 
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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.
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Build a Bug Hotel
Not all insects should be considered pests. Some insects are crucial to the success of fruits and vegetables.
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Growing Watermelon

Watermelons
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season.
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Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza

When you’re faced with a glut of zucchini, turn to this healthy and delicious recipe that uses squash instead of dough for a crust.

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These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
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Ever Hear the Whippoorwill?

When the Whippoorwill Calls
Does the whippoorwill suck goat’s milk? Does it foretell death, marriage, or woe? Can your aching back be cured by its call? Few birds have spun such a crazed web of mythology and myth-information. At the heart of this confusion and misdirection is a medium-size bird, aka goatsucker.
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