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)

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Jupiter Closest to Earth Today—Best Chance to See Moons Without Telescope
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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Disease & Weed Control

One of the saddest things you can experience as a gardener is to see all of your beautiful plants fall prey to disease or weeds. Jung Seed provides everything needed to keep your garden disease and weed free year round.

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Hot Pepper Problems in the Garden
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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How to Build a Bug Hotel
Make a bug hotel so that your insects can overwinter! Insect hotels give beneficial insects a safe, cozy home to shelter in over winter, so they’ll be right on hand to help fight pests and pollinate crops when the weather warms up next year. In this article (with video), we’ll how you how easy it...
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Watermelons
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. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

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Zucchini Pizza
Zucchini Pizza

Wow, zucchini makes a fantastic pizza crust! Try this healthy, low-carb recipe that uses squash instead of flour dough for a crust.

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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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When the Whippoorwill Calls
When the Whippoorwill Calls
Does the whippoorwill drink 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 called the whippoorwill.
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