Growing cucumbers, coriander vs. cilantro, mint chiller

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 11, 2019


The Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cowparsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts
–Louis MacNeice (1907–63)

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Growing Cucumbers

An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. Of course, these prolific veggies are perfect for pickling!


Looking for American-Made Gifts?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 64 melodies, and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-made gift.

Garden Slugs

Garden Slugs
There are many natural ways to get rid of slugs. And let’s be honest. Slugs have to be the one of the most disgusting things you will encounter in your garden.


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like A Powerwash For Your Insides"

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, all these issues can be addressed by doing one simple thing.

What's the Difference?

Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow cilantro (and coriander) in your garden.
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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Mint Chiller Drink

Mint Lemonade

Doesn’t Mint Lemonade sound divine? This is our new summer drink recipe (even when it’s not quite summer). 

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DIY Pressed Flowers

How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is not only a fun activity, but also pressed flowers make beautiful works of art. They also capture memories of a favorite flower or moment in time.  We’ll show you how to press flowers in five easy steps.
Garden Stakes

Choose from stakes that spin with the wind, give the temperature, or add color and height to a flower bed!