When to harvest!, pollinating squash, ice cream sandwiches, what is "DE"?

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 11, 2019

bee on clover
Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.

–Abba Gould Woolson (1838–1921)

Thursday, July 11, 2019
192nd day of the year


Lisa Rinna (actress) was born on this day in 1963.
Lady Bird Johnson (U.S. First Lady) died on this day in 2007.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
When to Harvest!

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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What is "DE"?

What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Gardeners are often given the advice to sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) around plants to deter pests. Unsurprisingly, we’re often asked, “What is diatomaceous earth, exactly?” Well, here’s your answer…
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Strawberry Recipe Contest

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How to Pollinate Squash

Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions. Often, these squash problems are related to lack of pollinators. Here are the short answers, as well as a video to show you HOW to hand pollinate a squash.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Healing Milkweed

Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful American Monarch butterflies! Discover this surprisingly useful native plant.
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