Harvesting dill, crunchy dill pickles, seeding in hot weather

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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The farmers grind and whet their scythes,
While hay-stacks in the meadows rise:
Green fields and shady groves appear,
And rip’ning harvest crowns the year
.

–The 1793 [Old] Farmer’s Almanac

 
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Dill
Harvesting Dill

Dill
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups and stews or for pickling. Dill weed is easy to grow—here’s how!

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Seed-Starting in Hot Weather
Seeding in Hot Weather

Seed-Starting in Hot Weather
Midsummer, and yikes, is it ever hot! It may be time to start new plants for the fall from seed but conditions are just too hot. What to do? Here are a few tips and tricks.

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What Happens When the Poles Flip?
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Easy Peach Strudel with Phyllo Dough
Easy Peach Strudel

Easy Peach Strudel with Phyllo Dough

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