Gorgeous gladiolus, zucchini season!, Perseids are here, blossom-end rot

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 5, 2019

tomatoes

I couldn't have waited. By the time you return 
it would have rotted on the vine. 
So I cut the first tomato into eighths, 
salted the pieces in the dusk. 

–Lucia Perillo (1958–2016)

 

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Gladiolus
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Blossom-End Rot
Blossom-End Rot
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other garden plants.
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Perseid Meteor Shower 2021
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The Perseid Meteor Shower are the most popular meteor shower of the year. With 50 meteors per hour during summer evenings, what could be better? The meteors peak from August 11 to 13, 2021. And what’s even more exciting this year is that there’s no full Moon or moonlight so dark...
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16 Favorite Zucchini Recipes
16 Favorite Zucchini Recipes
How do you use up zucchini, that flavorful summer squash? Oh, there are so many ways to enjoy this versatile vegetable at its peak that go beyond zucchini bread. See recipes for zucchini pizza, zucchini relish, fried zucchini, zoodles, zucchini pancakes—OK, we’ll stop there. We hope you enjoy our ...
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