Sneak Zucchini Day, caring for apple trees, celery is good for you!

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 8, 2019

peach

What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.

–Andrew Marvell (1621–78)

 

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Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!

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Zucchini Relish
Zucchini Relish

“This relish is a good way to use up some of that over-abundant zucchini you have in your garden. It can be used with meat loaf, stew, sliced meats, and even hot dogs.

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Apples
Apples

Many gardeners dream of growing their own juicy apples. However, growing fruit takes long-term commitment—from pruning apple trees for good form to pest control—for success. Here’s our expert advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.
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How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
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Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting guide on the benefits of a fall garden, when to plant a fall garden, and the must-grow autumn crops.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

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Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!

Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk as a high-powered health food. Yet, it is!
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