Bell peppers, 12 uses for mint leaves, dilly beans

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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The vegetable life does not content itself with casting from the flower or the tree a single seed, but it fills the air and earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, if thousands perish, thousands may plant themselves, that hundreds may come up, that tens may live to maturity, that, at least one may replace the parent.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
233rd day of the year


Carrie-Anne Moss (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Ray-Bernice Eames (designer) died on this day in 1988.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Growing Peppers

Bell Peppers
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! 
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How to Start a School Garden
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Dilly Beans Recipe

Dilled Green Beans

The classic dill flavor of these Dilled Green Beans blends wonderfully with the zesty hot peppers and garlic.

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How to Dry Flowers

Best Flowers for Drying | How to Dry Flowers
The heat of the season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray, frigid days of winter. Here are tips on which flowers are best for drying—and how to dry flowers so that they look great, not just old!
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Many Ways to Enjoy Mint

12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—from culinary to medicinal to mouthwash to bug repellent!
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