Harvesting potatoes, squash bugs, why leaves change color

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

green and gold

Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow
.
–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

September 17—Constitution Day

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
260th day of the year


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Harvesting Potatoes

Potatoes
Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade potato recipes.
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Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
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Walk or Run in the Rain?

Should You Walk or Run in the Rain?
It’s storm season. You finish dinner at a restaurant and it’s suddenly pouring.  You gaze at your car parked not so far away.  Is it better to walk or run in the rain?
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Why do Leaves Change Color?

Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green color? Also, the main reason for color change is not weather, but light, or actually the lack of it. Learn more.
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Baking Doughnuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Doughnuts

The sugar ‘n’ spice doughnuts will fill your kitchen with the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg and everything nice.

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