Aphids, 10 top tomato tips, basil, how to slow cook fast!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 19, 2020

buttercups

Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass
!
–Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

 
Digital Garden Guide
 
Aphids
Get Rid of Aphids

Aphids
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on how to identify and control aphids in the garden.

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Try Neptune’s Harvest
 
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
10 Tips for Tip-Top Tomatoes

10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These tomato growing tips should help you to take care of your most delicious plants.

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Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

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Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy
 
Basil
Growing Basil

Basil
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes—including the beloved homemade pesto! Plant seeds or transplants after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm, and it will yield an abundant harvest within weeks. Keep harvesting the leaves to keep the...

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook
 
How To Slow-Cook Fast
Slow Cook, Not Fast!

How To Slow-Cook Fast
Juggling a lot right now? Getting tired of actively cooking over the stove and seeing dishes and pots stack up in the sink? Try cooking slow, not fast! That’s right. Return to the slow cooker. Throw a few ingredients in the pot, set it, and forget it! Here are our slow cooker recipes including a...

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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels
 
Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.
Tips for a Restful Sleep

Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.
How is your dreamworld? After being quarantined at home for a few weeks, some folks have been reporting “quarantine dreams” and nightmares. What are nightmares, anyway? Let’s check in with our “night life” and 10 tips for a restful night’s sleep.

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Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!

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Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them