Switchel, what thrives in shade, fix top 10 tomato problems

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Now summer is in flower and nature's hum 
Is never silent r'ound her sultry bloom 
Insects as small as dust are never done 
Wi' glittering dance and reeling in the sun 
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee 
Are never weary of their melody
.
–John Clare (1793–1864) 

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Switchel Recipe (Haymaker's Punch)
Switchel Recipe (Haymaker's Punch)

Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It was how colonial farmers quenched their thirst out in the hot, sunbaked fields—which is enough of an endorsement for me!
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Troubleshooting Top 10 Tomato Problems

What is wrong with my tomatoes? What are common tomato diseases? Why are the leaves on my tomato plants dying? In the article (with video demo), we discuss the top 10 tomato problems—how to prevent issues now and also how to fix issues affecting tomato plants.
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Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade
Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade

Many gardeners complain that they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those are devoured by slugs. Embrace the shade!
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13 Common Garden Weeds
13 Common Garden Weeds

No one likes to talk about weeds, but some plants compete with your garden for nutrients, water, and light, as well as harbor diseases and pests. Here are 13 of the most common weeds found in gardens and lawns—with weed identification pictures and tips on how to manage their growth.
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