Edamame, ripeness guide, water-bath canning for beginners

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 21, 2020

harvest

O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!
O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!
O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!
A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.

–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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Edamame
Edamame
Originally from East Asia, edamame is relatively new to North American gardens—especially to home gardeners. Here’s how to plant and grow edamame in your garden!
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Sunflower Guide – Growing, Caring, & Varieties

Sunflowers are beautiful and easy to grow. They are perfect for summertime gardening. Our guide provides you everything you need to know for growing and caring for sunflowers including the varieties.

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When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when a vegetable or fruit is ripe and at the peak of flavor? Whether you are harvesting in the garden OR you are picking produce at the market, find out when to pick a pepper—or tomato, cucumber, bean pod, melon, ear of corn, eggplant, pumpkin, and all your common veggies and fruit...
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There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

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Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide
Water-bath canning—also called “boiling water bath”—is the easier method of canning that lets you store homemade jars of jam, pickles, and tomato sauce. By processing jars in boiling water at the end of the recipe, you lock in the fresh flavor for a full year. See our Beginner’s Guide to...
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Gardeners love it so much, we had to print more! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

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Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash
Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash

This recipe for Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash is a terrific way to get vegetables into the most reluctant veggie eaters.

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2021 Calendars

SHIPPING NOW! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watcher’s, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

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Take a Breath! Breathing to Relax.
Take a Breath! Breathing to Relax.
Ready to de-stress? Release tension with this deep breathing technique. It really works! As with fitness, deep breathing exercises can actually promote health and relaxation. Learn more—plus, find two simple breathing exercises. See how it works.
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

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