Croton care, pressed flowers, garlic harvest, peach salsa

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 23, 2020

bedtime

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

 

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Croton
Growing Crotons

Croton
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet, orange, and yellow splotches. Here’s how to care for a croton in your home or garden.

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How to Press Flowers

How to Press Flowers and Leaves
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Garlic
Harvesting Garlic

Garlic
Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking rose” is also good in the garden as an insect repellent and has been used for centuries as a home remedy. Unlike many crops, garlic is usually planted in autumn—and then harvested in midsummer.

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Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa
Peach Salsa Recipe

Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa

This peach salsa recipe is a wonderful recipe for peach season—and summertime. Grab some peaches, onions, and tomatoes at the local farmers’ market!

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