Rain gardens, zucchini bread, it's the humidity, ripening avocados

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 28, 2020

forest-pool

Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool.

–William Canton (1845–1926)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Club
 
What Are Rain Gardens?

Create a Rain Garden: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the torrent of rain water that falls on your paved areas and roof. As a bonus, many plants suited to a rain garden are natives, which attract local pollinators. Learn more about rain gardens—plus, find two rain garden plants lists and designs featuring plants for...
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Growing Lettuce in Containers

Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to grow salad greens in containers for fresh, young leaves in a matter of weeks. Lettuce is a great crop through fall, and container gardening works anywhere—especially small spaces! See our article with three simple steps, accompanied with a...
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What is the Humidity?

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
In most of the Northern Hemisphere, July is the hottest month. But when folks grumble about feeling uncomfortable, they often say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” That’s so true. Look up to the skies to know it’s going to be humid! Here’s how.
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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Though there are many zucchini bread recipes around, this one might just be our favorite—easy, fast, and freezes well. 

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2021 Moon Calendar

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This fascinating calendar features striking scenes of the Moon in the landscape, accompanied by fun facts and lore about Earth’s natural satellite. Added bonus: best days for fishing and other activities based on the Moon.

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How to Ripen Avocados

How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How do you ripen avocados so that they’re just right—not too mushy? Here’s what you need to know about selecting, ripening, cutting, and storing avocados. After all, it’s worth the knowledge to enjoy this super-healthy brain food—and make awesome guacamole!
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