Perennial care, pressure canning 101, self-watering pots

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Through all the long midsummer day,
The meadow-sides are sweet with hay.

–John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Almanac Gardening Club
Caring for Perennials

Caring for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers return year after year, bringing color to the garden. Once established, they require little maintenance. Here are tips on perennial plant care through the year. 


Keep Deer from Eating Garden Plants

Don’t let deer munch on your yard and garden plants. A natural deer repellent can keep deer away from your plants. Just set out Deer Ban capsules on the ground around the plants you want to protect. There’s no messy spraying, mixing or measuring.

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Self-Watering Plant Pots

How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot, how do you keep up with the watering? Make it easier on yourself and your plants! See our article (with video) on how to make a self-watering container in six steps. 


Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re planning to, or are already taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, then read this immediately! Most Americans have more bad bacteria than good bacteria, which can cause weight gain, junk food cravings, and even an extended belly. There is one food that feeds good bacteria and makes them take over bad bacteria, so click here to find out this one food.

Pressure Canning 101

Pressure Canning: Beginner's Guide and Recipes
Welcome to our Pressure Canning Guide for Beginners! When you preserve your harvest or farmers’ market haul through canning, you maintain the flavor of garden-fresh food at its peak—to store and savor all-year long. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to use a ...


IRA/401K ALERT: Secret IRS Loophole Will Change Your Life

Government insiders have been warning us that another financial collapse is imminent. Are you ready to lose 50% or more of your IRA or 401(k)? There is a simple and legal IRS loophole that can protect your IRA/401(k) without spending a penny. Learn how to protect your retirement savings with this FREE Guide

Beet Chips Recipe

Beet Chips

Move over potato chips—beet chips have you, well, beat! These easy-to-make vegetable chips are as beautiful as they are nutritious.

2021 Engagement Calendar


This popular week-at-a-glance desk calendar, now in its 26th year of production, provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Each day offers wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore. Each month’s opener features a month-at-a-glance planning calendar, full Moon name, fun facts and quotes, and more!

While supplies last.

Sunburn? Natural Remedies

Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief & Treatment
Here are 20 remedies for sunburn relief and treatment. If you have a minor sunburn (where the skin is red or sore, but not blistered or broken), try one of these sunburn remedies to help soothe your pain. Get rid of sunburn fast!
2021 Moon Calendar


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.