Fungus gnats, composting, honey remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 15, 2020

spider-web

The hollow winds begin to blow,  
The clouds look black, the glass is low;  
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,  
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.  

–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Fungus Gnats
Dealing With Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an infestation gets out of hand. Here’s how to identify, get rid of, and prevent fungus gnat infestations in your plants.

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Caring for Perennials

Perennials are easy, extremely reliable, and fun to decorate your garden or landscape with. Here are some tips for planting and caring for your perennials.

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Caring for Perennials
 
How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
Hot and Cold Composting

How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
Composting doesn’t have to be complicated. See how to turn garden waste and kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich goodness—whether it’s “hot” composting or “cold” composting. Our guide will show you how to make beautiful, earthy compost for free – quickly and efficiently.

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Power Wash For Your Insides

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

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Power Wash For Your Insides
 
Curried Apple Squash Soup
Apple Squash Soup

Curried Apple Squash Soup

The tangy combination of tart apples and hot spices elevates squash to first-course holiday status.

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5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
Picking Perfect Pumpkins

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving.

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Peony Foaming Hand Soap

This luxurious and fragrant soap contains shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. The scent includes floral notes of peony and lily of the valley with wisps of apple, amber and peach. The hand soap comes in an attractive, generously-sized bottle.

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Peony Foaming Hand Soap
 
Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Honey Natural Remedies

Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!

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