Organic gardening, 2021 hurricane forecast, elephant ears

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season's pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethrens' shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda, which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign Queen.

–Edmund Spenser (1522–99)

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Dr JimZ

 
Organic Gardening Basics: How to Start an Organic Garden
Organic Gardening Basics: How to Start an Organic Garden
If you’ve been thinking of ditching the chemicals and going organic, this is the year to do it! There are many good reasons to grow an organic garden, but health tops the list. The food is fresher and more nutritious, plus you want edible crops free from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and...
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2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
On the heels of last year’s record-breaking season, another “above-normal” hurricane season is expected for 2021. Will we reach 30 storms again? (We hope not!) Find out what exactly is predicted for this year’s hurricane season. Plus, see answers to common questions about Earth’s most violent ...
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Elephant Ears
Elephant Ears
The dramatic elephant ear plant, commonly known as taro, is a dramatic tropical foliage plant with magnificent heart-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves. Here’s how to grow elephant ear in your garden!
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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?
Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is one of our best Pulled Pork Sandwiches—and we’ve also included a recipe for BBQ sauce, baked beans and coleslaw.

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Homemade Herbicides: 5 Natural Ways to Weed
Homemade Herbicides: 5 Natural Ways to Weed
After watching my neighbor spray the weeds in his driveway with a cancer-causing herbicide, I thought I should look into some natural “weed killers” to rid your yard of unwanted plants. Here are a few homegrown ways to get rid of competing plants while still keeping people, pets, wildlife, and...
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What's a great organic fertilizer for my veggies?

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