Growing lavender, vegetable seedling ID, mosquito repellents

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 3, 2021

fireflies

Now, from the thick grass, the fireflies
begin to rise:
up, then down, then up again:
lit on the ascending flight,
drifting simultaneously to the same height,
exactly like the bubbles in champagne
.
–Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79)

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Lavender
Lavender
Lavender is a bushy, strong-scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean. In warmer regions, its gray to green foliage stays evergreen throughout the year, and the herb thrives in some of the toughest of garden conditions. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest lavender in the garden!
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Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from weeds. Here’s a guide to identifying some of the most common veggies.
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Have an old cat? Top vet says to do this.

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Green Goddess Dressing
Green Goddess Dressing

Our delicious Green Goddess Dressing is an herby, creamy sauce that goes with any salad. Mix it with chicken, tuna, chickpeas, or the protein of your choice.

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Why I Love Cast Iron for Cooking
Why I Love Cast Iron for Cooking
I have five pieces of cast-iron cookware: two frying pans, a flat skillet, a biscuit pan, and a popover pan. I love looking at them and cooking with them. What’s not to love? But for all the newbies, here are some benefits of cast iron cooking.
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Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Discover natural mosquito repellents that work—and also safe. Plus, find out why mosquitoes bite (it’s only the females!), 5 tips to keep mosquitos to a minimum in your yard, and how to quickly and naturally provide relief from mosquito bites and soothe that itch!
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