Aloe vera care, 10 summer salads, how to thin crops

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 10, 2021

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In June 'tis good to lie beneath a tree 
While the blithe season comforts every sense, 
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart, 
Brimming it o'er with sweetness unawares.   

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

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2022 Almanac

 
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants...
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An Easy Guide To Fertilizing Blueberry Plants

Fertilizing is one of the requirements your blueberry plant needs to produce delicious fruit. Read Jung Seed Company’s top tips for fertilizing your blueberry bushes.

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Thinning & Cutworms
Thinning & Cutworms
In late spring, thinning crops is one of the most important aspects of gardening. Each and every plant needs to have plenty of room to grow. While you’re thinning, look out for the cutworm! Here’s how to thin veggies—with my before and after photos!
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Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, read on! Probiotics add good bacteria to your stomach; however, they may only help temporarily. Most Americans have more bad bacteria than good. There is one food that feeds good bacteria and takes over bad bacteria, click here to find out this one food.

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What Are Sundogs? Rainbows Beside the Sun!
What Are Sundogs? Rainbows Beside the Sun!
Ever seen a rainbow-colored patch of light on the side of the Sun? This is called a “sundog” (or “sun dog”). Discover this optical phenomenon, how sundogs form, and even how they predict the weather!
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Dazzling garden stakes available now!
Fun and fancy combine with functional to create these special garden stakes! Treat yourself to a lovely addition to your dream garden! 
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10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.
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Your 2022 Country Calendar is now available for pre-sale!

This charming calendar features eye-catching, full-color photographs depicting the joys of country living, including breathtaking landscapes and farm animals (the beautiful cow on the cover is just the beginning!). Pre-order now!

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Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here are six smart practices to cut down on allergic reactions.
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Handy gardening tools with lovely designs!

These garden trowels and transplanters feature wide, large blades that hold large amounts of soil and extra-strong designs that won’t bend, even in the toughest soil type. Plus, they have bright designs to keep your garden cheery!

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