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While I wait for my garden to mature, I support my local farmers market and road side stands. I have always been grateful for farmers markets. They have given me fresh produce when I didn't have the time and space to plant my own garden. During my youth, the farmers market was a source of in…

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In 2019, the Harvest Moon rises on the night of Friday the 13th! But what is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!

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Welcome to the Sky Watch for September 2019. Jupiter and Saturn can be found in the sky at nightfall and stay out until late night. Here are highlights of the night sky!

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Labor Day falls on September 2, 2019—and this year is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?

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The Autumnal Equinox is upon us! Keep en eye out for some interesting autumn asterisms and stars this month. Here’s more viewing information and our complimentary, printable September Sky Map to help you navigate easily. 

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Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters?” A number of Native Americans always inter-planted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant a three sisters garden.

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Cully Colantino, age 13, tells me that his two favorite times of the year are Christmas and the potato harvest. Yes, you heard it! Digging up potatoes! The annual potato harvest days have been a longtime tradition for this modern family—getting back to earth, if you will.

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When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. If you are not planting this perennial spring flower, you are missing an early season of delight. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!

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Hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2019. Here’s this year’s hurricane forecast, with the expected number of storms and predicted probability of storms making landfall. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!

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Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving has been around since the cave man! Perceptions of facial hair like beards and mustaches have fallen in and out of fashion over the centuries, just as they do today.

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If you are someone who enjoys cooking, basil is probably one of your favorite herbs. It is an ancient herb which is known for its great flavor and its health benefits. The herb, which is bushy and green, grows in warm climates. Basil leaves have anti-oxidants along with essential oils. This …

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Pine nuts are delicious and crunchy and come from pine trees. Pine trees are large, up to 75 feet tall with an umbrella like shape. The flowers, called pinecones, release the seeds once they are matured. The nuts are brown on the outside with a white seed inside. Pine nuts are a very healthy…

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Saffron is one of the most expensive of the spices. This is because it is exotic, even though it is grown worldwide. The plant which grows saffron is a lavender color which flowers only from October to November. The saffron grows in the center. It will grow only in cool climates with a lot o…