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A visit to Washington, D.C., is always an experience. I mean, with the Capitol building, the White House, the monuments, the museums, the Mall, the traffic, and people from all corners of the world, the seat of the U.S. government is one happenin' place.
Purdue Extension's Beginning Farmer program will host its Central Regional Workshop Dec. 14 in Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with sessions focusing on helping growers adopt practices that promote sustainability, personal health and job satisfaction.
HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.
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Q. Can tomato plants absorb water through their leaves on humid days? Also on cool and hot days, how often do you need to water with our heavy clay soil? - C.W., Crown Point, Ind.
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Song lyrics cover topics of all kinds. There are songs about emotions, people, events, inanimate objects, plants and animals. Amongst animals immortalized in song are insects.
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The 2017 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is now available for purchase or free download from Purdue Extension's The Education Store. The guide is an annual summary of state-specific information on vegetable varieties, fertility, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease management.
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Thanksgiving is the first of three days of celebration associated with what has become known as the holiday season in the U.S. Apparently, Thanksgiving began with a little get-together at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. It was a three-day feast involving Native Americans and Pilgrims that was purported to be in celebration of a good harvest.

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