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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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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.
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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Thanksgiving dinners filled with the fragrance of sage-dusted turkey and dressing may be an American tradition, so it may surprise you to know that the sage plant, Salvia officinalis, is native to the Mediterranean.
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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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I remember a sign hanging behind the desk of a former head of the Purdue Department of Entomology. The painted slate sign included a picture of a ladybug with the words "Don't Bug Me."
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Many houseplants thrive during the long, bright summer days, especially when properly moved outdoors. But these plants may have some trouble adjusting back to indoor conditions when colder weather strikes.

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