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HAPPY FLAG DAY
Saturday June 14, 2014!

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

 

Don't Forget That Special Dad On Your Father's Day List June, 15th! Find That Perfect Father's Day Gift At Grangetto's!

 

Victory Gardens Today?

In the U.S., during World War I, we called them "War Gardens." They became "Victory Gardens" in World War II. And they saved this country and others from severe food shortages. It has been estimated that, in WWII, home and community gardens produced more than one-third of all vegetables grown in the United States and provided about 70 percent of the vegetables eaten by Americans at home.... Read More


Father's Day!

Get ready, get set, it's almost Father's Day. Fathers work hard all year long. Today is dad's day to relax and have fun. And don't forget, grandfathers are dads too!

Now...let's take it up a notch. If your Dad is a patio barbeque Daddy-o, plant a big patio container or two with a few veggies that he can cook up on the grill later this year: peppers, tomatoes, onions, and maybe some cilantro or basil.
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June Is The Time To:

1. Continue to plant melons
2. Plant tropical and subtropical plants
3. Plant bougainvilleas
4. Plant perennial morning glories
5. Purchase fuchsias
6. Continue to purchase epiphyllums
7. Plant seeds of heat-loving annuals
8. Use bedding plants for quick color
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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The word "solstice" is from Latin meaning "sun stands still" (sol=sun, sistit=stands). Since all days are the same length (24 hours), what this means is that on this day we have the longest time between sunrise and sunset and the shortest time between the sunset and sunrise.....
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When To Harvest Your Vegetables

One of the most common mistakes made by beginning vegetable gardeners is harvesting the crop at the wrong time. Since ripeness varies according to planting time, the weather in any given year, the variety of the particular vegetable planted, and many other things, one can't just say, "Harvest this vegetable on July 21st." So we've gotten together a general guide for harvesting many commonly-grown vegetables.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Wash strawberries under cool running water. Remove caps and set aside to drain. Rinse spinach and drain. Slice strawberries into halves or quarters. Combine strawberries, spinach, diced avocado and red onion in a large bowl.In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, olive oil, vinegar and sesame seeds. Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss....
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