August SKI Tips
Pick beans, tomatoes, peppers and squash often to encourage further production.
Before you toss or recycle plastic liter soft drink bottles, cut off the top three or four inches. You can use these bottle tops as disposable funnels around the house.
Harvest sweet corn when kernels are plump and ooze a milky juice when punctured with a fingernail. If liquid is watery, it’s too early; if the kernels are doughy, it’s too late.
Khaki pants, or chinos, have been around since at least 1848, when they became widely used in French, English and U.S. armed services. British colonialists stationed in India likely brought the fabric back with them.
Zinc helps to maintain your sense of taste and smell which decline with age. Zinc also bolsters your immune system.
Established lawns can be fertilized beginning in late August if moisture is adequate.
To remove a tick from humans or animals try filling a small pill bottle with ammonia. Uncap and tip on skin (or fur) where tick is. It will immediately back out.
The earliest images and descriptions of roses date back to 5 B.C.
To prevent galvanized watering cans from rusting after use, turn it upside down and store it in a dry place.
Nautical knots, which measure a ship’s speed, originally were determined by using a spool of knotted rope with a weighted end. The knots were spaced about forty-seven feet apart. Sailors uncoiled the rope behind the ship at timed intervals. By counting the number of knots that went overboard, they knew how quickly the ship was traveling.
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