September SKI Tips
Bring houseplants that were moved outside for summer indoors before night temperatures fall below 55 degrees. Check for insects and disease before bringing indoors.
Plant fall mums according to color and time of bloom. Blossoms usually begin between September 15 and October 10 lasting 6-8 weeks. Give them at least six hours of sun per day.
A human foot and ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, ligaments.
Fruits that need to be refrigerated include apricots, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, cut fruits, figs and grapes.
Constantly scanning for predators, giraffes sleep for just a few minutes at a time, and usually only get about 30 minutes total in a single day.
Plant spring-flowering bulbs in late September or later. Allow 4-6 weeks for root development before the ground freezes.
The September birthstone is the sapphire, which was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Sapphires were thought to encourage divine wisdom and protection. They symbolized purity, truth, trust, and loyalty. Some believed that if they were placed in a jar with a snake, the snake would die.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
Weight gain around this time of year may not be from all the food. Researchers have found that lack of vitamin D reduces fat breakdown and triggers fat storage. So, the lack of sunlight has more to do with the extra gain than all the pumpkin spice lattes.
Clean out garden beds and amend the soil with a fresh 2-inch layer of compost, mulch or other organic matter.
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