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read 16116 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. Frequent-flier point programs were initially designed for occasional free flights, but evolved into turbo-charged schemes for travelers to earn points quickly.
  2. Weighing ingredients in cooking can make a big difference in recipes, especially in baked goods, where even small variations can impact the final texture and taste.
  3. During winter, composting slows down as decomposition rates decrease, signalling a time for compost piles to rest and wait for the warmer season for active decomposition.
David Lebovitz Newsletter 4363 implied HN points 01 Oct 23
  1. The author missed writing the September newsletter but enjoyed taking a break in Sicily.
  2. In France, 'Non' doesn't mean being rude; it's about valuing personal time like vacation and work-life balance.
  3. When dining in France, tipping is not mandatory as service is included in the price, but leaving a little extra for good service is appreciated.
Adapt : Survive : Prevail 58 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. Any seed can be sown outdoors at the right time, except for Echinacea.
  2. If you prefer to start seeds indoors, ensure a warm, sunny location or use lights and a heat mat.
  3. Sunflowers, summer squash, and winter squash are best directly sown, but can be transplanted with CowPots to minimize root disturbance.
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Shades of Greaves 78 implied HN points 17 May 23
  1. Growing tomatoes yourself can be a fun and rewarding summer hobby.
  2. Starting with cheap tomato seeds in March and gradually investing in pots and other supplies can lead to a bountiful harvest.
  3. Despite the costs and challenges, growing your own tomatoes can bring satisfaction, better-tasting produce, and a way to one-up your bragging neighbors.