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June 27, 2019 National Onion Day, Thomas Say, William Williams, William Guilfoyle, Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling, Practical Botany for Gardeners by Geoff Hodge, Make a Garden Map, and Brevities

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Today is the very first National Onion Day. It was founded by the National Onion Association, which represents almost 500 growers from across the United States. The association celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. Onions are a member of the bulb family. There are twenty-seven different types of onion. They all grow underground, and they’re one of the easiest vegetables to grow. There’s an old saying that says that the thicker the onion skin, the colder the winter will be.       Brevities #OTD It was on this day in 1787 that the naturalist Thomas Say was born. Say was born to a Quaker family and was a relative...

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