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From a tabletop herb garden to multifunctional outdoor storage, we’ve sourced the best Amazon Prime Day deals to suit an indoor gardener, balcony gardener and green-fingered expert in equal measure.

Prime Day (13th & 14th October) is a two-day extravaganza of exclusive deals for Prime members (sign up here for a FREE 30-day trial) and there are lots of great deals to take advantage of. Whether you’ll be doing a spot of gardening outdoors this autumn, or you’ll focus on introducing greenery to your indoor space, shop these great Prime Day garden deals now.

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Harvest – White Indoor Garden



Grow up to six fresh herbs and vegetables at a time with this indoor garden which grows in water. No soil is required. 

With energy-efficient LED and a simplified control panel that tells you when to add water and plant food, this countertop garden is great for those small on space. 

It’s also worth knowing that this is the number one best seller in Amazon’s Plant Germination Kits category.


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RHS Gardening Through the Year

In this fully illustrated book, BBC Gardener’s World writer, Ian Spence, tells you month by month what to do in your garden, and exactly how to do it. It’s packed with advice, ideas and step-by-step projects.


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Square Tabletop Fire Bowl Pot with Two-Sided Glass



Enjoy the ambience of real fire without the inconvenience of melting wax, with this tabletop fire bowl, which runs from simple bio ethanol fuel. Sleek and modern with clear high temperature resistant glass, it’s perfect for an outdoor patio or it can be used indoors. 


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Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower

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Ideal for small and mid-sized gardens, this electric lawnmower cuts effortlessly along walls, flower beds and lawn edges. And, weighing just 6.8 kg, it’s easy to steer around obstacles and transport.


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City Outdoor Storage Box – Dark Grey



Outdoor storage is a must-have. We love this one from market leaders Keter because it’s great for smaller sized patios and balconies. Best of all, you can store bits in it and use it as a side table too.


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Modern Wall Planter



Spruce up your walls or your shelf with this indoor planter. The stylish white ceramic planter has a copper plated metal wire framed in a geometric shape. This is perfect for small succulents, air plants, mini cacti and more. 


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Garden String Lights Outdoor



Whether you’re wanting to decorate a patio, balcony or pergola, you just can’t go wrong with festoon lights for some evening ambience. You’ll be pleased to know that these are waterproof, too. 


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TB12 Launches “Performance Meals” in Collaboration with The Good Kitchen

“When it comes to meal planning, our clients often feel as though a tradeoff exists between taste, convenience and nutrition,” said John Burns, CEO of TB12. “Our new line of Performance Meals created in collaboration with The Good Kitchen taste great and are ready to eat in under five minutes, making them an easy way for anyone to get the right fuel that their body needs.” 

TB12’s Performance Meals are high in protein, contain nutrient-rich whole foods with anti-inflammatory properties, and are free of processed ingredients. The meals are inspired by the TB12 lifestyle and nutrition regimen and include a variety of protein and vegetarian options, such as Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables, Roasted Cod with Succotash and Chermoula Sauce, a Shredded Beef and Rice Bowl, and Quinoa and Chickpea Pilaf with Spiced Cauliflower. In addition, each meal is packaged in recyclable packaging in effort to improve sustainability.

“Since launching The Good Kitchen, we have been dedicated to changing the way people think about food and are thrilled to be partnering with TB12 in our joint pursuit of making health and wellness accessible to all,” said Amber Lewis, CEO of The Good Kitchen. “TB12’s Performance Meals are for anyone who’s looking to prioritize their health – together with TB12 we’re giving our customers the power to eat well in order to live better.”

TB12’s Performance Meals ship nationally across the US including Alaska and Hawaii and are priced at $12.99 for subscription meals and $14.76 a la carte. For more information and to order TB12 Performance Meals, visit

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The Good Kitchen has made it easy to heat-and-eat delicious, high quality, prepared meals that can be delivered wherever and whenever you want them. Peace of mind included. We make sure our farmers and producers meet the highest ethical and sustainability standards. From there, we artfully craft all of the ingredients into delicious, chef-driven meals that are as tasty as they are healthy. All you have to do is heat, eat and enjoy. Oh, and think about what you’re going to do with all that extra time. Check in with The Good Kitchen on Facebook ( and

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Susan Collins: Trump didn’t set a ‘good example’ by taking mask off at White House

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMurkowski after Trump halts talks: Congress must move on virus package Susan Collins: Punting coronavirus relief until after election a ‘huge mistake’ Biden leads Trump by 11 points in Maine: survey MORE (R-Maine) said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Biden’s plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Trump lashes out at FDA over vaccine guidelines MORE, who is currently infected with COVID-19, didn’t set a “good example” when he took off his mask outside of the White House earlier this week, shortly after leaving Walter Reed hospital.

“When I saw him on the balcony of the White House, taking off his mask, I couldn’t help but think that he sent the wrong signal, given that he’s infected with COVID-19 and that there are many people in his immediate circle who have the virus,” Collins told The Associated Press. “I did not think that was a good example at all.” 

Collins, who is fighting for her political life as she tries to hold onto her Senate seat, has previously been critical of the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying earlier this year that it had been “extremely uneven” and that he “should have been straightforward” about the seriousness of the disease. 

Trump was spotted taking off his mask on Monday as he posed for photos from the balcony above the South Lawn. After landing in Marine One, Trump walked up the stairs of the South Portico, removed his mask and looked over the balcony.

The president was near an official photographer, and other staffers could be seen behind him. He did not put his mask back on as he turned to walk back into the White House.

Trump went to Walter Reed late Friday afternoon, a move the White House said was done out of an abundance of caution. He spent several days at the hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19 and left on Monday. 

White House physician Sean Conley told reporters on Monday that Trump was healthy enough to leave the hospital, citing his vitals and clinical evaluations. But he acknowledged that the president, who is 74 and overweight and thus at risk for severe complications, was not out of the woods yet. 

Collins, however, added that she was “shocked” Trump was discharged from the hospital so quickly.  

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Overnight Defense: Trump says he’s leaving Walter Reed, ‘feeling really good’ after COVID-19 treatment | White House coronavirus outbreak grows

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Overnight Defense: Trump says he’s leaving Walter Reed, ‘feeling really good’ after COVID-19 treatment | White House coronavirus outbreak grows | Dems expand probe into Pompeo speeches

THE TOPLINE: President Trump is expected to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening after three days of treatment for COVID-19.

Trump, whose oxygen levels dropped as recently as Saturday and who is on several medications following his coronavirus diagnosis, tweeted that he is “feeling really good” and that Americans should not allow COVID-19 to “dominate your life,” downplaying a virus that has killed more than 210,000 people in the country.

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!” Trump tweeted. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Caveats: While Trump urged Americans not to be afraid of the virus, the president has access to medical resources unavailable to most in the country. For example, Trump was given an experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail under a compassionate use agreement that is not available to the public.

There is also the risk Trump could experience a setback while he receives treatment at the White House and have to return to the hospital, something that could be damaging for both his health and his re-election chances. Trump is 74 and overweight, putting him at higher risk for serious coronavirus complications.

What Trump’s doctors say: White House physician Sean Conley told reporters that Trump’s symptoms have continued to improve and that he has met or exceeded all discharge criteria. But he acknowledged that Trump may not yet be “out of the woods,” underscoring the degree of uncertainty surrounding his condition.

“Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all of our evaluations, and most importantly, his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home,” Conley said.

Trump’s doctors had told reporters on Sunday that he could be discharged as early as Monday as they painted a rosy portrait of his condition and recovery while continuing to evade some questions about his treatment and health. At the same time, the doctors also revealed that Trump had a high fever on Friday and experienced two transient drops in his oxygen levels on Friday and Saturday.

According to the medical team, the president is currently on multiple medications, including the antiviral medication remdesivir, the steroid dexamethasone and the Regeneron antibody cocktail.

The president’s doctors said Monday that he would receive his fourth dose of remdesivir at the hospital and his fifth on Tuesday when he is back at the White House. They

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‘Olde Good Things’ Antique Store Opens In Hell’s Kitchen

HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — A rarity amid a dire retail climate in New York City, an expansive new business has arrived in Hell’s Kitchen: Olde Good Things, an antique and architectural salvage store, which opened in the neighborhood on Friday.

The 8,000-square-foot, two-floor space on West 52nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues has room for large reclaimed items, including gates, columns and windows, as well as light fixtures, mirrors and other furniture, the company said in a news release.

The store is also selling reclaimed items from New York landmarks, including the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza Hotel and the Flatiron Building, the store said.

The Hell’s Kitchen location joins two existing Olde Good Things stores on Bowery and the Upper West Side, as well as locations in Los Angeles and Scranton, Pa.

The shops are operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, a Pennsylvania-based Evangelical Christian church which has reportedly poured millions of dollars into the stores.

Proceeds from the shops help fund the church’s charitable work in Haiti, according to the OGT website. Earlier this year, 13 children were killed in a fire in a Haiti orphanage operated by the church, which is now facing allegations of neglect.

Olde Good Things began in the 1990s in a Chelsea flea market before opening its own stores, according to the company website.

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Former Trump doctor: White House has ‘been doing a good job’ protecting the president from Covid

The president announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19 — hours after news broke that Hope Hicks, one of his closest aides, also had tested positive.

Trump’s current White House physician, Sean Conley, said in a memo that the president and the first lady were “both well,” and that Trump would “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”

Jackson, who is now a Republican congressional candidate in Texas and an ardent defender of the president, also suggested Friday that Trump’s positive Covid-19 test was a result of him “leading by example” amid the pandemic.

“The president, he’s led by example. And part of leading by example is he’s had to get out and he’s had to interact with folks,” Jackson said, insisting the White House has “been doing a good job” protecting Trump.

“He’s had to continue being president,” Jackson said. “And he hasn’t been boxed up or, you know, cooped up in the White House and campaigning from, you know, from within White House. And I think that, you know, that’s been necessary.” 

In recent months, Jackson has issued dubious public health advice related to the pandemic that often breaks with the guidance put forth by experts within Trump’s own administration.

Jackson revealed in July that he does not “wear a mask all that often” and called mask-wearing a “personal choice.” Those remarks undermined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, who had mandated that most of his state’s residents wear a mask in public.

The president’s former physician came to public prominence in 2018 when Trump tapped him to become Secretary of Veterans Affairs. But his nomination was derailed by controversy after Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) released allegations that Jackson had overprescribed pills and drank on the job.

The White House eventually withdrew its nomination, even as Trump continued his forceful defense of the doctor, and Jackson later departed the White House medical unit.

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Master Gardener: Good wasps exist and can help your garden | Garden & Landscape

When the eggs hatch, they begin to feed on the tomato hornworm internally. Once mature, the larvae chew their way out of the hornworm, spin a small cocoon and pupate. When the adult wasps emerge from their cocoons, the hornworm dies.

So if you see a tomato hornworm covered in small white cocoons, just leave it because it is hosting a new batch of parasitoids that can help rid your future garden of hornworms in about the most nature-friendly way we have. And I think most gardeners would call that a good thing.

Paper wasps are ones that most of us are probably familiar with, as they build those paper-like umbrella-shaped nests you have probably seen under the eaves of your homes or any number of other places. While they can sting if disturbed, they are mainly out there looking for food for themselves and their young. These wasps can be yellow, black, brown and red, depending on the species, and are usually ¾ to 1 inch in length. Their nests are constructed of chewed up wood and plants mixed with saliva.

New wasp colonies begin in the spring when a female leaves her hibernation site to build a nest. Most nests begin with a solitary female, but others join her to help build the nest and care for their young. The colony usually reaches its maximum size in late summer or early fall with 20 to 75 adults with nests that can vary from 3 inches to 10 inches in diameter. In the fall, the wasps seek mating partners. The males die off, and the females begin looking for a site to overwinter. The cycle begins again in the spring.

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Good Neighbor to remodel, expand kitchen

Knocking down walls, expanding, buying new ovens, microwaves and prep tables are now in the works at the Good Neighbor Settlement House after the non-profit received a grant of $175,000 through the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation that will help with the expansion and improvement of their kitchen.

Hugo Zurita, executive director at the Good Neighbor Settlement House, said the grant was much needed since the kitchen has never been remodeled and does not hold enough space to have prep tables and other applianches such as ovens that would make it easier to serve healthier options to the community.

“We approached them and applied for it because our meal program is the heart of our organization, that’s what we’re known for providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for the community here in Brownsville,” he said.

“Our kitchen is pretty small, is not the biggest and is not suited for us to be able to do bigger meals and cook more, so just having one stove that worked at that time was really difficult for us to be able to feed so many individuals. Our numbers did double through our meal program during the pandemic, so we were really happy that we were really happy that we were able to get those funds.”

Zurita said the plan is to be able to better assist the community with their needs. The remodelation will also include an expansion to the kitchen pantry, allowing the Good Neighbor to take more donations and have them organized for faster access.

“The plan is to be able to better assist our community so we don’t have an oven, so now we are able to purchase ovens to be able to bake stuff and make stuff a little bit healthier,” he said. “We do breakfast, lunch and dinner so there’s times that while we are doing breakfast we have to prepare lunch and when we are doing lunch we have to prepare dinner, we really don’t have the space.”

Zurita added that the settlement house also received support from Valley Day and Night Clinic and raised over $11,000 during Giving Tuesday this year, funds that are being used for the kitchen renovation. Good Neighbor serves approximately 500 residents weekly.

“We are here to help, we don’t ask why you’re getting the services, we’re Good Neighbor so we try to be a good neighbor to the community and that’s what we are and we are here to assist anybody that needs our assistance,” he said.

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Duos Kitchen locations close for good

Indianapolis has lost more restaurants with the closing of a popular healthier restaurant known for its bowls.

Indianapolis restaurants that permanently closed due to the pandemic



Duos Kitchen at 2960 N. Meridian St. as well as locations at Eskenazi Health and City Market closed permanently after lunch on Friday, according to a Facebook posting on the Duos Facebook page.

Duos Kitchen had been operating through carryout and delivery-only during lunch hours since the spring,

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The City Market and Eskenazi Health locations closed early in the pandemic, but the Eskenazi Health shop reopened Aug. 26.

Duos, owned by Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, said it had watched the stream of recent coronavirus-related restaurant closings, hoping to avoid joining.

“But we’ve finally had to face the reality that because of the pandemic and our inept government, staying open is no longer an option,” the posting said.

“We’re devastated. We’re also angry, on our own behalf and for the many more small businesses who aren’t going to survive into a post-pandemic world.”

Duos’ exit is the latest in hard news for the area’s culinary scene.

Broad Ripple’s Seraphim Asian Grill, open only since June, closed Tuesday in hopes of returning next spring. And many restaurants in Indiana reported they don’t expect to continue operating beyond the next six months. 

Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at [email protected] or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter: @cherylvjackson.

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Should You Use Your Good Kitchen Knives to Carve Pumpkins? Here’s What the Experts Say

Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner. And what better way is there to bring in the season than to carve some pumpkins with your loved ones? (Bonus points if you grew them in your garden.) Whether you are a seasoned pumpkin carver or do it just for the family fun, the right tools make all the difference. But should you use your good kitchen knives for carving pumpkins? We checked in with our Test Kitchen and a Vice President of WÜSTHOF, Adam Fischer, to learn more.

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Our Test Kitchen Manager, Breana Killeen, told us that she would definitely use her kitchen knives to carve pumpkins. “We cut squash with our knives, so why not pumpkin?” Killeen adds. Our test kitchen recommends getting your knives sharpened frequently (around twice a year) to keep them in tip-top shape, which would make it less likely to get dull (or stay dull) after carving a pumpkin.

Senior Food Editor, Devon O’Brien, adds that many of her knives are too big for pumpkin carving. “That being said, I always use my paring knife for details and bread knife for taking off the top and bottom,” she says. However, be careful to use sturdier knives when carving a pumpkin. Some thinner knives or serrated knives can break, our Food Features Editor, Carolyn Malcoun, speaks from experience.

Fischer echoed the recommendations of our test kitchen and assured us that you absolutely can carve a pumpkin using a kitchen knife. “Like any task, using the right tool can make the job easier and more fun,” stated Fischer. “That being said, it’s important to be mindful of proper care of your cutlery. A serrated utility knife (like this WÜSTHOF one from Williams Sonoma, $45) will cut beautifully into the pumpkin… but stay away from cutting the pumpkin stem. The stem is much harder and could dull your blade.” He also added that a smaller blade will help you be more precise in your carving, and the serrated edge will help you cut through the thick skin and softer interior flesh of the pumpkin.

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Even though it may be totally fine to use your kitchen knives to crave pumpkins, some may still prefer to have tools specific for the task at hand. Lucky for us, Amazon has this all-purpose pumpkin carving set from Elmchee for only $15.99. With 13 different pieces, you can get as creative and specific with your pumpkins as you like. And don’t forget to save the seeds for delicious recipes like Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seeds and Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Seeds. Happy (early) Halloween to you!

a wooden cutting board: Become a pumpkin-carving pro with these tips and tricks from our experts. Plus, some tools you can snag for less than $20!

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Become a pumpkin-carving pro with these tips and tricks from our experts. Plus, some tools you can snag for less than $20!

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