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Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the winter months when we start planning for the upcoming gardening season. Here are some tips on ordering garden seeds:

Here are tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors.

Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are our best ideas for going native in the garden.

Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-third of North America is either desert or high prairie, where water is in short supply? 

Planning a landscape is an exercise in imagination. You need to think, dream, and ponder. What do you envision? What do you like and dislike?

If you're planning to store produce in a root cellar, here are tips to ensure to ensure that your fruits and vegetables survive storage.

Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, potatoes, and other root vegetables fresh through the winter months.

A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the outside except light. Moisture that condenses on the glass runs down to remoisten the soil. The glass protects the plants from insects and diseases, as well as the dry air...

The Praying Mantids, or mantises, have fascinated humans throughout time. If you're among the curious, read on . . .

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the best known of the 100 or so milkweed species native to North America. The name "common" fits the plant well because when not in bloom, it goes pretty much unnoticed, growing humbly along roadsides, in fields, and in...

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