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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...

Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their colonies grow at steady and predictable rates, so their age can be estimated with a great degree of accuracy. Some lichens found in the Arctic are thought to be over 5,000 years old.


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