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Best Apples for Baking...
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
Sweet cherries are the ones most often found in markets. They have a thick, rich, and almost plumb-...
Pears are a delicious treat that can be grown in a wide range of soils. Pear trees are also easy to...
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. They thrive in areas with...
Raspberries are relatively easy to grow and—with proper care—can bear fruit indefinitely! Though...
Ever wish you could have an apple orchard in your backyard? You can—in the space of a single tree—...
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!...
Raspberry Honey Cake...
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
National Watermelon Day...
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
What we commonly refer to as ‘cantaloupe’ is actually not true cantaloupe, rather, a type of...
These sweet, juicy berries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Peaches are a well-known, delicious fruit that can be grown right at home. The trick to growing...
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees. Plum trees are widely...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other...
Grapes, a long season crop, are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely...
Measuring Fruits for...
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
Blackberries are a very easy fruit to grow. However tempting, do not grow plants unless you are...
The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these...
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm...
Simple Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Frozen Berries: How to...
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation, so we will show you how...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe:...
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients—you can learn how to make jam in no time...
Growing Blueberries: A...
If you are thinking of adding a new flowering shrub to your landscape, why not consider a highbush ...
Growing Melons in the...
This is such a hopeful time in my garden. Nothing has gone wrong yet, no bugs have attacked and no ...
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Growing Vegetables in...
Many readers ask how they can grow vegetables and fruit in the shade. A shady spot may not be the...
Fruit Kvass Recipe:...
Fruit kvass is an exceptionally easy-to-make fermented probiotic drink, and you can find a great...
Grab an Apple
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find...
Here are some fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Grow Your Own Avocado...
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Remove the pit from an...
Fall Tasks: Harvest,...
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Strategic Moves: Tips...
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
Antiquity Blooms in My...
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Taste Summer Now with...
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
More Winding Down a...
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
New Plants and a...
A trio of perennial plant “stars” are lighting up my drought-stricken garden this summer. Two...
Fresh Fruit Crisp: My...
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit...
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