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Preparing Your Garden...
A thorough fall cleanup means a healthy, vibrant spring, so check out our tips for preparing your...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Note that pumpkins do...
Winter Squash (and...
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
Planting Garlic in the...
Fall is traditionally the time to plant garlic in many regions. Just like onions and other plants...
How to Ripen Green...
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
Celery: Bland and...
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood...
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready...
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
How to Harvest and...
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
How to Grow Your Own...
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
Best Tomato Recipes
Here are some delicious recipes with fresh tomatoes, from our best salsa to tomato sauce to fried...
On Christmas day, my family and I opt out of making the traditional dinner and prefer to order...
Best Zucchini Recipes:...
Enjoy easy zucchini recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini brownies! Have fun finding new ways to...
How to Can Tomatoes
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year long...
Buy exclusive Burpee Onion Seeds and Sets Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. In fact, you...
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that are easy to grow in sandy soil. They are resistant to...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You...
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. It is a good choice for...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. They resist most pests and offer something for everyone:...
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!...
Fall Garden: Planting...
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
Where to buy tomatoes: Burpee Gardening Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden vegetable. (Yes, we...
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3...
History of Pickling and...
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and garden ...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage...
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
Tomato and Strawberry...
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Plants That Repel...
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? And it’s not just...
Squash Vine Borer
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of the squash vine borer. What are...
Pole and bush beans (more commonly called green beans) are a tender vegetable and a great addition...
Peas are a cool-season crop, now coming in three separate varieties to suit your garden and cooking...
Fall Vegetable Garden...
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
In, then out, of a...
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to...
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. It can be difficult to grow; it only likes...
This super-cold-hardy vegetable is a tender crop that can be planted in very early spring as well...
Cucumbers are a warm-season vegetable planted outside in the ground no earlier than 2 weeks after...
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