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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...
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...
A New Way to Store...
For many years, I have used very dry sand to store my beets and carrots in buckets in the root ...
Getting Potatoes Ready...
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Putting the Garden to...
If you get frost, it’s important to put your garden “to bed.” A thorough fall cleanup means a...
How to Can Tomatoes
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year long...
Plants That Repel...
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? And it’s not just...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. In fact, you...
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...
Best Tomato Recipes
Here are some delicious recipes with tomatoes, especially if you’re flush with fresh tomatoes after...
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...
Where to buy tomatoes: Burpee Gardening Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden vegetable. (Yes, we...
Fall Planting Guide
Here’s a handy fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden...
Lettuce is a cool-season crop that grows well in the spring and in the fall in most regions. ...
Eggplants are short-lived perennial vegetables, but are usually cultivated as annuals. Also known...
How to Build a Raised...
Here is advice on how to build a raised garden bed for your backyard. Raised garden beds are fairly...
Raised Bed Gardens and...
Raised bed gardens, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in...
Brussels Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. It is a good choice for...
Radishes are a hardy, cool-season vegetable that can produce many crops each season due to its...
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3...
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. It is easy to grow and...
Squash and Zucchini
Squash is a seasonal vegetable. It is very susceptible to frost and heat damage, but with proper...
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season...
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that are easy to grow in sandy soil. They are resistant to...
Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. They resist most pests and offer something for everyone:...
Buy exclusive Burpee Onion Seeds and Sets Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You...
Where to buy potatoes: Burpee Gardening This half hardy vegetable is a culinary staple, and yet is...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. It is frost...
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