Plants Articles

I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try... read more
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens.... read more
Our “Planting by the Moon’s Phase” gardening calendar is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition... read more
  Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct and even easier to maintain. Here is advice on... read more
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs... read more
Garden-raised beds, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in... read more
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. They thrive in areas with... read more
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees. Plum trees are widely... read more
Pears are a delicious treat that can be grown in a wide range of soils. Pear trees are also easy to... read more
Peaches are a well-known, delicious fruit that can be grown right at home. The trick to growing... read more
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic herb that grows in the cooler weather of spring and ... read more
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring... read more
Chard is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm temperatures. It can be... read more
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. It is a good choice for... read more
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to... read more
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. It is easy to grow and... read more
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce beautiful colors of pink or lilac... read more
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many... read more
African Violets are small, easy to grow houseplants with clusters are small flowers over fuzzy... read more
Ponytail Palms are a great, long-lived indoor plant. (Despite it’s name and palm-like appearance,... read more
Wandering Jews (Tradescantias) are valued for their stripes of white, green, silver, and purple... read more
Jasmine is known for its intensely fragrant blossoms that flower all year to brighten your home.... read more
Peace Lilies are very common houseplants because they are easy to grow. They can grow up to 16... read more
Jade plants can grow to a height of 24 inches when indoors. They have a shrub-like form with thick... read more
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18... read more
Aloe Vera has variegated leaves that flow out from its center base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in... read more
Holiday plants are traditional gifts that can be enjoyed long after the Christmas season is over.... read more
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful... read more
 Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some... read more
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. It is frost... read more
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of... read more
Here's a fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden. Our... read more
Sweet cherries are the ones most often found in markets. They have a thick, rich, and almost plumb-... read more
Blackberries are a very easy fruit to grow. However tempting, do not grow plants unless you are... read more
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other... read more
Turnips are biennials usually grown as annuals. Although turnips are more of a staple in European... read more
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the... read more
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season... read more
Eggplants are short-lived perennial vegetables, but are usually cultivated as annuals. Also known... read more
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3... read more