Gardening Articles

Here are some fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in... read more
Beet greens, spinach and Swiss chard are lovely, nutritious vegetables that can be tucked into the... read more
When a Country Mouse heads to the city to visit family, he tries to act metropolitan. He obeys... read more
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post... read more
I love attending garden tours and shows. This past summer, I was entranced by a garden called “The... read more
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes... read more
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Remove the pit from an... read more
Midnight. A whomp against the window: a glimpse of wings. Big wings. Birds leave feather-traces... read more
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that... read more
This year, I had the fortune of visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in England—which is over one... read more
My parents visited Walla Walla, WA, this weekend and stopped by our house on their way home on... read more
Enjoy these delicious recipes—all winners in The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide... read more
Below are garden plans for kitchen gardens (potagers). After you review the examples below, enjoy... read more
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds... read more
Below are garden plans for dry gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more... read more
See samples of garden plans for a backyard or family garden. There's nothing like growing fresh... read more
See samples of garden plans for a small garden. Garden planning for a small-space garden is... read more
Get inspired with these garden plans for vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Nothing beats having great... read more
Just because it’s winter, you don’t have to give up on your garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-... read more
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or... read more
The first Thanksgiving dinner really did include pumpkin pie.  Pilgrim cooks hollowed out small... read more
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October.  Sometimes, I have to swat them... read more
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage.  I... read more
Ever walked the winding path of a labyrinth? My mother-in-law has created a beautiful outdoor... read more
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season... read more
When Greg Grant, then a Texas A&M University Extension agent, told me about bottle trees and... read more
 Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and garden ... read more
Skunks are handsome, skunks have style—the nobility of that roly-poly, ambling gait! Long live the... read more
Thinning crops is one of the most important aspects of gardening. Each and every plant needs to... read more
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows.  I’ve... read more
I’m at constant war with the critters that assault my gardens all year long.  Even in winter, deer... read more
Have you always wanted to have grapes in your backyard? Or, do you have an old grapevine that has... read more
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses.  If... read more
It’s time to start dreaming of a garden. You whip out your seed packets and cheerfully gaze at the... read more
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring?  Did the ones you planted... read more
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of imported cabbageworm. What are ... read more
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013.  Wrong!  Two veteran seed companies have sprung a... read more
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ... read more