Gardening Articles

Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore...

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Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always interplanted this... read more
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,... read more
Discover a new kind of garden tour, the 2016 Garden-to-Table Experience! Not only will you explore... read more
If you are in need of some flowering companions to get you through the cold days of winter, look... read more
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,... read more
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is... read more
I had the great fortune to participate in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Tour in June, 2015 and... read more
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t... read more
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes... read more
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and... read more
Moles have the potential to ruin your lush-green, meticulously manicured lawn. Chances are, you don... read more
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
Native plants are a natural choice for a low-maintenance, sustainable landscape.  It may seem... read more
With immense flower heads,hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors... read more
What can you do to protect your home if you live in an area prone to fire?  Learn about “... read more
Mom! There’s a bear in the backyard! Californians are beginning to learn why their state flag has a... read more
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—has... read more
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in... read more
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is... read more
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to... read more
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year long... read more
Blueberries are easy to freeze. Anyone can do it! Whether you grow blueberries, pick them, or find... read more
Add interest to your garden with ideas that repurpose old things and make them new again. Where to... read more
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe... read more
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