Gardening Articles

Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads... read more
It’s easy to tell if certain fruits, vegetables and herbs are ready for harvest; others require a... read more
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball... read more
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients.... read more
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer... read more
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac.... read more
If you started vegetable plants indoors from seeds, here is advice on transplanting your seedlings... read more
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the... read more
Here are tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors. Team up with a... read more
Planting native species is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are... read more
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-... read more
Planning a landscape is an exercise in imagination. You need to think, dream, and ponder. What do... read more
If you're planning to store produce in a root cellar, here are tips to ensure to ensure that your... read more
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,... read more
A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the... read more
The Praying Mantids, or mantises, have fascinated humans throughout time. If you're among the... read more
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the best known of the 100 or so milkweed species native to... read more
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their... read more
Who hasn’t marveled at the aerial abilities of dragonflies as they glide effortlessly over... read more
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common... read more
Have you ever wanted a window box blooming with color in front of your kitchen window? Boxes can be... read more
Herbs are great companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, and they are great companions in... read more
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously... read more
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape.... read more
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page... read more
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac... read more
See our how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guess-work out of planting... read more
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they... read more
Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Turn the soil over to a depth... read more
See our how to grow fall-planted (spring-flowering) bulbs with our handy chart.  Fall-planted bulbs... read more
It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to ensure success in a garden. Plants have to grow... read more
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types... read more
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of... read more
An accurate soil test will indicate your soil’s pH level will specify the amount of lime or sulfur... read more
Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost. (If you're a farmer or... read more
Below is a chart showing Canada frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (... read more
For centuries, gardeners have been fascinated with the beauty and aerobatics of hummingbirds. This... read more
When planting window boxes, choosing plants that match your sun exposure is the key to success. The... read more
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our... read more
List of Plants That Attract Butterflies It's obvious: Butterflies and flowers were made for each... read more