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Recent satellite data shows that clouds have been retreating toward the poles, and that they’re...
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds! Learn all about the beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird and how to...
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Raspberry Honey Cake...
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
Saffron is An Exotic...
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
How to Water Vegetables...
Did you know that how and when you water your vegetable plants affect the taste of your fruit and...
Plants with Dark Foliage
It is easy to add depth to your flower garden by using plants with dark colored leaves. Burgundy...
Grilling and Roasting
Get tips on how to grill better—plus recipes for the grill.
Canning and Pickling
Learn how to can and pickle your fruits and vegetables!
Best Days Planting...
What to plant now? When to plant what? When to harvest? Check your Best Days Planting Calendar.
Garden Pests and...
Problems in the garden? Plant pests, diseases, or critters? Help is on the way! See our garden...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of moles in the garden or yard. What Are Moles? Moles...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
Mulch to Control Weeds...
Learn how to use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist during hot months. Use Mulch to Reduce...
National Watermelon Day...
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
Tips for Preserving...
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it. It’s easy and inexpensive...
Gardening by the Moon...
Use the August 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Tomato and Strawberry...
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent the fungal plant disease white mold. What Is...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent mosaic viruses on a variety of plants. What...
Mice can be quite frustrating when they munch on your plants and on your pantry snacks. Find out...
Plants That Repel...
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? And it’s not just...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care...
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
Here are tips how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your ...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of a skunk in your garden. What Are Skunks? Skunks are...
Squash Vine Borer
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of the squash vine borer. What are...
Controlling Pests in...
You don’t need chemicals to get rid of pesky garden pests: Companion planting, natural remedies,...
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...
Watering Wisely in the...
Let’s explore some smart ways to save water in the garden. An inch of water a week, is that too...
How to Make a Self-...
When the weather gets very hot or you’re going on vacation, how do you keep up with the watering? ...
Fall Vegetable Garden...
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
In, then out, of a...
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
In this gardening video, we share succession planting tips for making your garden space even more...
La Nada: A Whole Lot of...
Welcome to a whole lot of Nothing, or La Nada, a climate phenomenon that causes relatively normal...
Weeds as Indicator...
Weeds can be great indicator plants and tell you about your garden. Before you pull out the pesky...
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...
What we commonly refer to as ‘cantaloupe’ is actually not true cantaloupe, rather, a type of...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
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