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The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. It is a good choice for...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. They resist most pests and offer something for everyone:...
Raspberries are relatively easy to grow and—with proper care—can bear fruit indefinitely! Though...
Something between a vine and a shrub, wisteria blooms vigorously in spring with showy, cascading...
Lily flowers are valued for their large, very showy, often fragrant flowers. The 6 plain or...
Garden Guide Recipe...
Enjoy winning recipes from past Almanac Garden Guide recipe contests! 2015 Potato Recipe Contest ...
Ever wish you could have an apple orchard in your backyard? You can—in the space of a single tree—...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Long live the tulip! We can buy tulip bulbs in virtually all colors, including a purple so deep...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors...
In cold climates of North America, dahlias are known as tuberous-rooted tender perennials, grown...
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!...
Fall Garden: Planting...
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden vegetable. (Yes, we technically eat the fruit of the tomato...
Here are tips for identifying deer damage and keeping deer out of your garden. While deer may...
Azaleas: Meet The Royal...
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3...
History of Pickling and...
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and garden ...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage...
Mexican Bean Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Mexican bean beetles. What Are Mexican Bean...
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...
Saffron is An Exotic...
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Raspberry Honey Cake...
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
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...
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
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...
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