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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 on how to identify and get rid of a skunk in your garden. What Are Skunks? Skunks are...
Here are tips how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your ...
Controlling Pests in...
You don’t need chemicals to get rid of pesky garden pests: Companion planting, natural remedies,...
Squash Vine Borer
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of the squash vine borer. What are...
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...
In, then out, of a...
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
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 this gardening video, we share succession planting tips for making your garden space even more...
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...
La Nada: A Whole Lot of...
Welcome to a whole lot of Nothing, or La Nada, a climate phenomenon that causes relatively normal...
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...
These sweet, juicy berries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Cucumbers are a warm-season vegetable planted outside in the ground no earlier than 2 weeks after...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many...
Aloe Vera has variegated leaves that flow out from its center base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in...
Peaches are a well-known, delicious fruit that can be grown right at home. The trick to growing...
10 Best Sweet Potato...
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
How to Make Pickled...
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees. Plum trees are widely...
Plants that Attract...
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants will attract...
Second Coming: Planting...
Plan a fall garden, especially if you have gaps in your garden after harvesting some of your crops...
Lettuce is a cool-season crop that grows well in the spring and in the fall in most regions. ...
Plant a Tomato Pizza...
Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is back to show you how to grow a tomato pizza...
Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its...
Growing Enough Food to...
Before you start buying seeds or preparing your soil for planting, have you worked out how much...
5 Garden Hacks for Seed...
Find out how to improve seed germination rates, save time and make sowing easier, giving your...
Cilantro: Are You a...
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other...
Eggplants are short-lived perennial vegetables, but are usually cultivated as annuals. Also known...
Grapes, a long season crop, are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely...
Snow Poor Man's...
Each month, we share a reader’s weather question–and answer it! This month, the question is: Why is...
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