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Grapes, a long season crop, are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely...
Raised Bed Gardens and...
Raised bed gardens, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in...
Vegetable Gardening for...
Here’s our quick guide for the beginner vegetable gardener. Whether you’re a beginner or an old...
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to help plan your above and below ground crops. Many of our...
Build Cheap and...
Here are tips on how to build cheap raised garden beds with cedar or concrete and how to plant in ...
How to Build a Raised...
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
Snow Poor Man's...
Each month, we share a reader’s weather question–and answer it! This month, the question is: Why is...
Companion Planting With...
Learn about companion planting with herbs. For example, the classic example is basil grows well...
How Many Plants Do You...
How many flowers or plants do you need for your garden bed or space? Avoid the nursery and find out...
Companion Planting in...
How much do you know about companion planting? It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to...
Measuring Fruits for...
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
How To Make...
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles. Learning how to pickle cucumbers is much easier than you...
Brussels Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
The praying mantis is a beneficial insect that preys on bothersome insects. Explore praying mantis...
The Old Farmer's...
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that...
How to Prune Hydrangea...
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn how to prune...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
African violets are small, easy to grow houseplants with clusters are small flowers over fuzzy...
Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning. The...
Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how...
Purslane Weed: Benefits...
Purslane, or portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Veronica , also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of...
Radishes are a hardy, cool-season vegetable that can produce many crops each season due to its...
Yarrow is a hardy perennial with showy flower heads composed of many tiny, tightly-packed flowers....
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. It is...
Peace Lilies are very common houseplants because they are easy to grow. They can grow up to 16...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic herb that grows in the cooler weather of spring and ...
Cosmos are annuals, grown for their showy flowers. The flowerheads may be bowl– or open cup–shaped...
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. It is easy to grow and...
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. These plants with their...
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular...
Petunias are one of the most popular flowers, often grown as annuals. They are tender perennials in...
The cheerful shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy...
Blackberries are a very easy fruit to grow. However tempting, do not grow plants unless you are...
Plants that Attract...
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level...
It’s easy to tell if certain fruits, vegetables, and herbs are ready for harvest; others require a...
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern–like foliage. Its flower...
The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these...
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