Gardening Articles

Here’s The Old Farmer’s Almanac guide to regional U.S. cover crops. ​Or, see our regional Canadian... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
For many years, I have used very dry sand to store my beets and carrots in buckets in the root ... read more
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried... read more
Protect your garden from frost with the different ways through which you can reduce the amount of... read more
Why do autumn leaves change color? What type of trees—and weather—produce the most vivid fall... read more
If you get frost, it’s important to put your garden “to bed.” A thorough fall cleanup means a... read more
See our list of deer-resistant plants to keep the hungry herds away from your garden! First, what... read more
Native plants are a natural choice for a low-maintenance, sustainable landscape.  It may seem... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
What can you do to protect your home if you live in an area prone to fire?  Learn about “... read more
Mom! There’s a bear in the backyard! Californians are beginning to learn why their state flag has... read more
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—has... read more
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in... read more
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is... read more
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to... read more
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year... read more
Blueberries are easy to freeze. Anyone can do it! Whether you grow blueberries, pick them, or find... read more
Add interest to your garden with ideas that repurpose old things and make them new again. Where to... read more
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe... read more
Join the Glorious Gardens Tour With The Old Farmer’s Almanac to discover some of the most... read more
If you're a beginner vegetable gardener, here are basics on vegetable garden planning: site... read more
Here are some fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient... read more
Beet greens, spinach and Swiss chard are lovely, nutritious vegetables that can be tucked into the... read more
When a Country Mouse heads to the city to visit family, he tries to act metropolitan. He obeys... read more
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post... read more
I love attending garden tours and shows. This past summer, I was entranced by a garden called “The... read more
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes... read more
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Remove the pit from an... read more
Midnight. A whomp against the window: a glimpse of wings. Big wings. Birds leave feather-... read more
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that... read more
This year, I had the fortune of visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in England—which is over one... read more
My parents visited Walla Walla, WA, this weekend and stopped by our house on their way home on... read more
Enjoy these delicious recipes—all winners in The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide... read more
Below are garden plans for kitchen gardens (potagers). After you review the examples below, enjoy... read more
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy... read more
Below are garden plans for dry gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more... read more
See samples of garden plans for a backyard or family garden. There's nothing like growing fresh... read more