Gardening Articles

It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries... read more
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t... read more
In some places, gladiolas can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they... read more
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties.  Have you seen those warty... read more
Here are five tips for making your backyard more bird-friendly. It takes more than just hanging a... read more
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers.... read more
We finally got a killing frost in mid-October, almost a month later than usual, giving us a good... read more
Fall is traditionally the time to plant garlic in many regions. Just like onions and other plants... read more
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Once your fall crops are done, plant cover crops to add nutrients back into the soil and give next... read more
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Note that pumpkins do... 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
(Though roses are shrubs, we have categorized them with flowers since most people tend to look for... read more
See our list of deer-resistant plants to keep the hungry herds away from your garden! First, what... read more
Introducing the New Garden-To-Table Experience With The Old Farmer’s Almanac!   June 20 to 26, ... read more
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes... read more
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and... read more
Moles have the potential to ruin your lush-green, meticulously manicured lawn. Chances are, you don... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find... read more
Native plants are a natural choice for a low-maintenance, sustainable landscape.  It may seem... read more
With immense flower heads,hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors... 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 a... 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 long... 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
If you're a beginner vegetable gardener, here are basics on vegetable garden planning: site... read more