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Welcome to the Plant Growing Guide library from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Click on a garden plant name or plant image to be taken to useful information about how to plant, grow, and harvest it.
You’ll find hundreds of individual guides to common vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, shrubs, and houseplants. All advice is written for the home gardener by the gardening editors at The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
In each Plant Growing Guide, we’ve identified hardiness zones, sun exposure, soil type, soil pH, pests and problems, harvesting tips, recommended varieties, and additional features. You’ll also find recipes, frequently asked questions, and a dose of wit & wisdom.
If you’re a vegetable gardener, see our Vegetable Planting Calendar to find out when to plant what—based on your area’s spring and fall frost dates.