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Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden


Grow Your Own Food With Our Step-by-Step Series

A very warm welcome to our new “Learn to Garden” hub! If you want to grow your own fruit and vegetables, you’ve reached the right place!

Here, all in one place, is our FREE online series of step-by-step guides! Think of it as a “Gardening 101” masterclass with your trusted Almanac gardening experts as your teachers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been helping millions of gardeners grow their own food since 1792. We are passionate gardeners and we’re on a mission to bring “gardening for everyone!” This is why the entire series is free to anyone who is ready to discover the joys of gardening!

Our “Learn to Garden” guides will walk you through all the important steps of starting a garden, including understanding your gardening space, planning out garden beds, choosing the right vegetables to grow, keeping plants healthy and pest-free, and storing your hard-earned harvest.

As we have designed this series to be a step-by-step guide, we do recommend reading through the guides in the order that they are presented; you’ll see optional videos and related articles along your journey if you wish to “dig” deeper.

It’s easy to garden when you know how. We’re here to inspire you every step of the way and show you just how satisfying it can be to grow your own delicious and nutritious crops! So, let’s get started!

Getting Started

The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden

7 Things to Consider When Starting a New Garden

What gardening tools do you really need? Our short list!

Planning For a Garden

Tips for Improving Your Garden's Soil Quality

List of seed catalogs for flowers, bulbs, vegetables, fruit, & more

Free Layouts for Raised Beds, Square-Foot Gardens & More

Try Growing These Easy Veggies Yourself!

Which Type of Garden Is Right For Your Space?

Planting a Garden

Preparing Seedlings for Transplant by Hardening Them Off

How to Direct-Sow Seeds Outdoors

How and When to Transplant Outdoors to The Garden

All About How to Start Vegetable Seeds Inside

Plant Growing and Care

12 Natural Ways to Control Weeds in the Garden

Identifying and Controlling Common Lawn and Garden Weeds

Learn All About Using Fertilizer in the Garden

Learn How to Mulch Your Garden in Fall, Winter, and Spring

Harvesting and Storing Vegetables

Ripeness Guide for Picking Vegetable and Fruit at Their Peak

How to Properly Store Home-Grown Fruit and Vegetables

Which Type of Root Cellar is Right for You?

End of Season Gardening

How to Winterize and Protect Your Garden

Prepare Your Veggie Garden for the Seasons Ahead!

Protect your garden from frosts, pests, & more

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