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!
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
Watering Chart for Vegetables
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