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How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
Eating With the Seasons
Eating with the seasons just makes sense. It’s the most delicious and healthiest way to live. Here’...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
10 Healthiest Vegetables and Fruit to Grow in Your Garden
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
Hidden Vegetable Recipes
Here are a few delicious baked goods that happen to include vegetables. We’ll bet that any of you...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
Farmers' Market Recipes
Got a farmers’ market near you? Or, a place with good, fresh food? Check out this trio of “farmers...
How to Grill Vegetables
This guide to grilling vegetables gives vegetable preparation and grilling time instructions for...
Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups
Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques you can...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Companion Planting Chart: Companion Plants for Vegetables
Our companion planting chart provides a companion plants list for 10 common vegetables, including...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews! We were so excited...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the...
10 Gardening Tips for Beginners
I love to swap horror stories with other gardeners, and recently some of us got to talking about...
The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow
What are the healthiest vegetables to grow? After all, if you’re going to plant vegetables, why not...
Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Get inspired with these free vegetable garden layout ideas! Choose the right design for backyard...
Eight Great Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
Roasting Vegetables: Fall Is the Time
I have one word for your fall enjoyment: Roast! If you live frugally and aspire to a (so-called)...
Storing the Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
Vegetable Nutrition Facts
Here’s a quick list of the nutrients and minerals in your common vegetables. Fresh vegetables...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
How to Successfully Harden Off Indoor-Sown Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants outdoors without stalling their growth! How to...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Vegetable Seedling Pictures and Identification
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, many people find that it’s hard to tell the...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is...
Growing Vegetables in the Shade
Many readers ask how they can grow vegetables and fruit in the shade. A shady spot may not be the...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
We LOVE Christine’s review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As well as creating her own...
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