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Fall Vegetable Garden Cleanup: 11 Tasks to Do Now
Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the...
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!...
Sowing Seeds in the Vegetable Garden
Most vegetables are started from seed sown directly in the garden. This is often called “direct...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
How to Make Bone Broth for Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
Don’t Fear the “Ugly” Produce!
If this was your first year growing garden fruits and vegetables, you probably have found that much...
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
Most garden vegetables are easy to grow, though some certainly come with In addition, growing from...
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
Have more greens than you can eat? Freezing spinach and hardy cooking greens is so easy—and you can...
How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest
What is succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first...
How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
See our new Guide to Freezing Fresh Produce! Freezing is the most convenient way to make the most...
Summer Gardening Tips to Keep Your Garden Growing
If you planted your first-ever vegetable garden this year, good for you! By now, we hope you’ve ...
Planting Vegetables for a Fall Harvest
Summer is still at its peak, but the days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the garden shovel? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can ...
Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get...
Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family
Ever wondered: Could you grow enough food to feed your family year-round? How big would your...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
For some gardeners, vegetable plot isn’t complete without that ever-dependable staple: cabbage! You...
5 Important Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden
There’s so much to consider when planning a vegetable garden, from what to grow and where, to the...
5 Best Vegetables and Fruit for Containers
Growing vegetables and fruit in containers offers flexibility and is great for small spaces. Some...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
A kitchen garden (also called a potager garden) is designed to give you easy access to vegetables...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
Crop Rotation Chart for Small Vegetable Garden
Even if you grow a small vegetable garden, it’s smart to arrange your crops to avoid pests and...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables for a harvest in just a few short weeks! Not only will...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Beginner gardeners Lisa and husband were ecstatic with their first year of gardening, harvesting “...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Greg M.
Greg grew most of his family’s food for the year in his backyard garden, building raised beds out...
Victory Gardens Born Out of Coronavirus Quarantine
The fight against coronavirus has been likened to a war—some have even referred to it as “World War...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
How to Grow Leeks From Sowing to Harvest
Leeks are a hardy, no-fuss plant that can be seeded outdoors about the time of the last spring...
Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens
Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, but could...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable planted early in the spring. You can get a goodly harvest for a...
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
Our readers say it best! See reviews for the online Garden Planner from Almanac gardeners. From ...
10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...