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How to Can Safely
August is high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands overflow with produce, sometimes far in excess of what families in the local...
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Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It ...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables that will give you a harvest in just a few short weeks—just...
Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes
Pack a picnic! These 10 picnic recipes will keep well and are easy to transport. From sesame...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
June 21 marks the first day of summer, and this means that farmers’ markets will be popping up with...
Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy
Whether cooking for your family or just for yourself, the Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan...
Spring Brunch Recipes
Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 brunch recipes for Mother’s...
Mint Mango Smoothie
Our Mint Mango Smoothie is incredibly refreshing—with only five ingredients. If you’re looking for...
20 Heirloom Vegetables and Fruit
What is an heirloom plant? To put it simply, it’s an old variety that predates the hybrids being...
Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables,...
Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have...
3 Baked Goods to Make from Scratch
Today, with our desire for convenience, baked goods made from mixes are common, and cakes from...
Best Easter Recipe Ideas
We’ve taste-tested more Easter recipes! All on one page, browse our best Easter dinner recipe ideas...
Dandelion Recipes: A Wonderful, Edible Weed
Did you know that dandelions can be used in cooking? Instead of mowing them down, harvest them for...
Delicious Recipes With Cheese
Cheese can be used in countless ways. You can whip up a pot of macaroni and cheese or toss pasta...
The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Kitchen Garden Plants: Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces
Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grown in smaller spaces and containers. So,...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 free vegetable garden layout ideas—including backyard gardens, square-foot gardens...
Garden Plan for Vegetables that Grow in Partial Shade
Not all of us are blessed with a sunny gardening space! Gardeners with more shade than sun need to...
What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
Dreaming of a kitchen garden—and accessing the freshest veggies and herbs easily? Here are six...
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...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Christine G.
The garden planner review by Christine highlights the edible flowers that can be mixed into the...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
It’s hard to capture how the Garden Planner makes a difference, but beginner gardener Lisa M....
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
See how our Almanac readers have used the Garden Planner to create wonderful gardens! From raised...
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, ...
Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Join the move towards minimalism! Mini- and dwarf vegetables provide hefty harvests from small pots...
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Whip up a...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and...
Time for Super Bowl Dip Recipes!
Are you ready to break out some delicious Super Bowl dip recipes for the big day? Scoop up classic ...
Ready for Game Day Food?
Get ready for game day food! Whether you’re kicking back at home or bringing a potluck dish to a...
10 Tips to Maximize the Yield of Your Garden Harvest
This year, let’s harvest even more from our vegetable gardens! But just what are the most effective...
Most Cost-Effective Vegetables for Your Garden
Interested in which vegetable crops are most cost-effective for your home garden? Growing crops...
Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. All on one page, find our best...