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Five Healthy Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
10 Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these 10 flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a...
How to Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can...
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...
Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. My parents...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Imagine how many more vegetables you could grow if you just had a few more weeks of warm weather....
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
10 Fun and Flavorful Chicken Recipes
Chicken dishes are popular and budget-friendly—but chicken can get boring. If you are tired of...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
Types of Soil in the Garden
How do you take care of your soil? In this video, we show you how to determine the soil type of...
Warming the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be...
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it...
10 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables and Fruit You Can Grow
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit,...
Best Recipes from Almanac Readers!
Sample three delicious recipes—a Low Country Chowder, Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork, and Nana’s Funny...
How to Decode Food Labels
All natural! High-fiber! Multigrain! Only 2 grams of fat per serving! Contains real fruit! Do you...
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
How to Make Kimchi
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very flavorful, healthy, fermented dish made with vegetables. Here’s a...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
Chocolate Berry Torte Recipe for Valentine's Day
I hardly needed a reason to try this Chocolate Berry Torte recipe, but with Valentine’s Day just...
Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker or crock pot allows you to...
Freezer Storage Times: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage...
5 Ways to Start Seeds Earlier
Warmer days may still be some ways off, but you can start off many vegetables today to enjoy a...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Growing More in the Space You Have
Most gardeners want to grow more in the space they have. A more productive garden gives a bigger...
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon....
Gifts from the Kitchen: Infused Vinegar Recipes
Bottles of infused vinegar make excellent gifts from the kitchen! Below is a colorful recipe for...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Gift Jar Ideas for Christmas
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a...
How to Care for Table Linens
After a special holiday feast or dinner, how do you care for your table linens? Here are five...