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10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
How do you put your garden to bed for winter? See 10 tips on how to winterize your garden beds—from...
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...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. The best...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2021?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Find your equinox...
How to Make Leaf Mold
You know how leaves start to decompose in the woods? That’s leaf mold and you can easily turn your...
Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Plant in Fall
Fall is the time to plant bulbs! There’s nothing more uplifting than seeing the first early spring...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
Here are 10 autumn garden cleanup tips to reduce problems with pests and diseases—while also...
Fall Foraging: Connecting With Nature
Foraging is simply the act of gathering wild foods in nature. Think wild blackberries, nuts, and...
The Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden
We don’t call it “fall” for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why not put them...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for...
How to Cut Back Perennials in Fall
How do you cut back perennials? Some can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can be...
How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference...
The Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the autumnal equinox? Does the Sun rise due east and set due west for all...
Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall
Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple...
Autumnal Equinox 2020: The First Day of Fall
In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Have you ever wondered if the squirrels might be onto something? In fact, they are! Acorns are...
The Best Fall Flowers for Your Garden
Summer’s end does not mean the flower blooms have to end! Here are some of our favorite fall-...
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...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a vegetable garden to extend into autumn. Now’s the time to plan the fall garden because you...
What is Witch Hazel?
Our witch hazel started blooming in February. Its yellow to orange-red flowers add a slash of color...
September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
Extending the Growing Season with a Hoop House
You can get more growing days—if not weeks—by building a hoop house! You’ll extend the season into...
Tree-Planting Tips for Fall
From a tree’s point of view, fall is an excellent planting time—even better than spring. Many...
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up the Lawn, Home, and Garden
While fall cleanup may not be much fun, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful...
Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How...
Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
A Century-Long Passion for Pumpkin Spice
There’s pumpkin-spice everything in stores this time of year. Who invented pumpkin spice? Or, where...
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe How-To Video
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe adds pumpkin for a much loved seasonal taste! Great for...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
More Winding Down a Difficult Season
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...