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Landscaping: Tune In To The Four Winds
The New Year is coming. One way to honor this turning point is to celebrate the four directions or...
Building a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
How to Plan a Garden That's Low-Maintenance
Plan a garden that is truly easy to maintain. Here are 10 tips on a low-maintenance layout—...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
Where, oh, where should the tomatoes go? It is that time of year when, in the mad rush to get the...
Garden Plans: 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...
Knot Gardens and Parterre
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic...
10 Tips for Native Plant Landscaping
Native plants is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are our 10...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Whether you’re a beginner with a single pot or an old hand planting an entire plot, our Vegetable...
Landscape Design: Ideas and Advice for Beginners
Do you want to improve the landscape design of your yard and property? Here are some tips for...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
Rain Garden Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two...
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-...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
Planning Your Dream Garden
January is for garden planning here at the Almanac. The weather outside may be frightful, but...
Online Garden Planner from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Plan for a more productive garden in 2018 with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner. A well-...
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...
Garden Planning for Beginners: 10 Tips
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming year-...
Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed
Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids or cabbage worm can be very...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Raised bed gardens, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in...
Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
How to Make a Willow Structure for the Garden
Use willow to make plant supports and garden supports with a beautiful natural look. No special...
Planning a Square Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
Garden Plans: Square Foot Garden
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be? Plan for success! Using the Garden Planner, you can...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews! We were so excited...
Planning a Better Vegetable Garden
Planning your garden is at the top of any gardener’s to-do list because it saves time, money, and...
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an...
3 Garden Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Ready to start garden planning? Here’s a timely video with three normal mistakes gardeners make...
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...
How to Use Garden Planner Software
In this video, we demonstrate how to use the Almanac Garden Planner software—and how it can save...
How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow...
Planning Your Landscape Design
Planning a landscape is an exercise in imagination. You need to think, dream, and ponder. What do...
Plants with Dark Foliage
It is easy to add depth to your flower garden by using plants with dark colored leaves. Burgundy...
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