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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...
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-...
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 trial...
Garden Planning for Beginners: 10 Tips
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Whether you’re a beginner with a single pot or an old hand planting an entire plot, our Vegetable...
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...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques you can...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Here is advice on how to build a raised garden bed for your backyard. Raised garden beds are fairly...
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...
How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
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...
Landscaping Your Yard: Where to Start?
Would you like to improve the landscape design of your yard and property? Where do you start? I...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews! We were so excited...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
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...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning - Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
How Many Plants Do You Need for Your Space?
How many flowers or plants do you need for your garden bed or space? Avoid the nursery and find out...
Design a Garden for Flowers All Summer Long
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer...
Landscaping for Low Maintenance
Using low-maintenance landscaping techniques can reduce much of your yard work. Mowing, weeding,...
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a...
How to Build a Garden Bed
How to Build a Garden Bed from The 2016 Garden Guide! You do not need to spend a lot of money to...
Growing Vegetables in the Shade
Many readers ask how they can grow vegetables and fruit in the shade. A shady spot may not be the...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Augustín R.
What an interesting customer recommendation of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! Augustin R....
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
We LOVE Christine’s review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As well as creating her own...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Angela F.
You don’t have to be a pro to make great use of our tool! Angela used the Vegetable Garden Planner...
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