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Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit to Keep It Fresh
Not all produce should be stored in the refrigerator! Learn how to properly store different types...
Don’t Fear the “Ugly” Produce!
If this was your first year growing garden fruits and vegetables, you probably have found that much...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and in many parts of the country, frost is...
What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds
Ever harvested sunflower seeds? My sunflowers are usually ready to be harvested beginning in mid-...
How to Freeze Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts freeze well, as long as you follow a couple tricks. Freezing properly preserves...
How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter
It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
Harvest onions when their tops begin to turn yellow and fall over. Then onions need to be ‘cured’,...
What Day Is the Harvest Moon in 2020?
When is the full Harvest Moon: This year, the famous Harvest Moon—which appears to shine on for...
4 Ways to Preserve Fruit & Vegetables at Home
If you’re a gardener or shop at farmers’ markets, you may find yourself with extra herbs,...
How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
See our new Guide to Freezing Fresh Produce! Freezing is the most convenient way to make the most...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed...
How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How do you ripen avocados so that they’re just right—not too mushy? Here’s what you need to know...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
See how to plant peppers, grow peppers, harvest peppers in your home garden from The Old Farmer’s...
Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about the Harvest Moon . It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s...
How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Cool-season Asian greens are best planted in the last weeks of summer to grow on into autumn and...
How to Braid Onions
I normally don’t go in for a lot of frou-frou but I love to make a braid of onions every fall. They...
The Joy of Digging Potatoes
For some kids, the two best times of the year are Christmas and the potato harvest. Yes, you heard...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
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...
How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season...
How to Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe
Every year I am faced with the same dilemma: how to tell if a watermelon is ripe. Muskmelons are...
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 Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Thanksgiving: Slow Food, Slow Down
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars capable of storing large amounts of...