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How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. The best...
Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Planting cover crops in the fall is becoming more popular, even in small gardens. These plants have...
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Learn how to start seeds indoors, when to start seeds indoors, and which vegetable seeds should be...
Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so...
The 2021 gardening calendar details your first spring planting dates and final fall planting dates...
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...
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 Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
When to Plant Flowers
When do you plant flowers in the garden? It depends! Is it a perennial flower, annual flower, or...
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 Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest
What is succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm in summertime that’s hard to...
Rose of Sharon and Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like an autumn bloomer, fall is...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
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...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
How to Start a New Garden Bed
Want to start a garden from scratch? Here’s how to clear your land—whether it’s replacing lawn...
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
Ah, the juiciness and aroma of home-grown strawberries is beyond compare. Notice how the plants...
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...
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant...
How to Grow Scallions From Planting to Harvest
They’re fresh, fast and fabulous in salads, stir-fries, quiches and savory tarts. We’re talking...
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 Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly...
3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
Garden Plan for 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...
It's Tulip Time: Go "Wild" With Species Varieties
Every day in spring, I search the entrance to my wooded garden, looking for signs that Tulipa tarda...
Growing Sweet Potatoes
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
10 Pretty Pansy Varieties
Flowers are starting to appear for sale in the garden centers—and that means pansies. Get to know...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Raspberries are among the easiest fruits to grow and, for the space they occupy, produce even more...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
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...
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an...
Seed Starting and Planting Date Calculator
Find seed-starting dates for your first spring planting. These dates are based on historical frost...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
Thinning Vegetables and Herbs in the Garden
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the...