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Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Plant cover crops in the fall to protect and nourish your soil by spring! Also called “green manure...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant...
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 Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you still have unplanted spring bulbs, it’s better to get them in the ground. Some bulbs, such...
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here are some tips that...
Reclaiming Your Garden Soil
Reclaim a weedy patch, small field, farmland, or large garden with soil that is either spent or...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
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 Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown...
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...
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...
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...
Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like a fall bloomer, this is the...
Growing Sweet Potatoes
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
10 Pretty Pansy Varieties
Flowers are starting to appear for sale in the garden centers—and that means pansies. Get to know...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
In this short video, we show how to easy it is to make new strawberry plants from runners so you...
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...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
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...
Wondering when to plant what? Check out our Planting Calendar to see when to start seeds and plant...
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...
Planting Tools and Techniques
For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from...
When is Soil Ready for Planting?
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....