Planting a Garden Articles

Contact your local state cooperative extension Web site to get help with tricky insect problems,... read more
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150... read more
Plant hardiness zones help gardeners understand which plants will most likely survive at a location... read more
Below is a chart showing Canada frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (... read more
Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost If your town isn’t listed... read more
When you hear the word “iris,” do you see a big bearded beauty rising up above swordlike leaves?... read more
Succeed with seeds! Here are 10 tips for starting your seeds indoors. The Hindi word for seed is... read more
“Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in the gardening world.... read more
Grow a tasty vegetable garden this year! Here are the 10 easiest vegetable crops to start from seed... read more
Here’s our quick guide for the beginner vegetable gardener. Whether you’re a beginner or an old... read more
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
Our “Gardening by the Moon” calendar is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. According to... read more
Contact these garden seed catalogs and mail-order sources to order plants and products. For a list... read more
Here are tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors. Before You Start ... read more
Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore over... read more
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the... read more
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens.... read more
Here's a fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden. Our... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides for flowers. On this page, we cover popular annuals, perennials,... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our... read more
Here are tips on how to make cold frames for the garden. What is a Cold Frame? Cold frames are... read more
For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from... read more
When it comes to a healthy garden, soil preparation matters. All vegetables need soil that's rich... read more
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac.... read more
If you started vegetable plants indoors from seeds, here is advice on transplanting your seedlings... read more
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the... read more
An accurate soil test will indicate your soil’s pH level will specify the amount of lime or sulfur... read more
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our... read more