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Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It is the shortest...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Cover Crops for U.S.
Once your fall crops are done, replenish the soil for the months ahead with cover crops—and give...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Happy Holly Days
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s how to grow a fig tree...
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Heliotropic, they direct their growth in response to...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
How to Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
It may sound counterintuitive but to get the best harvest of apples and some other fruits, we...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
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 to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the...
Beets are a cool-season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make berry jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Cucumbers grown in...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
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