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Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking and...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some...
Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter,...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are pure perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy berry to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a...
Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you...
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice...
Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Join the move towards minimalism! Mini- and dwarf vegetables provide hefty harvests from small pots...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden Guide...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago and invites us all over to...
How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
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...
How to Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
It may sound counterintuitive, but to get the best harvest of apples and some other fruit, we...
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 are your apple trees growing? Don’t forget to water young trees as they establish their root...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates, but can also be grown in more temperate...
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...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies,...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow the best-tasting strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s...
How to Grow Berries: Easy for Beginners
Berries and soft fruits are easy to grow for beginners and produce heavy harvests. Here’s the pick...
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...
Edible Landscaping: Selecting the Right Plants
In an edible landscape, hidden among your usual ornamental flowers and shrubs are herbs, fruit,...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that 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...
Five Fun Facts About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Using Fences, Walls, and Espaliers to Grow Fruit
Plant new trees and shrub in the fall—or, in more severe climate regions, in the spring. Ever grown...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...