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How to Make Fire Cider to Boost Health
Fire cider is a traditional folk recipe made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s a...
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—...
If you plan to enter the world of growing fruit, strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow...
Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you...
All About Cranberries: An American Native Plant
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, as well as tips for growing this American native and ...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit to Keep It Fresh
Not all produce should be stored in the refrigerator! Learn how to properly store different types...
Plump, juicy blueberries aren’t just delicious. They’re high in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and...
The Poisonous Berries of Fall
This fall—in the yard and in the woods—be on the lookout for deceptively beautiful berries. Some of...
Don’t Fear the “Ugly” Produce!
If this was your first year growing garden fruits and vegetables, you probably have found that much...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Here’s how to make apple cider with a press! It’s a great way to celebrate fall—and that pure,...
Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall
Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple...
Homemade Applesauce for Canning
Making homemade applesauce is so easy and takes just minutes—and then you can preserve your fall...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac—plus many recipes for...
How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter
It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how...
Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
This is the easiest Refrigerator Jam Recipe with just two ingredients! All you need is sugar and...
Ever thought about growing plums? If grown in the right spot, plums can be prolific producers and...
How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
See our new Guide to Freezing Fresh Produce! Freezing is the most convenient way to make the most...
How to Make Elderberry Syrup
Elderberries! The branches of these humble roadside and streambank shrubs, festooned in summer with...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Blueberries are great for freezing. Next time you have more blueberries than you can eat—whether...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Cantaloupes are a delicious, heat-loving melon with a relatively long growing season, making them...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
One of the healthiest foods on Earth, blueberries are delicious and versatile. We’ve gathered some...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy berry to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need...
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
Ah, the juiciness and aroma of home-grown strawberries is beyond compare. Notice how the plants...
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm...
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 Grow Gooseberries From Planting to Harvest
Discover how to grow gooseberries! From planting your first gooseberry bush to harvesting the sweet...
How to Plant a Bare-root Fruit Tree Step-by-Step
Bare-root trees are much less expensive than pot-grown plants and are available between autumn and...
Many gardeners dream of growing their own juicy apples. However, growing fruit takes long-term...
Seasonal Crafts: Apple Heads
The art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these easy instructions for a creative...
Growing and harvesting grapes? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking,...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are pure perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest...
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Join the move towards minimalism! Mini- and dwarf vegetables provide hefty harvests from small pots...
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...