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How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s been used...
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...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
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...
Cantaloupes are a delicious, heat-loving melon with a relatively long growing season, making them...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden Guide...
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...
If you plan to enter the world of growing fruit, strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow...
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...
Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way...
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 Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these easy instructions...
All About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, as well as tips for growing this American native and ...
Grape growing is experiencing a renewed popularity in home gardens! And why not? Not only are...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Make apple cider with an apple press! That pure, sweet taste of fresh apple cider doesn’t even...
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...
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year...
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...
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...
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 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...
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow the best-tasting strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s...