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10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
How do you put your garden to bed for winter? See 10 tips on how to winterize your garden beds—from...
The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Time to turn to pumpkins and sweet, orange-fleshed hubbards, buttercups, butternuts, and acorns for...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. The best...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
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...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the annual Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden...
Vegetable Growing Guide
In one handy chart, the Almanac Vegetables Growing Guide summarizes when start seeds indoor and...
These Sputnik-shaped vegetables may look alien, but their fast growth and great taste make them...
Lettuce is one of our favorite garden greens because it is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A...
Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so...
Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers...
How to Grow Bean Sprouts Indoors
It’s so easy to grow bean sprouts inside, especially when the weather’s wintry or unpleasant...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? How do you slice onions without tears? Are leftover...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Seriously, it’s not that hard to grow salad all winter long. Enjoy fresh, tender, delicious salad...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable famous for its tart-flavored pinkish-green stalks, though it’s...
Storing Vegetables Over Winter
How do you keep vegetables stored properly over winter? There are a variety of ways to properly...
Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
How Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes Different?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. When orange sweet potatoes were first introduced...
15 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes: Both Sweet and Savory!
We’ve added MORE pumpkin recipes to our collection! See top-rated recipes for Pumpkin Walnut Cake,...
How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin
Giant pumpkins are in the news at harvesttime. Wondering how to grow a huge pumpkin? See the record...
Crop Rotation: How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to clean and cook pumpkins two different ways. Plus, if you’re cooking your own pumpkins...
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...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. By midsummer, you can begin...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
How do you carve a pumpkin? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, “Farmer Mike” Valladao has...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle peppers in this video! Pickled peppers are a great way to...
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will...
What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and in many parts of the country, frost is...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
I thought it was about time I learned about pickling after a coworker brought in her homemade sweet...
How to Freeze Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts freeze well, as long as you follow a couple tricks. Freezing properly preserves...
How to Freeze Peppers
Peppers are the easiest thing in the world to freeze. They need no blanching whatsoever. Wash, dry...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
Harvest onions when their tops begin to turn yellow and fall over. Then onions need to be ‘cured’,...
Growing winter squash requires some patience, but their delicious fruits are well worth the wait!...