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Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
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...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
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...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
Radishes are a hardy, easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
Garlic is best planted in mid-autumn.See our tips on both planting and harvesting garlic. It’s so...
Sweet Potato Facts and Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble,...
History of the Jack-O'-Lantern
Where did the tradition of Jack-o’-lantern come from? Here’s the one-minute history of this...
Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Want to have more control over growing conditions and enjoy higher yields with a lot less work?...
Root Cellars: Handle Your Harvest With Care
If you’re planning to store your produce in a root cellar or something similar, here are tips to...
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...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
Cucumbers Harvest: Best Varieties and Cucumber Uses
This year, I grew five different cucumber varieties. Here are the results so far—plus, some ideas...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
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...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
Growing Sweet Potatoes
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Not only are hot peppers delicious in cooking, but also they have healing powers—triggering a...
Eggplants—also known as aubergine—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
How to Freeze Corn
We love fresh corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so...
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season...
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that’s easy to grow as long as it’s planted in loose, sandy...
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
In this short video, we show you everything you need to know to grow the perfect cabbage, from...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Threshing Dry Beans | John Withee's Bean Bag Method
The late John Withee was once known in seed-saving circles as the “Bean Man” for his devotion to...
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