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How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
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. 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,...
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...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a vegetable garden to extend into autumn. Now’s the time to plan the fall garden because you...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...
Speedy Vegetables to Plant in Summer
Summer is in full swing! By now, the peas and radishes have likely all been picked, the cilantro is...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
Are you growing sweet potatoes? With their deep orange flesh, these edible roots have a naturally-...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Ready for summer recipe ideas? We’ve arranged these seasonal recipes by which ingredients are fresh...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with interplanting, succession planting, and other techniques. Robin has...
Troubleshooting Top 10 Tomato Problems
What is wrong with my tomatoes? What are common tomato diseases? Why are the leaves on my tomato...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids, or cabbage worms can be...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
Squash, especially zucchini, are outrageously prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
See how to plant peppers, grow peppers, harvest peppers in your home garden from The Old Farmer’s...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
Growing Chard from Sowing to Harvest
Swiss chard is very easy to grow, incredibly hardy, and a great choice for beginner gardeners. And...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
For some gardeners, vegetable plot isn’t complete without that ever-dependable staple: cabbage! You...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “Three Sisters”? A number of Native...
Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on, peanuts are...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? In pioneer days, rhubarb was literally called the “pie plant” (for...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many tempting tomato...
How to Grow Squash From Planting to Harvest
Squashes are among the most thrilling vegetables you can grow. Speed, vitality and generous...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...