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With our Green Bean Guide, find information on growing green beans in your garden. We’ll show you...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant in the spring. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with raised garden beds. Here are five excellent tips for ensuring a...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy...
Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
In this video, see a step-by-step guide on how to grow salads in containers for fresh, young leaves...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
Grow an Indoor Salad Garden From Stems
Start an easy salad garden without planting a single seed! Everybody needs a food garden. No...
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?...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
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
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months...
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...
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...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...