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Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
There are lots of “gourdgeous” gourds available for decorating this time of year and I get many...
Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe How-To Video
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe adds pumpkin for a much loved seasonal taste! Great for...
How to Grow Chard
Swiss chard is very easy to grow, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. And it looks...
Comfort Food: Creamed Brussels Sprouts
We know, you don’t like brussels sprouts—but this recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts will have you...
A Tomato Salad to Die For
There is nothing as delicious as a fully ripe, deep red, juicy, garden, heirloom tomato. Here’s a...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
How to Grow Your Own Popcorn
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage Worms...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
Tomato and Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Squash Vine Borer
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of the squash vine borer. What are Squash...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning - Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
In, then out, of a pickle
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Growing Peanuts: Nuts You Will Really Dig
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball games...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Vegetable Garden Planner
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the...
Best Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love a good rhubarb pie, but we also love a rhubarb cake, rhubarb jam...
Chard is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm temperatures. It can be...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Vegetable Seedling Pictures and Identification
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, many people find that it’s hard to tell the...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is...
Kale: Can’t get into it? Try a massage
I knew I hadn’t failed childrearing entirely the night my young daughter walked into the kitchen...
When to Plant Peas
“Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in the gardening world....
Pulses Recipes: Cooking With Beans, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas
Here are 12 delicious recipes using pulses—lentils, peas, beans, and other dried legumes. What are ...
Carrots: Health Benefits
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,...
Growing Sweet Potatoes
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully
Growing heritage or heirloom tomatoes helps preserve this fantastic diversity of fruit for future ...
Summer Corn Chowder
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the...
Cooking Fresh: Summer Squash Bake
Garrison Keillor once said that July is the only time of year when country people lock their cars...
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