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Spinach, a super–cold-hardy vegetable, is a tender-leafed crop that can be planted in very early...
Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. Here’s how to grow...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard vegetable, and growing tomatoes is easier than you might think....
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Raised bed gardens, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here...
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow peppers in your garden! Peppers resist...
Home-grown lettuce is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A content—to the store-bought...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Want to have more control over growing conditions and enjoy higher yields with a lot less work?...
Radishes are a hardy, cool-season vegetable that can produce many crops each season due to its...
How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In order for proper tomato plant care, it is important to stake tomatoes, provide plant supports...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Eight Great Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow...
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...
In, then out, of a pickle
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
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...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
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