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Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Tips on Planting Lettuce in the Garden
A crop that can be planted often is lettuce. This is actually my husband’s favorite so I plant...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous? Enjoy these onion ...
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
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...
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the...
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)...
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....