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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...
Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Winter Blooms
As the gardening season slows down, do you still have spring-flowering bulbs that you never planted...
Black Walnut Trees: Roots of Evil?
The black walnut tree is one of our most valuable and beautiful native trees, but it does have a “...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Here is a guide for overwintering your plants, complete with ways to help garden and landscape...
Get your Perennial Garden Ready for Winter
Fall is here and most perennial gardens are looking a little tired. Time to get your garden cleaned...
Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
Add pumpkin to your recipes at home for a seasonal taste! From pumpkin soup to pumpkin bread, here...
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...
Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennials...
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Blooms
Plant these flower bulbs in the fall for spring blooms. See our handy fall-planted bulb chart—and...
Making New Plants From Cuttings
One of my favorite aspects of gardening is plant propagation. Whether it is from seed or a cutting...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
Growing Hosta Plants and Types of Hostas
With Fall just around the corner, the sun is riding lower in the sky casting longer shadows on the...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
How to Grow Your Own Popcorn
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late-summer is the perfect time to do this,...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
Growing Daylilies and Daylily Propagation
The daylily really is the perfect perennial—easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free, and...
Letting all that milkweed grow around my yard has paid off and we have some monarch butterfly...
Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived! Plant the bulbs in the fall...
Azaleas: Meet The Royal Family
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
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...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Raspberry Honey Cake Recipe
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
Plants with Dark Foliage
It is easy to add depth to your flower garden by using plants with dark colored leaves. Burgundy...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
Tomato and Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
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...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many...
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