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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...
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...
Peaches are a well-known, delicious fruit that can be grown right at home. The trick to growing...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs. For example, the classic example is basil grows well...
African violets are small, easy to grow houseplants with clusters are small flowers over fuzzy...
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Simple Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are a biennial typically grown as an annual. They are root vegetables grown...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
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...
Morning Glory Vines: Favorite Varieties
Most of my favorite flowering vines are in the plant family Ipomoea. The most common member of this...
Growing Guide: Spring-Planted Bulbs
See how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guesswork out of planting bulbs....
Design a Garden for Flowers All Summer Long
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer...
Growing Blueberries: A Plant for All Seasons
If you are thinking of adding a new flowering shrub to your landscape, why not consider a highbush ...
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...
Container Gardening with Flowers
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Growing Herbs in the Garden
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
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 Melons in the Garden
This is such a hopeful time in my garden. Nothing has gone wrong yet, no bugs have attacked and no ...
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...
Best Crabapples for Your Yard
Everyday I pass a roadside row of old crabapples on my way to work. They are beautiful trees in all...
Basil Varieties for the Garden
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150...
Raspberries: Health Benefits
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
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