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Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Online Plant Sources
It’s never too early to start planning your garden! Here’s a list of mail-order and online seed...
How to Grow Wildflowers and Help Pollinators
Growing wildflowers in your own garden benefits pollinators, lifts your spirits, and boost harvests...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and...
Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive...
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s are some tips that...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 flowers that you plant once and enjoy for...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
How to Make Your Own Seed-Starting Mix
Seed-starting mixes are essential for sowing many vegetables, herbs and flowers. But with so much...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides finding them a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you...
Warming the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be...
Even though onions are cheap enough to buy by the bagful, for the greatest variety, you have to...
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...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an...
5 Garden Hacks for Seed-Sowing Success
Find out how to improve seed germination rates, save time and make sowing easier, giving your...
10 Tips for Starting Seeds
Succeed with seeds! Here are 10 tips for starting your seeds indoors. The Hindi word for seed is ”...
Winter Sowing Vegetables
Ever tried sowed seeds outside in the hard winter ground? My friend, Jackie Caserta told me about...
Thinning Vegetables and Herbs in the Garden
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the...
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden...
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...