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Sowing Seeds in the Vegetable Garden
Most vegetables are started from seed sown directly in the garden. This is often called “direct...
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Learn how to start seeds indoors, when to start seeds indoors, and which vegetable seeds should be...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Choose plants that reseed themselves for years of bloom. Here’s our list of 20 annual and perennial...
Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Plant Catalogs
Find a wonderful list of free garden seed catalogs! Other than being in the garden, there’s nothing...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many tempting tomato...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
5 Garden Hacks for Seed-Sowing Success
When it’s time to sow your garden seeds, do it right! Sow seeds more easily with seed tape, soak...
Starting Onions from Seed
I love onions. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Now is the time to plant onions...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable planted early in the spring. You can get a goodly harvest for a...
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...
Best Grow Lights for Growing Vegetables
Just because the days are growing shorter and, in general, cooling down, that’s no reason to...
Growing Vegetables Indoors With Grow Lights
If you want to ensure rapid growth of your vegetable seeds indoors, then using grow lights can make...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
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...
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...
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...
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...