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How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
How to Transplant Seedlings
If you started plants from seed, the seedlings often come up crowded and need to be “pricked out”—...
10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Most vegetables in the garden are easiest to plant from seed. In addition, growing from seed is...
Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Online Plant Sources
Garden seed catalogs are appearing in mailboxes, giving us inspiration for the year ahead. Most...
How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit...
Starting Seeds Indoors: How and When to Start Seeds
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s what you should know...
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...
How to Start Seeds Inside: Step-by-Step
Growing starts with sowing. Give your seeds the best possible start and you’ll have lots of...
Starting Onions from Seed
I love onions. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Now is the time to plant onions...
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...
The Amazing Ways That Plants Disperse Seeds
In autumn, ever noticed all the seeds scattering? Plants are launching their offspring into the...
10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a...
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...
How to Garden on a Budget
In this short video, we show you how to plan a beautiful and productive vegetable garden that won’t...
Start Saving Those Vegetable Seeds!
Start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to...
How to Save Seeds From Beans, Peppers, Onions, and More!
Saving seeds from your best plants can result in vegetables that are perfectly suited to your...
Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds for Replanting
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
How to Make Your Own Seed-Starting Mix
Seed-starting mixes are essential for sowing many vegetables, herbs and flowers. But with so much...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
5 Ways to Start Seeds Earlier
Warmer days may still be some ways off, but you can start off many vegetables today to enjoy a...
How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide
Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-...
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 ”...
Catalogs: Read Between the Lines
Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore over...
Seeds and Bees
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds...
Garden Seed Testing
Did you save seed packets from prior gardening seasons? Here is a system to test your garden seeds...
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden...
Seed Swap Rules
The following rules govern the use of the Almanac.com Seed Swap. Please read these rules carefully...