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Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
Growing Sugar Snap Peas
Maybe I should have planted my snap peas while I still had bare ground in my garden! Now we are...
Jazz Up the Garden With Sizzling Color
I used to be a snob of sorts when it came to my garden palette, preferring cool blues and purples...
2018 Spring Weather Forecast
Winter is nearly over, which means that spring is just around the corner! What kind of weather can...
Warming Your Soil for Spring Planting
Two weeks ago, I had 10 inches of snow in my yard, with more snow predicted. Last year, the...
Easy Peas-y: How to Plant Peas
Plant peas in early spring—even if there’s snow! And we’ve got a very easy and resourceful way to...
How to Grow Berries: Easy for Beginners
Berries and soft fruits are easy to grow for beginners and produce heavy harvests. Here’s the pick...
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
Growing Lettuce & Salad Leaves in Containers
In this video, see a step-by-step guide on how to grow salads in containers for fresh, young leaves...
Succession Planting: Get More From Your Garden
In this gardening video, we show you how to stagger your vegetable crops with succession planting...
How to Grow Strawberries From Runners
In this short video, we show how to easy it is to make new strawberry plants from runners so you...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally...
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
10 Most Nutrient-Dense Vegetables and Fruit You Can Grow
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
March Birth Flowers
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon...
10 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Garden
An “eco-friendly” garden or landscape is really just about working with nature, not against it! In...
How to Build a Rain Garden: Plants and Designs
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two...
Phenology: Planting by Nature's Signs
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from puling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests or—to use the...
Forcing Branches Into Bloom Indoors
Instead of buying a flower bouquet to lift the spirits in winter, simply prune a (non-essential)...
Best Plants for Edible Landscaping
With an edible landscape, some of your plants are actually herbs or fruit or vegetables that you...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
Growing Wildflowers: List of Native Plants
Native wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
Even though onions are cheap enough to buy by the bagful, for the greatest variety, you have to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2018
Use the March 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—even if snow...
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe...
With hundreds of combinations of leaf color, shape, size, and texture, there are endless varieties ...
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