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Beekeeping 101: Should You...
Are you interested in raising honey bees? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? Here’s our 7-part series on Beekeeping 101! Plus, discover an online beekeeping class...
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How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March...
Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Kitchen Garden Plants: Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces
Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grow in smaller spaces and containers. So,...
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!...
What is Aquaponics? | The Basics of Aquaponic Systems
Aquaponics is a gardening method that leverages the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is an easy-to-follow method of planting vegetables which makes...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
What We Wish We'd Known Before Starting a Garden
Starting a new vegetable garden from scratch? Here are 10 things we wish that we had known before...
Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Generations of gardeners have “forced branches” in winter, bringing the beauty of forsythia, pussy...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and...
Plant a Pollinator Garden | 10 Ways to Work With Nature
Create a garden or yard that works with nature, not against it! From attracting pollinators to...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always inter-planted this...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Cooperative Extension Services
Got gardening questions? You can ask the Almanac but also know about your state’s cooperative...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown...
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime. It’s a perennial, which means...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
Got spring fever yet? Whatever your weather, late winter is the time to start yard care. From...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day...
With our Green Bean Guide, find information on growing green beans in your garden. We’ll show you...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
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