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Remove Excess Leaves. Here's Why.
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up...
While fall cleanup may not be much
, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful colors of the season. In case you’re having trouble finding the...
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How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2017, the Harvest Moon falls in October. When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special?...
How to Cook Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel of spring grows best in areas with cold winters...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed
Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Snowfall, Snow Depth, and Snow Forecast
Where’s the snow? Find current snowfall and snow depth—plus, long-range winter weather forecasts,...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox next falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s...
Get your Perennial Garden Ready for Winter
Fall is here and most perennial gardens are looking a little tired. Time to get your garden cleaned...
Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to grow daffodils...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
Planting Zones for the U.S. and Canada
Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
Fall Bulbs: Planting for Spring Flowers
Plant flower bulbs in the fall for a garden full of colorful blossoms in the spring! See our handy...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
How to Make a Row Cover Tunnel
In this short video we show you how to make a simple hooped row cover to protect your plants,...
Fruit to Grow in Pots: Best Varieties
Blueberries, cherries, and other small fruit shrubs produce faster in big tubs and pots! Here are...
What are those bugs on your squash? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of...
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...
Winter Weather Forecast 2017–2018
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Weather Forecast 2017...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. Here’s the right way to...
A Second Spring: Fall Gardening
Even though the calendar says it is fall, we have been enjoying a second spring in the garden....
Have you seen thrips damage on your plants? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of thrips...
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
The autumnal equinox occurs on Friday afternoon, the 22nd, at 4:02 P.M. The reason for the equinox...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...
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