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Christmas Tree Care
How to Care for a Christmas...
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right away, watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of...
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Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
When you’re cutting back the yard and garden, make use of all that extra organic matter! Try “in...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
How To Protect Your Plants From Frost and Freeze
Is Jack Frost nipping at your plants? One of the worries of gardeners, especially in the North, is...
Six Types of Salt and How to Use Them
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the...
It's Tulip Time: Go "Wild" With Species Varieties
Every day in spring, I search the entrance to my wooded garden, looking for signs that Tulipa tarda...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves....
Planting by the Moon
Many gardeners swear by Planting by the Moon, a technique that’s said to produce larger, tastier...
Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble,...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these...
How to Take a Soil Test
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
8 Steps To Gardening With Nature
Discover eight simple steps to gardening in step with nature! Read on or watch our video to garden...
History of the Jack-O'-Lantern
Where did the tradition of Jack-o’-lantern come from? Here’s the one-minute history of this...
Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you...
National Farmer's Day
National Farmer’s Day, October 12, is a day to honor hardworking farmers throughout American...
The Story of One Small Farm in America
For Lauren Tyner, her passion for farming started with a goat. The now co-owner/-operator of...
Wandering Jews, also called spiderworts, are valued for the stripes of white, green, silver, and...
National Farmer's Day: Making Money on the Farm
In honor of National Farmer’s Day (October 12), we ask the farmers how they make a living at...
National Farmer's Day: A Typical Day on the Farm
Ever wondered what’s involved in a typical day on a small farm? IS there a typical day when the...
National Farmer's Day: Lettuce Love Farm
In tribute to National Farmer’s Day (October 12), meet today’s small farm—Lettuce Love Farm—and the...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and...
Root Cellars: Handle Your Harvest With Care
If you’re planning to store your produce in a root cellar or something similar, here are tips to...
How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how...
How to Make Sausages in 10 Steps
Sausage-making never tasted so good! Join the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac as we share how...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season...
Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like a fall bloomer, this is the...
Cucumbers Harvest: Best Varieties and Cucumber Uses
This year, I grew five different cucumber varieties. Here are the results so far—plus, some ideas...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of...
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...
2018 Fall Foliage Forecast: Vivid Northeast But Mixed Bag Elsewhere
Our 2018 Fall Foliage Forecast is out—and we’ll be frank: It’s a mixed bag! While vivid leaf color...
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
Compost is the very best food you can give to the plants in your garden. However, making really...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors through the rest of the...
15 Flower Bulb Growing Tips (to Avoid Bulb Problems)
We adore spring bulbs (which you plant in the fall!). The flowers return year after year,...
Breaking News Weather Report from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Winter is coming! And as sure as the Sun rises and sets, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is back with the...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...