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How to Make Leaf Mold
Fallen leaves can be time-consuming to deal with, so don’t waste all that hard work by throwing...
How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
There are lots of “gourdgeous” gourds available for decorating this time of year and I get many...
Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Winter Blooms
As the gardening season slows down, do you still have spring-flowering bulbs that you never planted...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates November 2016
Use the November 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Black Walnut Trees: Roots of Evil?
The black walnut tree is one of our most valuable and beautiful native trees, but it does have a “...
A Century-Long Passion for Pumpkin Spice
What is pumpkin spice made up of? Who came up with pumpkin spice? Where did this spice blend come...
Staying Warm in Winter
Need a smile on a cold winter’s day? Here’s Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates October 2016
Use the October 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Garden Party Ideas
Let’s have a garden party! Set tables and chairs near the flowers or on the lawn and gather some...
Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?...
How to Make Toffee Popcorn - Video Instructions
These helpful video instructions show you how to make Toffee Popcorn, a delicious snack from our...
How to Make Veggie and Lentil Chili - Video
This video shows you how to make this Not-Too-Spicy Veggie and Lentil Chili in a slow cooker. This...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Planning Your Landscape Design
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Storing the Harvest Without a Root Cellar
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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe How-To Video
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe adds pumpkin for a much loved seasonal taste! Great for...
How to Grow Chard
Swiss chard is very easy to grow, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. And it looks...
Comfort Food: Creamed Brussels Sprouts
We know, you don’t like brussels sprouts—but this recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts will have you...
A Tomato Salad to Die For
There is nothing as delicious as a fully ripe, deep red, juicy, garden, heirloom tomato. Here’s a...
Soil Testing for a Better Garden
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
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Cinnamon Is the Star Spice of the Season
Every season has a star spice, and there’s no doubt that autumn ushers in the call for cinnamon to...
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Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
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Readers' Best Recipes and Their Stories
Aren’t some of the best recipes those passed down by family and friends? We’ve collected these...
Making New Plants From Cuttings
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Cover Crops for Canada
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How to Harvest and Store Onions
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
Growing Hosta Plants and Types of Hostas
With Fall just around the corner, the sun is riding lower in the sky casting longer shadows on the...
Nana’s Funny Cake recipe
Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust...
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
This delicious treat is a great alternative to banana or zucchini bread. It’s easy to make and a...
Baked Apples Filled with Sausage recipe
It’s apple season! Make apples part of your dinner time with this hearty recipe! Get the printable...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates September 2016
Use the September 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
How to Grow Your Own Popcorn
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late-summer is the perfect time to do this,...
2017 U.S. Weather Forecast—Janice Stillman
What’s in store for winter 2016–2017? Editor Janice Stillman gives some highlights. Order your copy...
Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds recipe
Try these Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook. Never...
Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe
See how to bake this Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe from the new Readers’ Best Recipes cookbook! For...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
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