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The 2021 Planting Dates!
The 2021 gardening calendar details your first spring planting dates and final fall planting dates for the U.S. and Canada.
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Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
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Gardening by the Moon
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Gardening in Miniature
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Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
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Container Gardening with Vegetables
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How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
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How to Make a Row Cover Tunnel
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3 Garden Planning Mistakes to Avoid
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2020 Garden Guide
The 2020 Garden Guide, from the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is colorful comprehensive, and...
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Winter has barely begun, but if you haven’t started planning next summer’s garden, now is a good...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
We apply fertilizer to make our plants grow better. But when do we apply fertilizer? And how do we...
The Beauty and Benefits of Snow in the Garden
Whatever you may think of snow (and snow removal!), remember the old saying, “A good winter with...
Ordering Garden Seeds
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Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Easter Cactus
Is your Christmas Cactus blooming in November? You probably have a Thanksgiving Cactus! Yes, there...
Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
When there is snow on the ground, it is easy to see who has been visiting the garden when we are...
The Amazing Ways That Plants Disperse Seeds
In autumn, ever noticed all the seeds scattering? Plants are launching their offspring into the...
How to Grow Ginger Indoors
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Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously...
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The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
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How to Grow a Bonsai Tree
A few years ago I was given a beautiful bonsai container and decided to try my hand at growing a...
Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
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Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
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Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
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7 Favorite Egg Recipes
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Seasonal Crafts: Apple Heads
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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
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Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
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Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
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Ski and Snow Forecast 2020 From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
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