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Garden Plans: Kitchen Garden (Potager)
Below are garden plans for kitchen gardens (potagers). After you review the examples below, enjoy...
Garden Plans: Dry Gardens (Using Irrigation and Aquaponics)
Below are garden plans for dry gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more...
Garden Plans: Backyard and Family Plans
See samples of garden plans for a backyard or family garden. There’s nothing like growing fresh...
Garden Plans: Small Gardens
See four sample plans for a small garden space! Garden planning for a small-space garden is...
How to Get Rid of Weeds
Weeding can take up the majority of your time in the garden. See how to reduce time spent weeding...
Growing Greens Indoors
If you still aim to be growing and eating throughout the colder months, you can’t beat young, tasty...
Choosing the Best Seeds to Grow
There are so many seed terms (Hybrid, F1, Heirloom, Organic, AAS, AGM, Open Pollinated). In this...
Winter Garden Tips
Just because it’s winter, you don’t have to give up on your garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-...
Over-the-counter Herbs For Self-Health?
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or...
Saving Seed: How to Save Your Own Seed From Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans, etc.
Using seeds from your own plants connects you with the earth's natural cycles, and many gardeners...
Bee Buzz & Blue Berries
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
An Almanac Minute- Trees
What are the biggest trees of the forest? Check out some impressive tree facts in this month's...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Walking a Labyrinth
Ever walked the winding path of a labyrinth? My mother-in-law has created a beautiful outdoor...
Bottle Trees: Mystical Color for the Garden
When Greg Grant, then a Texas A&M University Extension agent, told me about bottle trees and...
Strategic Moves: Tips for Easier Gardening
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Skunks are handsome, skunks have style—the nobility of that roly-poly, ambling gait! Long live the...
Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden. In this video we...
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...
Thinning & Cutworms
Thinning crops is one of the most important aspects of gardening. Each and every plant needs to...
Antiquity Blooms in My Garden
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Growing Grapes in Your Backyard
Have you always wanted to have grapes in your backyard? Or, do you have an old grapevine that has...
Taste Summer Now with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Growing More In The Space You Have
Most gardeners want to grow more in the space they have: a more productive garden gives a bigger...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
The Seedy Side of Changing Climate
It’s time to start dreaming of a garden. You whip out your seed packets and cheerfully gaze at the...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
March is Jam-Packed with New Plants and Ideas
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Choosing Which Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
Choosing which vegetables to grow in your garden can be tricky. Most readers want the tastiest,...
Vegetable Garden Design Ideas
The best way to plan a successful veggie garden is to look at what other gardeners have planted and...
Salad from Garbage
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ...
Seeds and Bees
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds...
The Color Purple
I love purple, from my favorite plum designer-knockoff handbag to violet pansies in my late winter ...
Catalogues & More on Onions
Seed catalogue companies mostly send out their magazines in December. This is the period when most...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs--Part 2
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space! That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs...
Garden Seed Testing
Did you save seed packets from prior gardening seasons? Here is a system to test your garden seeds...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
An Almanac Minute: Jack-o'-lanterns
Do you know the origins and history of the Jack-o’-lantern? Here’s the scoop on carved pumpkins—in...
Sleeping with Bananas and Other Ways to Overwinter Tropicals
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long. A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. It’s...
The Great Pumpkin
New England state fairs made pumpkin history in late September. Just one day after a New Hampshire...
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