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Tomato Diseases and...
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the luscious fruits that we wait months for come the many tomato disorders and...
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Mint Chiller: The Perfect Summertime Drink Recipe
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Plant sales are fertile hunting grounds for the unusual and inexpensive.
Every weekend in May I shopped plant sales at local botanical gardens, arboretums, garden clubs and...
Great Garden Plants
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens....
Seven savvy ways to get the most out of container gardens
Did you get a container garden or potted plants for Mother’s Day? I did. The hydrangea my son gave...
Garden Wedding Ideas: The Love Garden
Looking for garden wedding ideas? A love garden, like a relationship, benefits from harmonious...
Garden Plans: Foliage
Flowers bloom and fade, but foliage is forever—or at least for the season. Here’s a very attractive...
Vegetable Garden Plans
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs...
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...
Apple blossoms mean bagging starts in a week or two.
I’m an organic gardener and demand that my crops be free of chemicals. Apples are the most...
The ABC's of Fertilizing Containers
A continuous supply of nutrients and fertilizer is an absolute for lush container bouquets and...
Plant these radishes for their tasty seed pods
Forget those crunchy, bland, red, pink and white radishes found on relish plates. They’re tasteless...
Blog: How to Make a Container Garden Planter
I recently attended an interesting lecture on outdoor container gardening at The Boston Flower and...
Signs of Spring in the Garden: Blackbirds, flies, and bulbs are popping up everywhere
Last week, there was a foot of slushy snow on the ground. Today, as I cleaned out the front flower...
Blue Potatoes: Plant an Easy-to-Grow Heirloom in the Spring
With thoughts of crisp blue potato skins heaped with bacon bits and melted cheese, I planted my...
Black, Blue and Bi-colored: Exciting New Flowers Coming to Garden Centers in 2011
I’m able to trial the new flowers and plants a year or two before they come to the market. A few I...
Wandering Jews (Tradescantias) are valued for their stripes of white, green, silver, and purple...
Jasmine is known for its intensely fragrant blossoms that flower all year to brighten your home....
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18...
Heart-shaped cucumbers make debut
I missed it two weeks ago, but Sainsbury, the largest grocery chain in the United Kingdom, ...
Banish the winter blues by preparing for spring
After the blizzards and sub-zero temperatures of the last two months, I’m more than ready for...
Know your dirt: soil types in the garden
As you flip through seed catalogs assembling your wish list, think about dirt. It’s the most...
Clean House with Tropical Plants
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my...
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Avoid Blight with the Right Tomato
In 2009, most tomatoes grown in the eastern half of the country succumbed to late blight (...
The holidays are history, seed catalogs are piled in a basket next to a comfortable chair by the...
Seasonal Crafts: How to Make a Pumpkin-Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
Start Saving Those Vegetable Seeds!
Start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to...
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the...
Gardening: The Beer Slug Board Game
Do you have a problem with slugs in the garden? Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
5 Tips for a Butterfly-Friendly Garden
Make your yard butterfly-friendly to bring color and movement to the landscape while aiding the...
Honeybees in the Garden: As Busy As Can Bee
Honeybees provide a great service to agriculture: they pollinate more crops than any other insect,...
Blog: Garden Prep, Planting Lettuce, and Picking Rhubarb (yea!)
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but...
Getting Antsy: Ants in the Garden
Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined....
Birch Trees: Barking Up the Right Birch
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a...
Blowing in the Wind: Allergies and Pollen
If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone. Thirty-five...
Seed Swap Rules
The following rules govern the use of the Almanac.com Seed Swap. Please read these rules carefully...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty goblet-shaped crocus pushes...
Plant Guide: Vegetables & Herbs
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
Tarragon is a perennial herb with long, light green leaves and tiny greenish or yellowish white...
A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
[product:36703, See %p in action. It has so many uses!] Grow a cook's garden for fresh tastes on...
How to Cook Apple Tarts Recipe
Choose whatever apples you like for this Open-Face Apple-and-Almond Tart. Ginger Golds, Empires, ...
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