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Plant Colorful Zinnias
are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden, so...
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In, then out, of a pickle
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot or you’re going on vacation, how do you keep up with the watering? ...
La Nada: A Whole Lot of Nothing
Welcome to a whole lot of Nothing, or La Nada, a climate phenomenon that causes relatively normal...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Plant a Tomato Pizza Pie Garden
Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is back to show you how to grow a tomato pizza...
Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family
Before you start buying seeds or preparing your soil for planting, have you worked out how much...
5 Garden Hacks for Seed-Sowing Success
Find out how to improve seed germination rates, save time and make sowing easier, giving your...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Snow Poor Man's Fertilizer
Each month, we share a reader’s weather question–and answer it! This month, the question is: Why is...
Build Cheap and Productive Raised Garden Beds
Here’s how to build cheap raised garden beds with cedar or concrete, as well as what to plant in ...
How Many Plants Do You Need for Your Space?
How many flowers or plants do you need for your garden bed or space? Avoid the nursery and find out...
Praying Mantis: Beneficial Insects
The praying mantis is a beneficial insect that preys on bothersome insects. Explore praying mantis...
Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how...
Reusing Plant Pots and Containers
Reuse and recycle your plant pots and containers with these smart ideas! 6 Ingenious Ways to Reuse...
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Simple Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates July 2016
Use the July 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Dragonflies: Facts, Symbolic Meaning, and Habitat
The dragonfly and its smaller cousin, the damselfly, belong to an ancient order of insects known as...
Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies, or lightning bugs, have been captivating humans for centuries with their beautiful...
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
Morning Glory Vines: Favorite Varieties
Most of my favorite flowering vines are in the plant family Ipomoea. The most common member of this...
Apple Rhubarb Crunch Recipe
This tasty fruit crunch is easy to make and full of delicious flavor! It was a hit in our kitchen!...
Floods Take Texas, Rinse and Repeat
May came and with it, once again, floods hit Texas. The Lone Star State is always grateful for good...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates June 2016
Use the June 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Growing Guide: Spring-Planted Bulbs
See how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guesswork out of planting bulbs....
Design a Garden for Flowers All Summer Long
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer...
Landscaping for Low Maintenance
Using low-maintenance landscaping techniques can reduce much of your yard work. Mowing, weeding,...
Growing Blueberries: A Plant for All Seasons
If you are thinking of adding a new flowering shrub to your landscape, why not consider a highbush ...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Container Gardening with Flowers
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
Zodiac for Gardeners
Here are zodiac profiles for gardeners based on the signs. ARIES (March 21 to April 20) Aries...
The Cicadas Are Coming! The Cicadas Are Coming!
Cicadas do not have red coats like the colonial British soldiers had, but many sport red eyes and...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Growing Herbs in the Garden
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
Stinky corpse flowers put on a good show indoors
I look forward to the vivid burgundy vase-like, stinking corpse flowers of March every year— which...
Growing Melons in the Garden
This is such a hopeful time in my garden. Nothing has gone wrong yet, no bugs have attacked and no ...
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the...
Back to the Garden
I count among my greatest achievements the fact that I’ve eaten something from the hillside garden...
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