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Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe...
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Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Without proper ventilation, it doesn’t take long for indoor pollutants to build up to unhealthy...
Flowers With Romantic Names
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
Best Winter Bird Foods
When you feed winter birds, consider bird food that is normally available to birds in winter. Here...
When to Start Seeds
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. It can be difficult to grow; it only likes...
Bird Food Recipes for Winter
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but...
Garden Plans: Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade
Not all of us are blessed with a sunny gardening space! Gardeners with more shade than sun need to...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Whether you’re a beginner with a single pot or an old hand planting an entire plot, our Vegetable...
Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Have you ever heard of solitary bees? We’re talking about the truly wild, native bees species—such...
Bee Houses for Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are a biennial typically grown as an annual. They are root vegetables grown...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the...
African violets are small, easy-to-grow houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Raspberries are among the easiest fruits to grow and, for the space they occupy, produce even more...
The perennial columbine, also known as Granny’s Bonnet, blooms from mid-spring to early summer....
Salvias (also known as sages) flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they...
Also known as “rocket” or “roquette,” arugula is a fast-growing, cool-season salad green that adds...
A native perennial favorite, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its...
Snake plants, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, are one of the easiest house plants to take...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
Marjoram is a low-growing herb, perfect as a garden edging or planted in a container or window box...
Originally from East Asia, edamame is relatively new to North America—especially to home gardeners...
Lavender is a bushy, strong-scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean. In most regions, its...
Companion Planting Guide
Do you follow the principles of companion planting in your garden? See our tips on what plants to...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2018
Use the February 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Top Succulent Plants for the Home
This time of year, the air in my house seems desert-dry and many of my houseplants are beginning to...
10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Grow an even tastier vegetable garden this year! Here are some of the easiest vegetables to grow...
5 Ways to Start Seeds Earlier
Warmer days may still be some ways off, but you can start off many vegetables today to enjoy a...
Planning Your Dream Garden
January is for garden planning here at the Almanac. The weather outside may be frightful, but...
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