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Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. See how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook these lovely...
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How to Make Hummingbird Nectar
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Learn how to make homemade hummingbird food and attract hummingbirds...
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Often thought of as weeds, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually the plant of a thousand...
Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way...
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
Upcycled Garden Projects: Repurpose Old Items
The garden is a great place to recycle old items into new. From transforming tins into planters to...
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Here are your...
Cooperative Extension Services
Got gardening questions? You can ask the Almanacbut you should also know about your own state’s...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. When do we plant these North American natives? How...
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
Here’s how to make your own compost—the very best food that you can give to your plants. Making...
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Today’s roses are no longer high-maintenance divas!! Discover easy-to-grow rose varieties —from...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on, peanuts are...
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants...
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
It’s time for fiddlehead season again! Harvesting the young tips of the ostrich fern is a May...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
Gardening for Health in Coronavirus Quarantine
These are trying times for sure, but it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are even positives to...
Gardening for the Pantry: Vegetables for Storing
Grow some vegetables that can be enjoyed long after the gardening season is done. If you wish to...
5 Important Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden
There’s so much to consider when planning a vegetable garden, from what to grow and where, to the...
How to Design a Moon Garden
A moon garden can enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan a...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? In pioneer days, rhubarb was literally called the “pie plant” (for...
Stay Calm and Plant Something
One of the most hopeful things we can do in troubled times is to plant a garden. Planting a seed is...
How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many tempting tomato...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
Butterflies and bees do such incredible work pollinating our crops. So let’s show them some love—by...
How to Grow Gooseberries From Planting to Harvest
Discover how to grow gooseberries! From planting your first gooseberry bush to harvesting the sweet...
How to Grow Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Easy Grains
When we think about food gardening, we don’t usually think of seeds and grains—where do they fit in...
How to Grow Squash From Planting to Harvest
Squashes are among the most thrilling vegetables you can grow. Speed, vitality and generous...
6 Handy Garden Tips and Clever Shortcuts!
Whether you want to make eggshell seed starters, kitchen scrap fertilizer or an organic weedkiller...
Worm Composting 101: How to Make a Simple Worm Bin
Wonderful wiggling worms are the starting point to healthy soil and can create truly awesome...
5 Best Vegetables and Fruit for Containers
Growing vegetables and fruit in containers offers flexibility and is great for small spaces. Some...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...
How to Plant a Bare-root Fruit Tree Step-by-Step
Bare-root trees are much less expensive than pot-grown plants and are available between autumn and...
How to Transplant Seedlings
If you started plants from seed, the seedlings often come up crowded and need to be “pricked out”—...
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our...
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee...
Recycling for a More Productive Vegetable Garden
Gardening needn’t be expensive. By recycling or repurposing garden items, you can make something...