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A Garden Planner Intro
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In this video, we demonstrate how to use the Almanac Garden Planner software—and how it can save you time and money.
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December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other—one being a bulb and the other an...
Homemade Bird Food Recipes
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but...
How to Make Hummingbird Nectar
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Learn how to make homemade hummingbird food and attract hummingbirds...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
If you compost, stash a pile of leaves to use as dry material next year. Dry (brown) material is...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
How to Grow a Bonsai Tree
A few years ago I was given a beautiful bonsai container and decided to try my hand at growing a...
Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
This Thanksgiving, as you’re preparing the family feast, don’t forget about your favorite feline...
Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. For many people, this...
Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Plan out your garden now for the greatest success later...
Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
Reclaiming Your Garden Soil
Reclaim a weedy patch, small field, farmland, or large garden with soil that is either spent or...
Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
Cauliflower is a sun-loving, cool-season crop to grow in spring and fall. It can be a temperamental...
7 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. By planning your growing season and providing...
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune...
Best Indoor Plants for Low Light
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
Chrysanthemums or “mums” are associated with autumn, appearing in jewel colors in garden centers in...
Seasonal Crafts: Apple Heads
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these easy instructions...
All About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, as well as tips for growing this American native and ...
How to Bring Outdoor Plants Indoors
When frost threatens, it’s time to move many of your outside plants indoors. Many tender bulbs,...
African violets are small houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters”? A number of Native...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...
Fall is Time for a Garden Soil Test
Happiness is a positive soil test, one that lets you know that you have been doing something right...
Home-grown strawberries are far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why?...
Easy Houseplants for Your Home
Have you caught the houseplant bug? See our list of favorite easy-care houseplants and find the...
Green beans are a staple of every vegetable garden because they are easy to grow—even in limited...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Our Growing Guide to Beets covers planting, growing, and harvesting. A staple in our garden, beets...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to...