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Remove Excess Leaves. Here's Why.
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up...
While fall cleanup may not be much
, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful colors of the season. In case you’re having trouble finding the...
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The Value of Leaves
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and...
Six Types of Salt and How to Use Each
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the...
Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
7 Ways to Use Leaves in Your Garden
Great Ways to Use Autumn Leaves in Your Garden In this video, we explain how fallen leaves are a...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Chrysanthemums: When to Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
Find expert advice on planting, growing, harvesting, picking, storing, and cooking apples! Apples...
Monarch Butterflies: Chrysalis Watch
For several weeks we have seen monarch butterflies flitting around our gardens—stopping to take...
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season...
How to Start a School Garden
When kids are back in school, it’s the perfect time to plan a school garden. Children who grow...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long-range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
10 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
September Song: September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
The Good Side of Goldenrod
If you are sneezing up a storm right now please don’t blame the goldenrod! Most allergies are...
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans are hard at work canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting the...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. American natives, sunflowers are grown for beauty and...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step-by-Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
Flower Meanings: Language of Flowers
Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning. The...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign September 2017
Use the September 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a...
Houseplant Growing Tips
Houseplants can add color and beauty to your home! Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants...
Frost Dates Chart for United States
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our U.S. frost dates chart, below,...
Frost Dates Chart for Canada
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our Canadian frost dates chart,...
Hey—What’s that smell? If you think you’ve got a skunk hanging around your yard, it’s time to act!...
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These quick and easy ice cream cone cupcakes are great for any party! They’re fun to make and a...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids or cabbage worm can be very...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Common Milkweed and Its Natural Remedies
Common milkweed is a useful and abundant plant that has been featured in many natural remedies in...
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. We plant onions early in...
Tomato Diseases and Disorders
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through plant care through harvesting—and even...
How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide
Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Have you ever heard of these weird plant names? Learn how the plants below got such unique names,...
Growing Japanese Iris
If you love Siberian and bearded irises, you have to give their Japanese cousin a try. They bloom...
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