Gardening Articles

Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150 species to choose... read more
Seed starting has begun at our house and the first vegetables we start from seed indoors are the... read more
Sign up now! The June 2016 Garden-to-Table Experience is the best garden tour ever! Join The Old... read more
Grow a tasty vegetable garden this year! Here are the 10 easiest vegetable crops to start from seed... read more
Ready for a tropical interlude? Luckily, I only had to go as far as our state’s Orchid Society’s... read more
Here’s our quick guide for the beginner vegetable gardener. Whether you’re a beginner or an old... read more
There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon from the early 1990’s about recycling. It shows a long stream... read more
Ever tried sowed seeds outside in the hard winter ground? My friend, Jackie Caserta told me about... read more
Peas are a cool-season crop, now coming in three separate varieties to suit your garden and cooking... read more
Contemplating your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground... read more
Spring will be off to a very early start in 2016, thanks to leap day weirdness! Have you noticed... read more
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. In fact, you... read more
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re... read more
To save on heating bills, most of us have insulated our homes to the max, replaced drafty old... read more
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous... read more
Squash is a seasonal vegetable. It is very susceptible to frost and heat damage, but with proper... read more
Have you read the latest science news? “Jays and crows act as ecosystem engineers”?  These birds... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
The Gardening by the Moon 2016 calendar is longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition.... read more
Our “Gardening by the Moon” calendar is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. According to... read more
Here’s a list of Garden Seed Catalogs and Web sites for Canada.  If you’re seeking a list of U.S.... read more
Contact these garden seed catalogs and mail-order sources to order plants and products. For a list... read more
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace... read more
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season... read more
Ever wish you could have an apple orchard in your backyard? You can—in the space of a single tree—... read more
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill... read more
Here are tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors. Before You Start ... read more
Celery is a long-season crop that can be tricky to grow, some might say, the trickiest of all. It... read more
Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore over... read more
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It... read more
It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to ensure success in a garden. Plants have to grow... read more
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always interplanted this... read more
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,... read more
If you are in need of some flowering companions to get you through the cold days of winter, look... read more
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,... read more
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is... read more
I had the great fortune to participate in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Tour in June, 2015 and... read more
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that... read more
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t... read more

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