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Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon
is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old practice of
planting by the Moon’s phase
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Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Generations of gardeners have “forced branches” in winter, bringing the beauty of forsythia, pussy...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always inter-planted this...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Cooperative Extension Services
Got gardening questions? You can ask the Almanac, but you should also know about your state’s...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown...
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime. It’s a perennial, which means...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day...
With our Green Bean Guide, find information on growing green beans in your garden. We’ll show you...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to create a cutting garden ...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 free vegetable garden layout ideas—including backyard gardens, square-foot gardens...
Companion Planting Garden Layouts
This year, don’t just plant a vegetable garden—plant a “companion” vegetable garden which takes...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a flower garden! We’ll help you get started planning a flower bed with sample plans and...
Garden Plans for Homesteads and Small Farms
What is homesteading? It’s really a mind-set—a desire to be self-sufficient. Learn more about...
Garden Plan for 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...
Dry Garden Plans: Layouts for Dry, Desert Climates
The Dry Garden Plan is for gardeners who live in drought-sensitive areas or a desert climates. Here...
Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Layouts
How do you design a small vegetable garden? We’re here to help with complimentary small garden...
What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food...
Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in...
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layouts
Interested in a growing food in a raised garden bed? Here are raised garden bed plans and layouts...
Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
Dreaming of a kitchen garden—and accessing the freshest veggies and herbs easily? Here are six...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Greg M.
Greg grew most of his family’s food for the year in his backyard garden, building raised beds out...
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