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7 Vegetable Gardening Tips to Save Time
Does your garden feel like an endless “To Do” list? It doesn’t have to be that way! In this short...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada
Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian...
Why Join (or Start) a Community Garden?
Join (or start) a community garden! There are so many benefits beyond the camaraderie. Gardening...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
Planning a Better Vegetable Garden
Planning your garden is at the top of any gardener’s to-do list because it saves time, money, and...
Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat
Creating a bird-friendly environment is simply a matter of providing the creature comforts we all...
Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the...
Best Disease-Resistant Roses
When thinking about roses, most people envision hybrid teas. However, being susceptible to disease...
How to Make Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them...
10 Unusual Plant Names and Plant Lore
Who doesn’t love a good story? I am drawn to plants that have an interesting story attached to...
Cooking With Flowers
Cook with edible flowers to add color and a hint of flavor to soups, chicken, and salad dishes. ...
Give your Valentine a flowering plant instead of flowers, or ask your sweetheart for one
Valentine’s Day is a popular time to give cut flowers as a gift. Consider a flowering plant! The...
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an...
How to Make Florentine Spinach Dip
Our recipe for Florentine Spinach Dip is a crowd-pleaser and very easy to make! Perfect for any...
Signs of a Cold Winter 2017
For winter 2017, the Almanac has predicted colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the United...
The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow
What are the healthiest vegetables to grow? After all, if you’re going to plant vegetables, why not...
Become a Master Gardener
If one of your goals is to become a better gardener and contribute to your community, you should...
How to Grow Scented Geraniums
It’s only January, but already I’m tired of looking out at a bleak sheet of white. Luckily, I have...
Flowering Houseplants to Brighten Winter
Here are great flowering houseplants to brighten your winter days. These plants are practically...
How to Make a Compost Bin
Compost bins are tidier than a loose compost heap, but can be expensive to buy. Fortunately it’s...
How to Use Garden Planner Software
In this video, we demonstrate how to use the Almanac Garden Planner software—and how it can save...
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies
See how to make Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies from the Readers’ Best Recipes...
The Coldest Day of the Year?
It’s December—time for the longest night of the year. With so little warming sunlight, it will be...
Hot + Cold = Blizzard
What happens when all this warm November air meets a cold front? The potential for fierce storms...
How to Make Warm Brownie Pie
Learn how to make Warm Brownie Pie from the EATS cookbook from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This...
Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Winter Blooms
As the gardening season slows down, do you still have spring-flowering bulbs that you never planted...
Staying Warm in Winter
Need a smile on a cold winter’s day? Here’s Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac,...
A Century-Long Passion for Pumpkin Spice
There’s pumpkin-spice everything in stores this time of year. Who invented pumpkin spice? Or, where...
Garden Party Ideas
Let’s have a garden party! Set tables and chairs near the flowers or on the lawn and gather some...
How to Make Toffee Popcorn - Video Instructions
These helpful video instructions show you how to make Toffee Popcorn, a delicious snack from our...
How to Make Veggie and Lentil Chili - Video
This video shows you how to make this Not-Too-Spicy Veggie and Lentil Chili in a slow cooker. This...
Planning Your Landscape Design
Planning a landscape is an exercise in imagination. You need to think, dream, and ponder. What do...
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe How-To Video
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe adds pumpkin for a much loved seasonal taste! Great for...
Comfort Food: Creamed Brussels Sprouts
We know, you don’t like brussels sprouts—but this recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts will have you...
A Tomato Salad to Die For
There is nothing as delicious as a fully ripe, deep red, juicy, garden, heirloom tomato. Here’s a...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...