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Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Readers' Best Recipes and Their Stories
Aren’t some of the best recipes those passed down by family and friends? We’ve collected these...
Making New Plants From Cuttings
One of my favorite aspects of gardening is plant propagation. Whether it is from seed or a cutting...
Cover Crops for Canada
A cover crop is any crop grown to provide soil cover; they can be used for purposes such as...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
Growing Hosta Plants and Types of Hostas
With Fall just around the corner, the sun is riding lower in the sky casting longer shadows on the...
Nana’s Funny Cake recipe
Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust...
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
This delicious treat is a great alternative to banana or zucchini bread. It’s easy to make and a...
Baked Apples Filled with Sausage recipe
It’s apple season! Make apples part of your dinner time with this hearty recipe! Get the printable...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
How to Grow Your Own Popcorn
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
2017 U.S. Weather Forecast—Janice Stillman
What’s in store for winter 2016–2017? Editor Janice Stillman gives some highlights. Order your copy...
Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds recipe
Try these Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook. Never...
Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe
See how to bake this Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe from the new Readers’ Best Recipes cookbook! For...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
Growing Daylilies and Daylily Propagation
The daylily really is the perfect perennial—easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free, and...
Here are tips for identifying deer damage and keeping deer out of your garden. While deer may...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage Worms? ...
Mexican Bean Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Mexican bean beetles. What Are Mexican Bean Beetles...
Cabbage Root Maggots
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots. What Are Cabbage Root Maggots...
Shifting Clouds: Retreating Toward the Poles
Recent satellite data shows that clouds have been retreating toward the poles, and that they’re...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Raspberry Honey Cake Recipe
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
Plants with Dark Foliage
It is easy to add depth to your flower garden by using plants with dark colored leaves. Burgundy...
Grilling and Roasting
Get tips on how to grill better—plus recipes for the grill.
Canning and Pickling
Learn how to can and pickle your fruits and vegetables!
Wondering when to plant what? Check out our Planting Calendar to see when to start seeds and plant...
Garden Pests and Diseases
Problems in the garden? Plant pests, diseases, or critters? Help is on the way! See our garden...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of moles in the garden or yard. What Are Moles? Moles...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
Tomato and Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent the fungal plant disease white mold. What Is...
What is anthracnose? This fungal disease affects many plants, including vegetables, fruits, and...
Gray Mold or Botrytis
Here are tips for how to identify, control, and prevent gray mold, or botrytis. What is Gray Mold?...
Rust Plant Disease
What is rust plant disease? This fungal disease affects a wide range of woody and herbaceous plants...
Controlling Pests in the Organic Garden
You don’t need chemicals to get rid of pesky garden pests: Companion planting, natural remedies,...
In, then out, of a pickle
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot or you’re going on vacation, how do you keep up with the watering? ...
La Nada: A Whole Lot of Nothing
Welcome to a whole lot of Nothing, or La Nada, a climate phenomenon that causes relatively normal...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...