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Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains...
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardeners’ back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner...
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Growing Potatoes in a Trash Can
View this video of a great gardening container for growing potatoes—and experience the fun of trash...
Blog: It's Blueberry Time
In August, the blueberry bushes here in New Hampshire overflow with berries. Birds love them and so...
Blog: Ants in the Mailbox
A few weeks ago, I had a surprise one morning when I opened my mailbox to put in a letter. Inside...
Blog: Root Cellars Return
Have you been intrigued by the increased chatter about root cellars? They seem to be experiencing a...
Blog: The Tomato Circle: Planting Tomatoes Horizontally
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant...
Blog: The Lazy Composter
I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy,...
The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps...
Easiest Ever Gardening Container
See how to plant herbs in the easiest-ever container garden! The Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
Pruning Pointers for Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut...
Planting Tools and Techniques
For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from...
Sunflowers: Smiling Faces for Sunny Places
The smiling faces of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in your yard are sure to brighten up...
Flowers: Annuals and Perennials to Start Indoors
Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed. Note: not all...
Growing Roses: Tips and Advice
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our...
The History of Roses: Living Legends
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history. Roses’ links to antiquity are...
Lily Flowers: Will the Real Lily Please Stand Up?
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some...
Watering Devices: Do It Yourself!
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1....
Rain Barrels: Harvest Your Water!
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients....
When is Soil Ready for Planting?
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....
Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the...
Coping with Drought
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-...
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their...
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common...
Make a Window Box
Have you ever wanted a window box blooming with color in front of your kitchen window? Boxes can be...
Growing Guide: Herbs
Growing herbs is fairly easy to do. The below Growing Guide to Herbs chart will take you...
African Violets: Fusspots
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape....
Care of Tropical Bulbs
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac...
Best Bulbs for Naturalizing
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they...
Flower Bulb Growing Tips
Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Turn the soil over to a depth...
Best Berries to Grow in Your Garden
Here’s a great chart listing the best berries to grow in your garden by region and by variety of...
Weed Control: How to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types...
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of...
Plants for Fall Color
Add an extra season of interest with fall-blooming flowers, colorful shrubs, and other plants that...
Ground Cover Choices
A baffling problem for many gardeners is what to grow in hot, dry, or gravelly areas that are too...
Lawn Problems and Cures
Do you have lawn problems that need a cure? Walt Whitman called weeds “plants whose virtues have...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...
Great Gifts for Gardeners
My son asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners are always thrilled...
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