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How to Design a Moon Garden
A Moon garden can be enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan a Moon garden—with flowers that open in the evening, plants that release...
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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...
Plant a Tomato Pizza Pie Garden
Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is back to show you how to grow a tomato pizza...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Build Cheap and Productive Raised Garden Beds
Here’s how to build cheap raised garden beds with cedar or concrete, as well as what to plant in ...
How Many Plants Do You Need for Your Space?
How many flowers or plants do you need for your garden bed or space? Avoid the nursery and find out...
Snow Poor Man's Fertilizer
Each month, we share a reader’s weather question–and answer it! This month, the question is: Why is...
Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how...
Reusing Plant Pots and Containers
Reuse and recycle your plant pots and containers with these smart ideas! 6 Ingenious Ways to Reuse...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
Morning Glory Vines: Favorite Varieties
Most of my favorite flowering vines are in the plant family Ipomoea. The most common member of this...
Apple Rhubarb Crunch Recipe
This tasty fruit crunch is easy to make and full of delicious flavor! It was a hit in our kitchen!...
Design a Garden for Flowers All Summer Long
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer...
Floods Take Texas, Rinse and Repeat
May came and with it, once again, floods hit Texas. The Lone Star State is always grateful for good...
Landscaping for Low Maintenance
Using low-maintenance landscaping techniques can reduce much of your yard work. Mowing, weeding,...
Growing Blueberries: A Plant for All Seasons
If you are thinking of adding a new flowering shrub to your landscape, why not consider a highbush ...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Zodiac for Gardeners
Here are zodiac profiles for gardeners based on the signs. ARIES (March 21 to April 20) Aries...
The Cicadas Are Coming! The Cicadas Are Coming!
Cicadas do not have red coats like the colonial British soldiers had, but many sport red eyes and...
Growing Herbs in the Garden
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
Stinky corpse flowers put on a good show indoors
I look forward to the vivid burgundy vase-like, stinking corpse flowers of March every year— which...
Growing Melons in the Garden
This is such a hopeful time in my garden. Nothing has gone wrong yet, no bugs have attacked and no ...
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the...
Back to the Garden
I count among my greatest achievements the fact that I’ve eaten something from the hillside garden...
An Early Winter 2016 Weather Prediction
Now that winter is over, it’s time to look to the year ahead to see our most likely weather over...
How to Build a Garden Bed
How to Build a Garden Bed from The 2016 Garden Guide! You do not need to spend a lot of money to...
Best Crabapples for Your Yard
Everyday I pass a roadside row of old crabapples on my way to work. They are beautiful trees in all...
Basil Varieties for the Garden
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150...
Raspberries: Health Benefits
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Tune in to The Old Farmer’s Almanac monthly podcasts, including the long-running “Garden Musings”...
Dandelion Health Benefits
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring...
Fruit Kvass Recipe: Fermented Drink
See how to make fruit kvass, a fermented drink that’s probiotic-rich, refreshing, and hydrating!...
Landscaping with Myrtle: The Sorcerer's Violet
Myrtle (Vinca spp.) is among the hardiest of evergreen ground covers, hardy to Zone 4 and growing...
Growing the Siberian Iris
When you hear the word “iris,” do you see a big bearded beauty rising up above swordlike leaves?...
More Good Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables
Think about plants. We can learn from the way they keep themselves healthy, and there are many ways...
Plant Guides: Flowers, Bulbs, Roses, Shrubs, Houseplants
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
Early Spring Weather Warmer Than Normal
This year, the early spring weather really is warmer than normal. Nope, you did not imagine it! You...