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Cinderella in Silk
Midnight. A whomp against the window: a glimpse of wings. Big wings. Birds leave feather-traces...
Weeds You Can Eat
Weeding your garden is important to give your vegetables and herbs the best possible chance to grow...
The Butterfly Effect
PLEASE NOTE: We have permission to share The Butterfly Effect video with Almanac readers for a...
Chelsea Flower Show: Choose Your Favorite Garden
I had the fortune of visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in England—which is over one hundred...
Urban Homesteading: Using Traditional Wisdom for an Urban Vegetable Garden
If your home is in an urban area, you can adapt traditional homesteading values to help you live...
Using Containers in Your Garden
Growing in containers is different to traditional gardening, so it’s important to understand the...
Grow More With Less Effort
What if you could reap 100% of the harvest using 20% of the space and 2% of the work? Square-Foot...
Gardening Disasters and How to Avoid Them
Spend a little time to consider potential problems! In this video, we explain five mistakes that...
The Best Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
Here's how to chose the tastiest, easy-to-grow vegetables in your garden! This video presents a...
How to Get Rid of Weeds
Weeding can take up the majority of your time in the garden. See how to reduce time spent weeding...
Choosing the Best Seeds to Grow
There are so many seed terms (Hybrid, F1, Heirloom, Organic, AAS, AGM, Open Pollinated). In this...
Winter Garden Tips
Just because it’s winter, you don’t have to give up on your garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-...
Over-the-counter Herbs For Self-Health?
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or...
Saving Seed: How to Save Your Own Seed From Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans, etc.
Using seeds from your own plants connects you with the earth's natural cycles, and many gardeners...
An Almanac Minute- Trees
What are the biggest trees of the forest? Check out some impressive tree facts in this month's...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Strategic Moves: Tips for Easier Gardening
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Skunks are handsome, skunks have style—the nobility of that roly-poly, ambling gait! Long live the...
Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden. In this video we...
Thinning & Cutworms
Thinning crops is one of the most important aspects of gardening. Each and every plant needs to...
Antiquity Blooms in My Garden
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Growing Grapes in Your Backyard
Have you always wanted to have grapes in your backyard? Or, do you have an old grapevine that has...
Taste Summer Now with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
The Seedy Side of Changing Climate
It’s time to start dreaming of a garden. You whip out your seed packets and cheerfully gaze at the...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
March is Jam-Packed with New Plants and Ideas
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Vegetable Garden Design Ideas
The best way to plan a successful veggie garden is to look at what other gardeners have planted and...
Salad from Garbage
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ...
Seeds and Bees
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds...
Catalogues & More on Onions
Seed catalogue companies mostly send out their magazines in December. This is the period when most...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs--Part 2
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space! That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs...
Garden Seed Testing
Did you save seed packets from prior gardening seasons? Here is a system to test your garden seeds...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
Sleeping with Bananas and Other Ways to Overwinter Tropicals
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long. A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. It’s...
The Great Pumpkin
New England state fairs made pumpkin history in late September. Just one day after a New Hampshire...
Travel Safe Monarchs
A week ago, I waved goodbye to the last Monarch butterflies that hatched in my garden on the...
I love sunflowers. They are so bright, beautiful, colorful and practical. I admire that, until the...
Potpourri: from the best annuals to giant cabbages
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most...
Healing Power Grows in the Garden
Gardeners take for granted their ability to plant, rake, weed and deadhead. However, when sudden...