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Plant Colorful Zinnias
are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden, so...
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Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
See how our Almanac readers have used the Garden Planner to create wonderful gardens! From raised...
Without proper ventilation, it doesn’t take long for indoor pollutants to build up to unhealthy...
Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! Using soil amendments, you can turn your poor garden soil...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring is right around the corner....
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
Companion Planting Guide
Do you follow the principles of companion planting in your garden? See our tips on what plants to...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant in the spring. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—...
What is Hydroponics? | The Basics of Hydroponic Systems
Did you know that you can grow plants without soil? Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening—which...
10 Tips for Starting a Balcony Garden
How do you start a garden in an apartment or condo? If you have access to a balcony, rooftop,...
Choosing Which Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
Choosing which vegetables to grow in your garden can be tricky. Most readers want the tastiest,...
5 Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables...
Create a Microclimate Garden to Increase Harvest
Garden microclimates have the potential to dramatically boost harvests—if you know how to use them...
Containers and Window Boxes: Instant Garden!
Everyone would like a yard full of flowers, but we often don’t have the right space or enough time...
Dwarf and Mini Vegetables for Containers
Join the move towards minimalism! Mini- and dwarf vegetables provide hefty harvests from small pots...
10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a...
Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Create a romantic garden this year! A “love garden,” like a relationship, benefits from harmonious...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to...
How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and...
Why February Is Cold
Our coldest months are December, January, and February in North America. Someone recently asked me...
How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
If you need an escape from winter cold but can’t afford a ticket to the tropics, why not try your...
New Award-Winning Plants to Grow in 2019
If you want to try some eye-catching new plants this year, take a look at the 2019 AAS (All-America...
African violets are small houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over...
Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with raised garden beds. Here are five excellent tips for ensuring a...
Bottle Trees: Mystical Color for the Garden
When Greg Grant, then a Texas A&M University Extension agent, told me about bottle trees and...
2019 Garden Guide
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is proud to present the latest edition of the Garden Guide, an annual that...
Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
Preparing Soil for Planting
When it comes to growing a healthy and productive garden, soil preparation is key! Here are some...
10 Tips to Maximize the Yield of Your Garden Harvest
This year, let’s harvest even more from our vegetable gardens! But just what are the most effective...
Make the Best Use of Space With the Garden Planner
Make best use of space with the Almanac Garden Planner! Plus, discover all other ways that an...
Most Cost-Effective Vegetables for Your Garden
Interested in which vegetable crops are most cost-effective for your home garden? Growing crops...
Home-grown lettuce is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A content—to the store-bought...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for beginners will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables...
10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Tired of growing the same varieties of veggies year after year? To diversify (and hone your skills...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
The Best Winter Bird Foods
When you feed winter birds, consider bird food that is normally available to birds in winter. Here...
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden Guide...
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