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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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March Birth Flowers
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Rain Garden Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two...
10 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Garden
An “eco-friendly” garden or landscape is really just about working with nature, not against it! In...
Phenology: Planting by Nature's Signs
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from puling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening...
When Pests Invade the Home
Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests or—to use the...
Best Plants for Edible Landscaping
With an edible landscape, some of your plants are actually herbs or fruit or vegetables that you...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Instead of buying a flower bouquet to lift the spirits in winter, simply prune a (non-essential)...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
Growing Wildflowers: List of Native Plants
Native wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
Even though onions are cheap enough to buy by the bagful, for the greatest variety, you have to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2018
Use the March 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—even if snow...
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
This Lentil and Brown Rice Soup recipe is a perfect introduction to cooking hearty, comforting...
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques that you...
6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But...
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe...
With hundreds of combinations of leaf color, shape, size, and texture, there are endless varieties ...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Without proper ventilation, it doesn’t take long for indoor pollutants to build up to unhealthy...
Flowers With Romantic Names
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
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
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. It can be difficult to grow; it only likes...
Bird Food Recipes for Winter
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s...
Bee Houses for Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are a biennial typically grown as an annual. They are root vegetables grown...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the...
African violets are small, easy-to-grow houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Raspberries are among the easiest fruits to grow and, for the space they occupy, produce even more...
The perennial columbine, also known as Granny’s Bonnet, blooms from mid-spring to early summer....
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