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When to Water Your...
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on
watering your garden
—plus, a chart of when and how much to...
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Companion Planting Garden Layouts
This year, don’t just plant a vegetable garden—plant a “companion” vegetable garden which takes...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a flower garden! We’ll help you get started planning a flower bed with sample plans and...
Garden Plans for Homesteads and Small Farms
What is homesteading? It’s really a mind-set—a desire to be self-sufficient. Learn more about...
What to Grow in a Kitchen Garden
Kitchen gardens are making a comeback! We all want the freshest and most nutritious, flavorful food...
Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in...
Garden Plan for Vegetables that Grow in Partial Shade
Not all of us are blessed with a sunny gardening space! Gardeners with more shade than sun need to...
Dry Garden Plans: Layouts for Dry, Desert Climates
The Dry Garden Plan is for gardeners who live in drought-sensitive areas or a desert climates. Here...
Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Layouts
How do you design a small vegetable garden? We’re here to help with complimentary small garden...
Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are...
Kitchen Garden Layouts (Potager)
Dreaming of a kitchen garden—and accessing the freshest veggies and herbs easily? Here are six...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Greg M.
Greg grew most of his family’s food for the year in his backyard garden, building raised beds out...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Christine G.
The garden planner review by Christine highlights the edible flowers that can be mixed into the...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
It’s hard to capture how the Garden Planner makes a difference, but beginner gardener Lisa M....
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...
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for two out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing...
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...