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Prepare for Japanese Beetles
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Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your...
Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the easiest vegetable to grow. I actually gave up on them years ago as...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign November 2017
Use the November 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Worms
You open a bag of whole wheat flour, a box of cereal, or a bag of dog food to find little worms or...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up the Lawn, Home, and Garden
While fall cleanup may not be much fun, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2017, the Harvest Moon falls in October. When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special?...
How to Cook Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed
Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox next falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Planting Zones for the U.S. and Canada
Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Fruit to Grow in Pots: Best Varieties
Blueberries, cherries, and other small fruit shrubs produce faster in big tubs and pots! Here are...
How to Make a Row Cover Tunnel
In this short video we show you how to make a simple hooped row cover to protect your plants,...
What are those bugs on your squash? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of...
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...
2018 Winter Weather Forecast
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2018 Winter Weather...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
A Second Spring: Fall Gardening
Even though the calendar says it is fall, we have been enjoying a second spring in the garden....
Extending Your Growing Season: Using Row Covers, Cold Frames, and More Techniques
Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your...
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