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Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables! Also, see tips on how to store potatoes to keep them fresh—and some homemade...
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Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Generations of gardeners have “forced branches” in winter, bringing the beauty of forsythia, pussy...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
Cooperative Extension Services
Got gardening questions? You can ask the Almanac, but you should also know about your state’s...
Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose...
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime. It’s a perennial, which means...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day...
With our Green Bean Guide, find information on growing green beans in your garden. We’ll show you...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to create a cutting garden ...
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 free vegetable garden layout ideas—including backyard gardens, square-foot gardens...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...