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Organic Soil Amendments Explained
So, you just got your soil test results and they are recommending that you use things like...
How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
NPK Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the NPK ratio? What is nitrogen, phosphorous and...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
Weed Control Techniques
Weeds can be quite a nuisance in the garden, so here are some techniques for ridding your property...
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring...
Celery is a long-season crop that can be tricky to grow—some might say, the trickiest of all. Here’...
Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small...
Aphids Pest Control Tips & How to Protect Your Plants
Here are five ways to banish bothersome aphids—without resorting to pesticides for pest control!...
Cooperative Extension Services
Contact your local state cooperative extension Web site to get help with tricky insect problems,...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how. Yes,...
Full Moon for April 2018
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2018—also called the Pink Moon. Enjoy the facts, folklore, and ...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s how to grow fig trees...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Hydrangea Care: Pruning Hydrangea Varieties
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn how to prune ...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? See our list to find ...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Weeds as Indicator Plants
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your...
Rhododendron Care and Growing Tips
In late spring, the rhododendrons are blooming! Here’s more about this stunning flowering shrub—...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
We are pleased to share these delicious winning recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide...
Spinach, a super–cold-hardy vegetable, is a tender-leafed crop that can be planted in very early...
Cherry trees are a sight to behold in the spring, when they’re covered in white or pink blossoms....
Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign June 2017
Use the June 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cutworms in the garden. What are ...
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how...
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. Here’s how to grow...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Here’s how...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden. What...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Purple coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are attractive and rugged flowers that draw...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What are the birth flowers of your loved ones? Listed below, we have birth flowers by month as well...
What are those green garden beetles? Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese...
Learn how to get rid of rabbits and keep them out of your garden with these tips. Why Would You...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
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