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Discover Asian Pears
Growing Asian Pears: Easy...
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon fruit. A member of the North American Fruit Explorers, he had a yard that...
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How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
Easter 2017 Weather Forecast (U.S. & Canada)
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? With our Easter 2017 weather forecast, you’ll...
Planning a Square Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
7 Vegetable Gardening Tips to Save Time
Does your garden feel like an endless “To Do” list? It doesn’t have to be that way! In this short...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017
Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Garden Plans: Square Foot Garden
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. There are many surprising uses for those ashes around...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides being a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you can...
Reusing and Recycling Household Items for Gardening
Acquiring equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Follow Nature's Signs for Planting in the Garden
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s start with the best...
Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this video, learn how to use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist. Use Mulch to Reduce...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be? Plan for success! Using the Garden Planner, you can...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Landscaping Your Yard: Where to Start?
Would you like to improve the landscape design of your yard and property? Where do you start? I...
How to Grow a Flower Garden
Interested in planting a flower garden? Here are some planting tips for flower beds—plus, ...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook (U.S.)
What’s in store for spring weather? Here’s your Spring 2017 Weather Outlook—and also get your FREE ...
Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land...
Growing Onions From Seed Indoors
The first vegetables many of us start from seed indoors are onions and shallots. Learn which onions...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews! We were so excited...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada
Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian...
Spring-Cleaning Naturally: 6 Ingredients
When it comes to spring-cleaning or any kind of housecleaning, I use six admirably versatile array...
Why Join (or Start) a Community Garden?
Join (or start) a community garden! There are so many benefits beyond the camaraderie. Gardening...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
Make Your Own Potting Soil
The right potting soil is one of the secrets to gardening success. I learned long ago that it’s...
Build a Vertical Garden
With a little careful planning you can create a garden where plants that are happy to grow...
5 Super-Early Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in spring recipes that make the most of this season’s produce and harvest, including green...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In order for proper tomato plant care, it is important to stake tomatoes, provide plant supports...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2017
Use the March 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is on the menu today. Many of us make it year-round, not just for St. Patrick’s ...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
Planning a Better Vegetable Garden
Planning your garden is at the top of any gardener’s to-do list because it saves time, money, and...
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