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Early Spring Lawn Care
Common Lawn Problems:...
When the blossom on forsythia is swelling, it’s time to think about lawn care. A basic spring weed treatment is the very minimum. Addressing weeds
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Blue Potatoes: Plant an Easy-to-Grow Heirloom in the Spring
Why blue potatoes? Why not? First, THIS is what potatoes looked like originally, when first used...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Orchid Babies! Potting an Orchid Keiki
One of my orchids had babies! Yes, many orchids grow little baby plants or”keiki.” You can remove...
Clover, Shamrocks, and Oxalis: What's the Difference?
Many of us remember being kids looking for the “four-leaf clover.” That brings us to today’s garden...
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy...
Purple Reigns! Why Purple Foods Are Good for You
Purple power! Did you know that purple vegetables and fruit aren’t just colorful? These edibles are...
How to Attract Worms to Your Garden
Earthworms are nature’s original gardeners! Their tunnels help aerate and loosen the soil, making...
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Lawn Care Tips: Fertilizing, Seeding, Weeding, Mowing
Do you have a healthy lawn? Here are over 10 secrets to lawn care for a more stress-tolerant,...
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
Ferns are fascinating! This ancient family of plants—which lived BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth—...
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
A Spring Song: Wood Frogs, Peepers, and Frog Chorus
The wood frog, which literally freezes its body, comes back from the dead. The spring peeper calls...
Build a Bug Hotel
Not all insects should be considered pests. Some insects are crucial to the success of fruits and...
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in...
Weeds as Indicator Plants
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Kitchen Garden Plants: Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces
Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grown in smaller spaces and containers. So,...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
What is Aquaponics? | The Basics of Aquaponic Systems
Aquaponics is a gardening method that leverages the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is an easy-to-follow method of planting vegetables which makes...
Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
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-...
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...
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...
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!...