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Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains...
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardeners’ back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner...
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How to Start a School Garden
When kids are back in school, it’s the perfect time to plan a school garden. Children who grow...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
10 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
September Song: September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
The Good Side of Goldenrod
If you are sneezing up a storm right now please don’t blame the goldenrod! Most allergies are...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans are hard at work canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting the...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. American natives, sunflowers are grown for beauty and...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step-by-Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign September 2017
Use the September 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a...
Hey—What’s that smell? If you think you’ve got a skunk hanging around your yard, it’s time to act!...
Frost Dates Chart for United States
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our U.S. frost dates chart, below,...
Frost Dates Chart for Canada
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our Canadian frost dates chart,...
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These quick and easy ice cream cone cupcakes are great for any party! They’re fun to make and a...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids or cabbage worm can be very...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Tomato Diseases and Disorders
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the...
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide
Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Have you ever heard of these weird plant names? Learn how the plants below got such unique names,...
Growing Japanese Iris
If you love Siberian and bearded irises, you have to give their Japanese cousin a try. They bloom...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign August 2017
Use the August 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Squash and Zucchini
Squash, especially zucchini, is a prolific vegetable! Easy to grow, each plant will produce several...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
Enjoy easy zucchini recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini brownies! Have fun with 15 ways to use...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they are...
Pole and bush beans (more commonly called green beans) are a tender vegetable and a great addition...
Cantaloupes—or muskmelons—are a delicious, heat-loving fruit with a relatively long growing season...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
Tips on Planting Lettuce in the Garden
A crop that can be planted often is lettuce. This is actually my husband’s favorite so I plant...
Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible...
How to Water Vegetables for Better Taste
Improve the flavor of tomatoes and other vegetables just by the way you water your garden. Here’s ...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather...
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