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When to Water Your...
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on
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Fall is Time for a Garden Soil Test
Happiness is a positive soil test, one that lets you know that you have been doing something right...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago and invites us all over to...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
National Farmer's Day
National Farmer’s Day, October 12, is a day to honor hardworking farmers throughout American...
The Story of One Small Farm in America
For Lauren Tyner, her passion for farming started with a goat. The now co-owner/-operator of...
Wandering Jews, also called spiderworts, are valued for the stripes of white, green, silver, and...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
National Farmer's Day: Making Money on the Farm
In honor of National Farmer’s Day (October 12), we ask the farmers how they make a living at...
National Farmer's Day: A Typical Day on the Farm
Ever wondered what’s involved in a typical day on a small farm? IS there a typical day when the...
National Farmer's Day: Lettuce Love Farm
In tribute to National Farmer’s Day (October 12), meet today’s small farm—Lettuce Love Farm—and the...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and...
Root Cellars: Handle Your Harvest With Care
If you’re planning to store your produce in a root cellar or something similar, here are tips to...
How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
How to Make Sausages in 10 Steps
Sausage-making never tasted so good! Join the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac as we share how...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
The Best Fall Flowers For Your Garden
Summer may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean that the blooms have to end! Here are...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Worms
You open a bag of whole wheat flour, a box of cereal, or a bag of dog food only to find little...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season...
Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like a fall bloomer, this is the...
Cucumbers Harvest: Best Varieties and Cucumber Uses
This year, I grew five different cucumber varieties. Here are the results so far—plus, some ideas...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out,...
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
2018 Fall Foliage Forecast: Vivid Northeast But Mixed Bag Elsewhere
Our 2018 Fall Foliage Forecast is out—and we’ll be frank: It’s a mixed bag! While vivid leaf color...
Fall Foliage Map 2018
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Why Tonight's Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about the Harvest Moon. It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s...
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...
Chrysanthemums: When to Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
Compost is the very best food you can give to the plants in your garden. However, making really...
4 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...