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Christmas Tree Care
How to Care for a Christmas...
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right away, watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of...
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Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
The Best Winter Bird Foods
When you feed winter birds, consider bird food that is normally available to birds in winter. Here...
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden Guide...
Gardening and Home Brewing
From the earliest days, Americans and their presidents have been brewing. Ever brewed your own beer...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Angela F.
You don’t have to be a pro to make great use of our tool! Here’s a review of the Almanac Garden...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
Enjoy this real customer review—and great garden photos—of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Augustín R.
What an interesting customer review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! Augustin R. has...
Peace lilies are one of the most common houseplants because they’re easy to grow and beautiful, too...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy...
How to Garden on a Budget
In this short video, we show you how to plan a beautiful and productive vegetable garden that won’t...
How to Use Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden
If you have a fireplace or woodstove, use wood ashes to improve garden soil! Wood ash is full of...
8 Reasons Why a Vegetable Garden Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Which hobby helps you live longer? Turns out it’s gardening! If you’re resolved to live a healthier...
Start Saving Those Vegetable Seeds!
Start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to...
Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
In this video, see a step-by-step guide on how to grow salads in containers for fresh, young leaves...
Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here’s are some tips that...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
Winter Solstice 2018 Brings a Full Moon and Meteor Shower!
Winter solstice 2018 brings a wonderful weekend of night sky wonders—a full Moon, a meteor shower,...
A Wet, Shivery New Year's Eve to Ring in 2019
Whether you’re planning to ring in the new year at an outdoor celebration or in the comfort of your...
How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
Here’s how make your own potting soil for your containers and pots! Using the right potting soil is...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath,...
7 Important Lessons for Beginner Gardeners
Gardeners, no matter what their level of expertise, love to swap stories. The funny thing is that...
10 Gardening Gifts for the Holidays
Do you have a garden lover or nature lover in your life? Or, like us, perhaps YOU are that garden...
How to Make Biodegradable Garden Pots
If you’re thinking about planting lots of seeds, make biodegradable seed pots. They’re easy to make...
Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
Grow an Indoor Salad Garden From Stems
Start an easy salad garden without planting a single seed! Everybody needs a food garden. No...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Latin for Gardeners: What Plant Names Reveal!
What’s in a name? Gardeners have a language all their own and I don’t mean the language of flowers...
Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
Now that we have snow on the ground, it is easy to see who has been visiting the garden when we are...
2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America...
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: 5 Simple Steps
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Here’s how to grow in 5...
Growing Holly Bushes: Popular Varieties
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as...
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also...
What is a Labyrinth Garden?
Labyrinth gardens are meant as a place for personal contemplation and renewal. See pictures of our...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...