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Tomato Diseases and...
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the luscious fruits that we wait months for come the many tomato disorders and...
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Soil Testing for a Better Garden
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
What to Expect from Fall Foliage This Year
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How...
Where Does Pepper Come From? History, Origin, and Uses
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know how pepper grows? Find out...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Cinnamon Is the Star Spice of the Season
Every season has a star spice, and there’s no doubt that autumn ushers in the call for cinnamon to...
Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennials...
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Blooms
Plant these flower bulbs in the fall for spring blooms. See our handy fall-planted bulb chart—and...
Readers' Best Recipes and Their Stories
Aren’t some of the best recipes those passed down by family and friends? We’ve collected these...
Making New Plants From Cuttings
One of my favorite aspects of gardening is plant propagation. Whether it is from seed or a cutting...
Cover Crops for Canada
A cover crop is any crop grown to provide soil cover; they can be used for purposes such as...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
In this short video we explain exactly how to harvest and prepare your onions for storage. If you...
Growing Hosta Plants and Types of Hostas
With Fall just around the corner, the sun is riding lower in the sky casting longer shadows on the...
Nana’s Funny Cake recipe
Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust...
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
This delicious treat is a great alternative to banana or zucchini bread. It’s easy to make and a...
Baked Apples Filled with Sausage recipe
It’s apple season! Make apples part of your dinner time with this hearty recipe! Get the printable...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates September 2016
Use the September 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
How to Grow Your Own Popcorn
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late-summer is the perfect time to do this,...
2017 U.S. Weather Forecast—Janice Stillman
What’s in store for winter 2016–2017? Editor Janice Stillman gives some highlights. Order your copy...
Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds recipe
Try these Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook. Never...
Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe
See how to bake this Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe from the new Readers’ Best Recipes cookbook! For...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
Growing Daylilies and Daylily Propagation
The daylily really is the perfect perennial—easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free, and...
Have you seen thrips damage on your plants? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of thrips...
Letting all that milkweed grow around my yard has paid off and we have some monarch butterfly...
Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived! Plant the bulbs in the fall...
Here are tips for identifying deer damage and keeping deer out of your garden. While deer may...
Azaleas: Meet The Royal Family
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cabbage worms. What are Cabbage Worms...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden. What Are Slugs?...
Mexican Bean Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Mexican bean beetles. What Are Mexican Bean ...
Cabbage Root Maggots
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots. What Are Cabbage Root Maggots...
Shifting Clouds: Retreating Toward the Poles
Recent satellite data shows that clouds have been retreating toward the poles, and that they’re...
Attract Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds! Learn all about the beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird and how to...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Raspberry Honey Cake Recipe
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
Plants with Dark Foliage
It is easy to add depth to your flower garden by using plants with dark colored leaves. Burgundy...
Grilling and Roasting
Get tips on how to grill better—plus recipes for the grill.
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