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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Farmers' Almanac
gardening

Seed Starting Basics

Seed Starting Basics

Now is the perfect time to plan your spring garden! Our expert weighs in on how to get started.

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Grow It Right

Grow It Right

Editor Pete Geiger shares why it’s important to plant on the “best” day.

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Prepare Your Seeds for a Plentiful Harvest!

Prepare Your Seeds for a Plentiful Harvest!

Do your seeds need a helping hand? Learn how to get the most from your garden!

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For a Happy Garden, Balance Your Soil!

For a Happy Garden, Balance Your Soil!

If you want your plants to thrive instead of merely survive, it’s time to check the chemistry of your soil!

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This Year, Try “Friend-Supported Agriculture”

This Year, Try “Friend-Supported Agriculture”

Save money on produce and spend some quality time with friends with a shared garden!

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Conserve Water; Use a Clay Pot!

Conserve Water; Use a Clay Pot!

Do you hate watering your garden? Learn to irrigate with clay pots like the ancients!

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The Latest Movement in Health!

The Latest Movement in Health!

Fresh local food has been missing from many diets since the TV dinner moved the family out of the dining room and around the TV. Welcome it back!

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Eggshells: Nature’s Perfect Seed Starters

Eggshells: Nature’s Perfect Seed Starters

Don’t spend good money on throwaway plastic seed starters. Use the ones nature provides for free!

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Harvest Hints

Harvest Hints

You’ve been slaving in your garden all summer, but how do you know when your produce is ready to pick? Just consult our handy harvest guide!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.