Get a head start on spring. Start your seedlings indoors.
See our 2010 Best Dates to Plant Seeds.
Our new chart is now completely customized to your location. We calculate your frost dates to provide the best days to seed indoors, in the ground, and by the Moon. No hand calculations!
Vegetable & Herb Plant Guide
See our new vegetable and herb plant pages! Learn how to plant and care for your common garden crops.
Our plant pages also provide advice on pests, recommended varieties, great recipes for the kitchen, and a dose of Almanac wit and wisdom!
Some of the first vegetables that you can plant in the spring are spinach and peas. Both are cool-season crops that tolerate frost.
See our Spinach plant page.
See our Pea plant page.
If you’re new to vegetable gardening, remember this: It’s better to be proud of a small garden than to be frustrated by a big one! See our advice for A Beginner’s Vegetable Garden.
Flower Plant Guide
Planning a flower garden? See our beautiful new flower pages.
Learn how to care for popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, and roses. We add new plants every week!
Each flower page includes a free e-card to send to friends and family. Go to Flower Guide!
Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)
A Special Offer from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Weather Wit & Wisdom
Enjoy a weekly dose of weather history, a weather Q&A, and weather lore.
This week’s question: Can it be too cold to snow?
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Great Almanac Giveaway
Check out this month’s prize:
Organize your gardening activity with Fiskars handy tote & organizer, The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Journal and Gardening Calendar, and Norpro Compost Keeper.