The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Essentials Bundle

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Special offer from our sister publication, The Old Farmer’s Almanac

SAVE 20% when you buy the Almanac's Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook and Garden Guide together!

Now in its third printing, this popular book is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! The practical advice presented in the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting.

Highlights include . . .

  • Step-by-step advice for success with more than 30 vegetables in any zone
  • The dirt on soil: why testing is so important—and how to do it
  • Easy techniques for growing in-ground, plus alternatives to traditional raised beds
  • Seed-starting and -saving methods simplified
  • Gardeners’ friends and foes: which plants help (or hinder) vegetables
  • Enlightening (and humorous!) anecdotes from fellow gardeners
  • Space for noting observations and experiences
  • More than 150 full-color photos
  • Essential reference tables and charts
  • Much, much more!
  • Softcover, 7" x 9"
  • 208 pages

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide features large, full-color pages devoted exclusively to all types of gardening and landscape maintenance, including newest trends, general information, and advice from experts on best methods for growing vegetables, flowers, fruits, lawns, shrubs, and much more!

Editors Note: Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, where this Garden Guide is produced, we love to garden. Although our staff members have different ages, home lives, and gardening spaces, we do have one common “ground”: growing! If it’s gardening, you name it and we do it. We love getting our hands in the soil (or hydroponic solution!) and talking about it—among ourselves and especially with you.

 This is essentially how the “plot” for every Garden Guide gets designed. For example, casual chats and meetings become the roots of articles about sharing vegetables via Instagram (page 48) and foliage bouquets (page 72). Fresh ideas from talks with gardening organizations, Cooperative Extensions, and folks like you produce stories on vertical planters (page 24) and how to paint in plant colors (page 66).

 We treasure the input received through from thousands of you. For one thing, you want to grow food—lots of food!—so in this edition you’ll find vining veggies (page 62), how to grow grains (page 56), and, of course, tomatoes (page 44). Just think: This is but a fraction of what’s growing within these pages.

 Creating this Garden Guide is indeed like cultivating a garden. Every story starts as the seed of a concept and then gets the care and nurturing needed to develop into tantalizingly good food for thought and action.

 Whether you already love gardening or have never tended a plant in your life, we believe that you’ll learn a lot from the bounty of useful information herein—and we hope that you have fun along the way. For much more, check out, where you can also sign up for our free email newsletter full of advice, encouragement, and ideas.

 Thanks again for your ongoing assistance . . . and now, I need to go do some watering! –Janice Stillman

  • Paperback "bookazine"
  • 120 pages