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Ask Gardenerd: Short Season Varieties

When asked about her greatest garden challenge, Melinda from Sweden wrote to us recently, “No doubt about it, here in Sweden our greatest gardening challenge is the climate, low temperatures and frost as late as 13 June and as early … Continue reading

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Start your year off with knowledge and power.

Giveaway: Corona Snips and Gardening for Geeks

Fruit tree pruning season is at hand and it brings to mind the importance of having the right tools. Whether you’re pruning a fruit tree, a shrub or a bonsai, the right tool makes the job easy. The wrong tool … Continue reading

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YouTube: Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Happy New Year, gardenerds! It’s time for a fresh start. Nothing says that better than planting bare root fruit trees. Bare root trees are usually ordered in October/November and shipped out in winter depending on where you live. Ours just … Continue reading

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Risotto is worth the time it takes to cook it slowly.

Recipe: Tuscan Kale Risotto with Mushrooms and Rosemary

It’s kale season, and we have (don’t gasp) 28 plants…or so…growing in the Gardenerd test garden; 10 different varieties to be specific. What can I say, we love kale! Here is the most recent recipe we tested out on the … Continue reading

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Prune blackberry canes that have turned brown. Leave green canes in place.

Ask Gardenerd: Pruning Blackberries

As we look into the corner of the Gardenerd Test Garden, we see the need for blackberry pruning. Someone else in the Gardenerd community did the same thing and asked: “I believe you mentioned it is time to prune blackberries, … Continue reading

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A well-made trug makes a gardener happy.

A Gardenerd Holiday Wish List 2016

We don’t want for much here at Gardenerd HQ (okay, except for time off, but such is life). The holidays, however, bring out the consumer in all of us, even if it’s a hankering for more seed storage. While we … Continue reading

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Food grade barrels are best for use in vegetable gardens.

Ask Gardenerd: Tap Water Concerns

Here’s a question urban gardeners ask themselves at least once while standing next to a garden hose as the smell of chlorine wafts across the yard. George from Wisconsin proposed it this week on Ask Gardenerd (edited for length): “Hi, … Continue reading

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Calendula re-seeds itself every year here at Gardenerd HQ. It is native to the Mediterranean.

Wordless Wednesday: November Gardening

In honor of the White House Garden, which may or may not continue during the next presidency, here are some November gardening photos from Gardenerd HQ. We will continue to grow a diversity of crops from all over the world. … Continue reading

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The finished product is a fun starter garden the whole family can enjoy.

Design: My First Garden

It’s fall, and garden installations are top on our list. Last week we created a starter garden for a health-conscious couple and their young boys. They all want to know where their food comes from, and this first garden is … Continue reading

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The cage is tall to accommodate tomato cages and pea trellises as needed.

Design: A Cozy Caged Garden

While Los Angeles may be a concrete jungle, we still have wild animals lurking about the garden. Our most recent garden installation was designed to protect new seedlings from wandering critters on the canyon slope. It’s a starter garden, this … Continue reading

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