6 types of kale, 2 plants each

2014 Fall Garden Tour

The fall garden is our favorite here at Gardenerd. The cooler temperatures lend themselves to growing crops without pests, and with much less stress than summer months. If we ever get any rain, these crops will hardly need help from … Continue reading

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A Bug’s Life in the Garden

Bugs are part of gardening. It’s a fact of life–you will have bugs. There are good bugs and bad bugs, and if you create the right environment, the good bugs can keep the bad bugs at bay. Today we discovered … Continue reading

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The Market at Artisan House. Delicious food and drinks for the discerning palate.

New Restaurant Garden in Downtown LA

Artisan House, a combination market and restaurant/bar on the corner of 6th and Main Street, serves delicious, fresh food all day long, offering organic produce, artisanal wines and small-farm dairy products. The restaurant menu sports all the eye-catching entrees, sandwiches, … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Root Knot Nematodes

A great question came into Ask Gardenerd this week: “Do you have any tips on getting rid of root rot nematodes? Thanks! – Max“ There are natural ways to rid or drastically reduce your soil of pesky nematodes, Max. But … Continue reading

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California native plants are ready to go in the ground now.

Fall: Time to Plant Perennials

Fall is the time of year to plant perennials. Why? Isn’t the season winding down? It is, but it’s the perfect time to put winter-hardy perennials in the ground because they will use winter to develop strong roots. When spring … Continue reading

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"Finished" zucchini flan

Nailed It!: Zucchini Flan Fail

This one is especially for anyone out there who thinks we’re perfect here at Gardenerd. Hang on to your hats, it’s gonna be great. Years ago, when traveling to Italy, we picked up this great cookbook from a vegetarian farm … Continue reading

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Get down and dirty with the Root Simple Podcast

Gardenerd on Root Simple Podcast

Meet Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne, the Root Simple Team. They have spent years designing a homesteading lifestyle for themselves that is enviable among gardenerds. In the heart of Los Angeles, they keep chickens, grow food, preserve the harvest, make … Continue reading

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Kale t-shirt: a must have for kale lovers.

Oh Kale Yeah! National Kale Day

October 1st is National Kale Day. Who cares that the holiday is only observed in Canada? We deserve to celebrate here in the States as well. Needless to say, we’re very excited about this at Gardenerd. Every day we tout … Continue reading

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Niki Jabbour does it again with Groundbreaking Food Gardens.

Groundbreaking Food Gardens Giveaway!

If you’re looking for a good gardening book to curl up with this winter, Groundbreaking Food Gardens is my pick for 2014. Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected an impressive series of vegetable garden designs from … Continue reading

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A potted lime tree sets fruit in the recent heat wave.

Vernal Equinox

September 23rd marks the beginning of fall, the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It couldn’t be more welcome after all the heat we’ve been having. It brings with it a hope of rain (here in drought-stricken California) and the … Continue reading

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