Martha Stewart's team came up with this recipe nearly 20 years ago. It's still delicious.

Valentine’s Day Gardening

We love our gardens. Much like we do with pets, many of us spend more money on gardening stuff than we do on essentials for ourselves (well, gardening stuff is essential, isn’t it?). This year, whether you have someone to … Continue reading

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Break the bulb into cloves. Leave the paper sheath on.

Growing Garlic

I can’t believe I haven’t written about growing garlic before. Sure, we’ve covered harvesting garlic and even shown you how to make your own garlic braid, but we’ve never started from the beginning on this blog. Maybe it’s because growing … Continue reading

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Sarah took Mr. Nerd for a spin around the corn patch.

Where’s Gardenerd: Sarah the Real Gardener, NZ

When last we saw Mr. Nerd, he was finishing up his tour of Wellington, New Zealand. Now Where’s Gardenerd?  He’s headed up north to visit Sarah the Real Gardener in Waiuku, which is also on the Northern Island. It’s beautiful … Continue reading

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Add tomato paste, kale, the bay leaf, and broth, then simmer for about 10 minutes.

Recipe: Portobello Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

It’s that half-eaten container of sour cream in the fridge that brought us to this recipe. You know the one: that lonely tub, brought over by a guest for a recent party, languishing all alone in the back of the … Continue reading

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Helios radishes, one of several new varieties we trialed this winter.

Wordless Wednesday – Winter Garden Bliss

As we prep for spring gardening, we enjoy the harvest from our winter garden. Soon it will be time to start seeds, but in the meanwhile, we add compost to existing crops and prune fruit trees, cane berries, and grasses. … Continue reading

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"Enjoying Wellington on a good day from atop Wright's Hill."

Where’s Gardenerd – New Zealand Travels

Where’s Gardenerd? It’s summer in New Zealand and our intrepid traveler was last spotted jaunting around Wellington, which is located on the North Island. Gardenerds there are harvesting peppers, tomatoes, beans and squash. Mr. Nerd, as he was recently dubbed, … Continue reading

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Flour, water, salt and starter are the only ingredients in this loaf. Long rise (4 hours with turns every 1/2 hour), and then overnight refrigeration make this loaf great.

Sourdough Bread – Why It’s Better Than Yeast

I’ve been making bread for 25 years, but I’ve always been afraid of sourdough starter. Pretty sure I would kill it from neglect, so I limited myself to packaged yeast…until yesterday. Maybe it’s a New Year’s Resolution. Maybe it’s courage, … Continue reading

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Many varieties of cauliflower exist. Experimentation is the key to success.

Ask Gardenerd: Big Cauliflower – No Head

We got a question at Ask Gardenerd this week from Jeff: “I’m having trouble with cauliflower – the plants are not flowering. Is there anything I can do to encourage flowering? By the way, I planted broccoli as well and … Continue reading

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Mostly started from nursery transplants to make it easy for beginning gardeners. We did plant seeds for radishes and carrots though.

Toddler Garden

It’s important for kids to know where their food comes from, so here at Gardenerd we like to start them young. Really young, in the case of this recent garden installation. A two-year-old was about to get a younger sibling, … Continue reading

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Rare, but becoming more available, Glass Gem Popping Corn is one to grow in 2016.

Garden New Year’s Resolutions 2016

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. High expectations at the beginning of the year often lead to disappointment in a short time, once life steps in to remind us why we didn’t check off those resolutions last … Continue reading

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