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Now More Than Ever – Garden

In light of recent hard-to-ignore political events, it feels necessary to weigh in, to not ignore what is transpiring across the country. I see many garden bloggers posting business-as-usual articles about growing flowers, and I’m conflicted. On one hand, we … Continue reading

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Design: Front Yard Veggie Garden

We’ve been hard at work helping people get rid of their lawns in favor of edible front yard landscapes instead. Our latest garden is located inland where temperatures are high in summer, but large trees create a lot of shade; … Continue reading

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Shopping from your Garden

Today we are joined by Jeriann Watkins, our guest blogger. Jeriann is a writer and self-proclaimed chronic procrastinator who is trying to make her life more intentional by focusing on vegetable gardening, making her own cleaning products, and other frugal … Continue reading

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Easy Patio Garden

One of my Santa Monica College students wanted to put in a starter garden to try out her new found skills on a small scale. She didn’t want to invest in landscaping or permanent raised beds just yet. After a … Continue reading

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Fall Garden In Progress

Some gardens are shut down for the winter, while others are heading in that direction. In warm-winter climates, however, it’s just the beginning of another great growing season. Fall gardens or cool-weather crops are some of the most satisfying to … Continue reading

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Two-Book Review: Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening & Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook

With fall coming on, it’s time to crack open a new gardening book or two. I recently finished reading these new additions to my library and wanted to share my findings: First, William Moss’ Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening, which … Continue reading

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Updated – New 2012 Spring/Summer Seed Collection

It’s time to start thinking about the future, and whether that’s the upcoming holiday season or next year’s garden, Gardenerd is here to motivate you. What better way to start the ball rolling than a
tour through the new 2012 Spring/Summer Seed Collection?

Each year we select our favorite heirloom varieties, or coveted heirlooms that we’ve been dying to grow. We choose a trusted seed source that takes the Safe Seed Pledge and promotes bio-diversity by
offering heirloom and open pollinated varieties that you can grow, save and plant again year after year. …
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Hey Gardenerd, Fancify My Garden

October was a busy month for garden design, as Southern California gardeners became excited about fall gardening. Our most recent project already had an existing vegetable bed, but the homeowner
wanted more space to grow, and less grass to mow. We took it from there.

The existing garden bed was infiltrated with devil’s grass, crawling its way up through 18 inches of fecund soil. Crabgrass surrounded two young fruit trees, potentially hampering future growth. The
homeowner wanted berries and had an ideal location along a neighboring garage wall.

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