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Spring Seed Favorites for 2017

Tesuque is the traditional pepper used for making chili powder in New Mexico.

Oh, the gardenerd’s dilemma. So many seeds, so little space. We’re not here to help, we’re here to commiserate. In fact, we’re here to feed the monster. Here are our seed favorites for 2017: Seed Favorites for 2017 Blue Jade … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: May Gardening

Mittens the supercat protects the garden from vermin.

Keep planting until there’s no more space! This Wordless Wednesday is brought to you by ambition and hope. Two great qualities to have when gardening in spring. It’s time to plant, and enjoy your garden as it grows. Happy gardening!

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May To-Dos

May flowers are here! Let's enjoy them.

It’s May, everyone! We love the garden in May. It really gets going right about now, which means there’s no time to rest. If you haven’t planted spring or summer crops yet, now is the time. If they’re already in … Continue reading

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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

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Back in December, we planted a handful of Jerusalem artichokes (a.k.a. sunchokes) that had sprouted in the refrigerator. Having never grown them before, it was an experiment (as is much of what we do here at Gardenerd). We knew them … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mid-Spring Garden Flourish

Tiny watermelons set fruit (shot through the crook of a watermelon leaf)

It’s too pretty out there, we had to share. Enjoy these photos from the Gardenerd Test Garden in mid-spring as the garden flourishes. That’s our mid-spring garden flourish. What’s growin’ on in your garden this week? Share what’s flowering, fruiting … Continue reading

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Minnie and Moon Unboxing

Prettily wrapped packages would rouse any gardener, eager to unwrap these gifts.

Gardenerds love gardening toys, especially in spring. There’s something very satisfying about a fresh new ball of jute twine or a well-made hand tool. As if spring wasn’t exciting enough, we recently received a gift certificate to go crazy at … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Garden Abundance

Transgender Black Dakota Popping Corn

Today in the garden…

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Harvesting Bora King Radishes

One of the smaller radishes we harvested next to a cherry tomato for perspective.

Awhile ago, we reported that we were planting a new radish in the garden for spring: Bora King. It’s a winter radish that claims to be purple on the inside as well as the outside. We were so excited to … Continue reading

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Volunteers: Nature’s Helpers

A volunteer tomato sprouted from under our compost storage tub.

This time of year, we have a lot of sprouts popping up in odd places. We didn’t plant them, they are “volunteers.” Volunteers are a godsend in filling in spaces around the yard with spring flowers, extra lettuces, and even … Continue reading

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Spring Gardens are Waking Up

First blackberries of the season

A friend up north in Canada, Niki Jabbour, posted on Twitter this morning that she’s expecting 2 feet of snow tonight. Here in Southern California our spring gardens are waking up and we’re planting warm season crops already. Take heart, … Continue reading

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