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Wordless Wednesday: April

Carrot harvest includes (left to right) Pusa Asita, Cosmic Purple, Yellowstone and Red Core Chantenay.

We know half the country is still blanketed with snow, but April is off the chain in southern gardens. It’s going gangbusters here, folks. Come August/September our garden will look like death warmed over (scorched, in fact) so this is … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Botanical Interests Spring Seeds

Garden Starter Gift Set gets you going this spring.

Spring is here, and our friends at Botanical Interests have offered Gardenerd an extraordinary giveaway of spring seeds, garden tools, and more. Three winners. Three gift sets to choose from. Behold the wonder of these drool-worthy giveaways: Deluxe Garden Gift … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Cometh

At last!  A Winnetka Purple artichoke emerges from the plant. We started this from seeds from the Seed Library of Los Angeles. It worked!

It’s transition time as spring nudges gardeners into action. Winter crops are finishing up, making room for warm and hot-weather crops here in Los Angeles. While other parts of the country are still knee-deep in snow, we’re well into the … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Huntington Herb Garden

The bees enjoyed the flowers of bolting kale and mustard greens.

Spring is a beautiful time to visit botanical gardens, and Southern California does not disappoint. The Huntington Library and Gardens is off the charts in May with flora and fauna. We took a visit to the Huntington Herb Garden after … Continue reading

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I am Planting a Garden, by Heidi Rose

Emerson Avenue Community Garden

I ran across this poem a friend wrote several years ago. I read it through again and felt it went right to the heart of what every gardener must be feeling in anticipation of spring. The excitement of new journeys, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Spring

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Spring starts next week, and if you haven’t started gardening, let this be the call to action. Since we’ve been experiencing technical
difficulties with our search feature on Gardenerd.com, we wanted to offer these helpful posts to help guide your gardening endeavors in the meanwhile.

Seed Starting – start seeds indoors for lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, cucumbers and beans. 

Starting Seeds to Perfection


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