In this issue:
- February in the Garden
- Podcast: Foraging with Erica Wohldmann
- Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Spring Planting Guide
- Gardenerd Product of the Month: 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success
February in the Garden
Spring is close at hand, and for some it has already arrived. Hyacinth blossoms fragrance our yard as I write this, and winter lettuces are nearing their end. It’s time to plant seeds for spring, whether indoors or out.
In our Test Garden, we’re turning compost piles to ready them for spring use. We’re harvesting lettuces, mustard greens, kale, beets, radishes, peas, and cilantro. We’re blasting aphids off chard, and pruning back herbs to trigger new growth. The garden is blooming with nasturtiums and calendula, which help keep bad bugs at bay. We scattered wildflower seeds before the last rain in hopes of summer flowers. Next, we’ll plant sunflower seeds galore!
It’s time to start seeds for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant if you want to plant out in early to mid-April. Be sure to check out our newest podcast about foraging, too.
2. Podcast: Foraging with Erica Wohldmann
This week’s podcast features Erica Wohldmann, a professor of Psychology at Cal State University Northridge, and avid forager in both urban and wild settings. Listen to our conversation to glean great tips for finding abundant edible and medicinal plants all around you.
3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – Spring Planting Guide
It’s time for our Spring Planting Guide, a tradition we include every year. If you live in a place where the ground freezes, plant your cool season veggies after your last frost. If you live in warm-winter climates, it’s time to start seeds for warm and hot weather crops. See our list of each below:
Enjoy this transition time between winter and spring. Dive in, make big plans, grow your dream garden!
4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success
Start your garden year with 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success. It’s organized by season for easy reference, and is chock-full of helpful advice on all things gardening. From seed-starting tips to pest control solutions. It’s digital, and is easily readable from any Kindle App (which is free to download, BTW). Get your copy today!
Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from Gardenerd.com. Happy almost spring gardening!
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