Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wordless Wednesday: Our 1,000th Anniversary

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Apparently we’ve written 1,000 posts on the Gardenerd Blog since 2006, not including monthly newsletters. That number sounds small compared to the wealth of information available in our archives. At the same time it’s huge and accounts for hours of … Continue reading

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I Want Those “Heirloom” Tomatoes

When I ask clients “What type of tomatoes do you want to grow?” the answer I expect to hear is “cherry”, “plum”, “paste”, “slicing” or  “beefsteak”. Instead, most often the response is, “Oh, I want to grow those heirloom kind.” … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Grubs and Raccoons

A question came into Ask Gardenerd over the holidays: “How do I discourage the raccoons digging in my raised veggie beds?? They don’t dig on the hillside, where their efforts would be appreciated! 🙂 So far vinegar; cayenne pepper hasn’t … Continue reading

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YouTube: How to Thin Seedlings

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Our first video of 2018 answers the many questions we’re received about how to thin seedlings and what is thinning to begin with. In this YouTube video you’ll learn two techniques for thinning: how to snip away extras from established … Continue reading

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Farewell Bountiful Gardens

Today we mourn the loss of one of the best resources in organic biointensive gardening. Bountiful Gardens, the retail wing of Ecology Action’s Grow Biointensive, has closed its doors much to my dismay. I’m actually heartbroken over this, there’s no … Continue reading

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Be F.A.B. in 2018

Every gardener needs tools to keep a garden healthy and thriving. This is not only true for the garden, but for the gardener. We get tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, bored, and burned out each year, especially when garden failures appear to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Voice

Happy New Year, gardenerds. My New Year’s Resolution for 2018 is one word: Voice. Why? I’ve been writing this blog for over 10 years, and producing the Tip of the Week Podcast for equally as long. Maybe it’s because I’ve … Continue reading

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