In this issue:

  1. March in the Garden
  2. Upcoming Classes
  3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month: YouTube – Spring Planting Guide
  4. Gardenerd Product of the Month: 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success

March in the Garden

Spring is officially here, and it’s time to plant something…anything! Bury flower seeds, transplant annual color, plant out those cool- or warm-season crops (depending on where you live–see below).

In our Test Garden, we’re putting down freshly harvested compost. We’re planting bush lima beans, more lettuces, cilantro, arugula, and radishes while the weather is still cool. We’re pulling spent crops to make room for Chinese long beans, basil, peppers, and tomatoes. We’re watering crops with rain water and hoping for more rain next month. We’re feeding our citrus trees as they flower like crazy! It’s go time!

In the news, you probably read that Kale is now #3 on the Dirty Dozen list. One more reason to #GrowYourOwn, and to #GrowOrganic, am I right? Let’s do spring!

Happy Gardening,


Orange blossoms
Orange blossoms ready to open. Time to feed this guy.

2. Upcoming Classes

Spring Planning
Spring planning is fun!

We’ve added 3 classes for your spring gardening pleasure. Join us for Spring Garden Planning Workshops and Composting Class.

Spring Garden Planning Workshops – Two dates to choose from March 30th and April 28th, 2019. Details and registration here.

Composting Workshop – Learn how to turn garden waste into black gold in this hands-on workshop. Coming this May. Details and registration here.

Visit our Classes page for upcoming events.

3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – YouTube: Spring Planting Guide

Our latest YouTube video answers the question, “What to Plant When?” Watch and learn about frost dates, cool-season and warm-season crops, the difference between summer and winter squash and much more.

Watch the Video here

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

400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success

Start your spring garden 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!

400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success

Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from Happy spring gardening!

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