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Mittens watches over our first harvest of 2018.

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 been doing it so long that I struggle with what to say each week. Maybe it’s the #metoo movement that gave a voice to so many women, including myself. Maybe I haven’t used this blog to say what I really need to say. Maybe I’m burned out.

Not maybe. “Yes” to all of the above.

The holidays give us a chance to evaluate, start fresh, decide to do things differently (at least for a week, before the old routine kicks in, right?). I’m still figuring out what is next for Gardenerd, and I’m asking for your input.

Where do you want to go with Gardenerd?

What do you want to learn? What’s next for you? Please take this 1-question survey with multiple-choice answers to help guide Gardenerd for 2018. Choose your top 3 topics.

Use your voice. I’m listening.

Create your own user feedback survey

Mittens watches over our first harvest of 2018.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Tammy Raabe

    I am so worried about the bulbs I bought in September, because I was unable to get them in the ground before it froze (7A, Alexandria, VA). I have a shoulder injury, so digging is not OK right now. I have the bulbs in a refrigerator, but i’m so very, very paranoid that I’ve killed them all! Do you have any articles on bulbs, and preserving them for spring planting? Will they hate me and only bloom in 2019?

    1. Christy

      Tammy, here in Los Angeles we don’t get a frost and the ground doesn’t freeze so we often have to refrigerate our bulbs for 4-8 weeks before planting in order to force them anyway. So what you’ve done is fine, and they will most likely not die in there. If your fridge tends to freeze along the back, just make sure they are protected, perhaps in one of the produce drawers instead. Keep us posted in spring!

  2. Barbara

    Permaculture has started to intrigue me. I like the idea of using the space in the garden to maximum efficiency.

    1. Christy

      Excellent. If you live in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check out Larry Santoyo’s Permaculture Design Course. It’s a bit of a commitment but he’s the guy.

  3. Jan Cowan

    I would like growing tips for native plants for different growing zones.

  4. Gail Randall

    Love your emails

    1. Christy

      Thanks, Gail! I appreciate that.

  5. Irene Hirose

    Thanks for your lively and informative posts!

    1. Christy

      Thank you, Irene. We’re glad you enjoy them.

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