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A Sleek, Modern Garden

We specialize in small-space gardening here at Gardenerd. Our latest project makes use of a 10′ x 12′ passageway for a couple who wanted to grow veggies, herbs, berries, and fruit trees. We found space for everything they wanted somewhere … Continue reading

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Ripening Green Tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes

When a client mentioned that she still has a ton of green tomatoes on her plants, but needs to pull them to make room for fall crops, it occurred to me that not everyone knows the old newspaper trick for … Continue reading

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Planting Shallots

Planting shallots

It’s fall, which means it’s the perfect time to plant shallots, onions, and garlic. All of these delicious alliums grow over winter and bulb up in spring, then we harvest in late spring or early summer. It’s easy to grow … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fall Renewal

Fuji apple wordless wednesday

It’s hard to write about gardening with the news of the Las Vegas massacre and Tom Petty’s death, but here’s a little fall gardening sunshine to help soothe the soul. A new season brings new life. Let’s celebrate what we … Continue reading

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Homegrown Goji Berries

goji berries drying

Our first year of growing experimental goji berries comes to a close and we actually have something to show for it. Some readers may recall that we won two goji berry plants at the Garden Writers Association Symposium in 2015. … Continue reading

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Sprouting Seed Potatoes

White potatoes get a bum wrap, but they are the most delicious tuber to grow in your own backyard. Not only that, they are easy and fun to grow, especially if you have children. From sprouting your own seed potatoes … Continue reading

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Damping Off – What to do?

The most exciting thing in the garden this time of year is the ritual of starting seeds for fall, but nothing bursts your bubble like damping off. What is damping off? It’s when seedlings are overtaken by a pathogen (a … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Pt. 3 – Knowledge Passed Down

During my time at the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, I took a few classes. It was more like I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to gather as much information as possible from the … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Pt. 2 – Veggies and Fruits

Now for the good stuff: specific crops grown at Monticello. Some of these veggies and fruits date back to 1774 when Jefferson first planted the crop. We brought home a few seed packets (who could resist) to try them out … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Part 1 – The Garden

I didn’t think I had a bucket list until I realized I hadn’t yet been to Monticello. That was nearly 10 years ago. Last weekend, I ticked Monticello off the bucket list. It was worth the wait in every way … Continue reading

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