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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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YouTube: 360 Degree Tour of Gardenerd HQ

We hope you are enjoying your holiday season. We are too. But in the meantime, here is a cool new video that gives you a 360 degree tour of Gardenerd HQ. Look around, use your mouse to scroll left and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice is tomorrow, the shortest day of the year. Dark at 4:30 is sad, but it’s temporary. From this point forward, the days get longer. Here we celebrate the beauty of winter even with no snow or frost in sight. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Maple Pecans

Kale Salad with Pomengranate and Maple Pecans

This Christmas we’ll be cooking from the garden. Kale is going gangbusters out there in our warm-winter garden, so we’ll feature it in the holiday feast with this Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Maple Pecan recipe. This salad highlights fall … Continue reading

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A Gardenerd’s Wish List 2017

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Gardenerds don’t need much, but when it comes to wish lists we want everything. What’s not to love about the latest seed arrivals from Seed Savers Exchange, or a new pair of well-fitting gloves? A fellow gardenerd commented on our … Continue reading

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YouTube: Garden Gifts for the Holidays

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a YouTube video (we’ve been working on yet another book) but here’s one just in time for the holidays. It’s filled with ideas for garden gifts–or gifts from the garden–and for the gardenerds in … Continue reading

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Tackling Food Waste

I wrote about food waste a few weeks back, having just seen Wasted: The Story of Food Waste. The conversation continues this week as we dive deeper into the options for preventing food waste at home. As we head into … Continue reading

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