Category Archives: What’s Growin’ On

Wordless Wednesday: Keep Going!

Summer winds down and our thoughts turn to fall gardening, or for some, the end of the season. Sometimes it’s hard to move forward when all we want to do is take a nap or escape to some far-off place. … Continue reading

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Plan Your Bee-Friendly Garden

Today’s post includes an infographic sent by Budget Direct down under. It shares how to create a bee-friendly garden for your local pollinator population. While here at Gardenerd we always recommend starting with native plants for your particular climate and … Continue reading

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#BeInconvenient

With the recent release of Al Gore’s The Inconvenient Sequel, and the recent news of America’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord, it seems appropriate to focus on what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint once again. While … Continue reading

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Review: Soil Summit 2.0 – Terroir

Last week I attended the Urban Soil Summit 2.0, a deeper look into soil and how to bring it back to life. This year’s theme was Terroir, a sense of place. Terroir encompasses the environmental conditions (soil, terrain, water, climate) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Waning Garden

August is a time of abandonment. We want to leave town, and our garden can look less than stellar as punishing heat dries up the soil. At least that’s the case here in Los Angeles. Late planting (in late June/early … Continue reading

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Recipe: Amaranth Torta from Qachuu Aloom

Gardening is as much about cultural connection as it is about sustainability and sustenance. Once per year, a group of Maya farmers come to The Learning Garden in Venice, CA, to share the seeds of their culture. This year, farmers … Continue reading

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Recipe: Penne with Poblano Chiles, Corn and Cilantro Cream

I love when a recipe drops in my lap that calls for ingredients readily available in the garden. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s like grabbing the golden ring. This recipe for Penne with Poblano Chiles, Corn … Continue reading

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Review: The Garden Seed Savers Guide by Jill Henderson

If you like your books short and sweet then you’ll love The Garden Seed Savers Guide: Easy Heirloom Seeds for the Home Gardener (Groundswell Books) by Jill Henderson. It’s under 65 pages and gives you a basic guide to saving … Continue reading

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Gardenerd’s 1st YouTube Live Thursday!

Tune in today, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for Gardenerd’s first YouTube Live broadcast on the Gardenerd YouTube Channel. We’ll be chatting about summer gardening – heat and harvesting. Bring your burning questions, and learn a thing or two. … Continue reading

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YouTube: Vegetables and Fruits for Bees

The last video in our Plants for Pollinators Series on YouTube is all about vegetables and fruits for bees. A diversity of crop varieties will give bees plenty to forage on during the summer when there is a dearth of … Continue reading

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