In this issue:

  1. February in the GardenLearning Opportunities
  2. Video: Blanching in the Garden
  3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Free Webinars – 1 left!
  4. Gardenerd Product of the Month: Plan Your Abundant Edible Garden Course

1. February in the Garden – Learning Opportunitites

Spring is in the air, or will be soon in most places. Most gardenerds are counting the days until last frost. Those of us who grow through the winter are enjoying the harvest right now. Then we’ll take a deep breath and start all over again with warm and hot season crops.

This month in the Test Garden, we started seeds for tomatoes, peppers, and tender herbs under grow lights. We’re harvesting brassicas, salad greens, green onions, herbs, and citrus from the garden and mini orchard. Flowers are popping up, including calendula, California poppies, love-in-a-mist, bells of Ireland, borage and nasturitums. We sprinkled seeds for dill and ornamental poppies through out the yard before recent rains and now they’ve sprouted. Yay! Take advantage of this down time to prepare for your next growing season.

In this newsletter, you’ll find our latest video about blanching (what? why? how?) Also, our new online course, Plan Your Abundant Edible Garden is NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! See details below. And catch the last of our free webinars if you missed the first two. Let’s get ready for spring together!

Happy gardening,


It’s time for all the radish recipes we love to make over winter.

2. Video: Blanching in the Garden

Blanching in the garden

Our latest YouTube video is all about blanching. What the heck is that is why should we do it? Find out in this video:

YouTube: Blanching In the Garden

3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – 1 Free Webinar Left!

Learning opportunities - free webinar
Swiss chard seeds. You only need a few to grow an abundance of greens this spring.

High Yields From Small Spaces

Our first two webinars were a great success. Don’t miss out on this chance to ask your burning gardening questions and to learn tricks for spring garden planning. Get more from your garden this season. Last chance is March 6th, 2024.

Details and Registration Here

4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – Plan Your Abundant Edible Garden Online Course!

More learning opportunities

Our newest online course is NOW OPEN! We spent 3 months crafting this info-packed online course, Plan Your Abundant Edible Garden, with all the tricks and techniques we use to plan an efficient garden season after season. Grab your seat before registration closes.

Do you want more from your garden? Bigger harvests, more veggies? Then join us for Plan Your Abundant Edible Garden.

Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from There are so many learning opportunities this month!

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