In this issue:

  1. December in the GardenGifts of the Garden
  2. YouTube: How to Fix a Clogged Garden Hose Nozzle
  3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Clean Your Garden Tools
  4. Gardenerd Product of the Month: Spanish Garden Variety

1. December in the Garden – Gifts of the Garden

Happy winter solstice, gardenerds! The garden provides gifts any time of year, but in December it either brings you joy that its shut down for winter (rest is essential), or it’s going gangbusters (in warm-winter climates). The latter is true here at Gardenerd HQ. Rain in the forecast puts the garden on autopilot, and we get a bit of rest too. It’s time to watch movies, wrap gifts, and dream big for next year.

This month in the Test Garden, we’re harvesting kale, lettuces, green onion tops, bok choy and mustard greens. We’re watching broccoli, cabbage, and kohlrabi grow bigger each day. Peas, sweet peas, root veggies and lettuces are popping up while we wait for potatoes to emerge. Now is a good time to clean your garden tools (see below for details) and put down mulch to help prevent weeds that emerge when it rains.

In this newsletter, you’ll find our latest video about how to fix a clogged garden hose nozzle. And if you need a last minute gift, might I suggest gift certificates for that gardenerd in your life. Zoom and in-person consultations are just a click away or apply it to an upcoming class. Visit our store for autographed copies of books for the gardenerds in your life.

Happy holidays and happy gardening,


Bowl of Holiday cheer
Musical themed ornaments set in a bowl of greenery and mini pine cones.

2. YouTube: How to Fix a Clogged Garden Hose Nozzle

clogged garden hose nozzle

Our latest YouTube video shows you how to fix a clogged garden hose nozzle to keep it working properly for years and years. This is a great time of year to tackle this task.

How to Fix a Clogged Garden Hose Nozzle

3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – Tool Cleaning Tips

dirty tools
End the year with a clean set of tools. These babies need a tune up.

Are your tools looking worse for wear? Give them a tune up with the tricks in this video:

Clean Your Garden Tools

Apply these techniques to any tool in your shed.

4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – Spanish language Garden Variety – Mi Huerto, Mi Vida

Do you speak Spanish or know fellow gardenerds who do? Give them a copy of Garden Variety that is now available in Spanish for the Spain audience. Mi Huerto, Mi Vida is available through Amazon in digital format worldwide, and in paperback in some countries (including the US). We make a few cents if you use the link above.

Give the gift of knowledge this holiday season! Buy autographed copies Garden Variety, 2020’s Gardening for Geeks, and 2021’s Grow Your own Mini Fruit Garden for your favorite gardenerd.

Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from Enjoy the gifts of the garden, and happy holidays!

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