3-2-07 Spring Mania
In This Issue:
- New duds for spring
- Tomato Time
- Out with the Old
Ready or not, here comes spring! I can almost feel the layers of winter falling away as we start to experience the change in the air. The rains have brought fresh air to Southern California, and the time has come to start our spring gardens. I’m in hog heaven this year, because not only do I have my patch of land at the community garden, I have my new home garden to plan as well. On the list for the new raised beds at the house: strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, and a few other permanent crops that I haven’t been able to commit myself to planting before now. Check out the Tip of the Week at Gardenerd.com to get a head start on your spring planning and planting.
Speaking of the new website, there have been some good questions coming in through Ask Gardenerd. If you want to learn more about how to combat snails, or how to create an indoor herb garden, take a look at this month’s Blog. Answers to each question are located in the Sage Advice category. If you have a burning gardening question, take a minute to visit the site and fire away. I’d love to hear from you! Coming soon on the Gardenerd blog: a complete list of crops to plant this season.
2. New duds for spring
With the change of seasons often comes the unshakable desire to clear out clutter and old clothing to make room for new things. Isn’t it time to freshen up your gardening wardrobe? Treat yourself to a new Gardenerd Women’s Dark V-neck T-shirt, the newest item in the Gardenerd Store. It is available in two dirt-defying colors. Let’s also not forget that St. Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us. What? You don’t have anything green? Oh look (point, point) – our sporty Gardenerd logo just happens to feature this month’s festive color. Get yours today, folks, and the luck ‘o the Irish be with you.
3. Tomato Time
Okay, it may seem too early for tomatoes, but the truth is that it will be here before you know it. In fact, one of my favorite garden related outings is right around the corner on March 23-25, 2007. It’s Tomato Mania! I’m nearly speechless when it comes to this event. Imagine this: over 400 different varieties of beautiful green leafy tomato plants in alphabetical order – including heirlooms, hybrids, organics – sprawled out over the enormous parking lot of a local farm stand. Highly informed helpers canvas the area awaiting your tomato questions. They have tomatoes for coastal areas, tomatoes for mountain areas, tomatoes that do best in containers. You name it; they probably have it (or something even better). For a complete schedule of events, it’s best to get on their mailing list. Visit www.tomatomania.com for more details.
4. Out with the Old
This is just a friendly reminder that I will soon be replacing my current newsletter distribution list with the new one generated by your wonderful subscriptions to the new website. If you are receiving this newsletter, and haven’t yet signed up to continue getting the Gardenerd Gazette, please take a moment to go to www.Gardenerd.com and enter your first name and preferred e-mail address. You’ll get a free gift when you do: Christy’s Top 5 Organic Gardening Tips and you’ll keep your green thumb on the pulse of What’s Growin’ On in the garden.
Stay Tuned for more tips and tidbits from Gardenerd.com. Happy spring planting!