In this issue:

  1. February in the Garden
  2. New Family Garden
  3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Seed Starting
  4. Gardenerd Product of the Month: Gardening for Geeks Book


1. February in the Garden

It’s happening. Days are getting longer, chickens are returning to production after a winter break, and life is springing up in the garden. Flowers are sprouting from recent rain, cover crops are ready to turn under. There is nothing stagnant about the garden here in So Cal.

We’ve started seeds indoors for corn, millet, onions and black beans. We just seeded a tray of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. It may feel early still, but spring and warmer weather will be here before you know it. Read below for some helpful hints to getting started indoors this season.

We recently announced the launch of my new book website, There you will find information on the advice-packed Gardening For Geeks and where to pre-order it. Get it now while prices are discounted.

Happy Gardening,


Completed garden with cool season crops planted. We left room for warm season crops, which will be planted next month.
Read all about this new garden at the Gardenerd Blog

2. New Family Garden

We recently completed installation on a new garden project for a Santa Monica family. Now they can grow their own salads, squash and cucumbers this season.

Read all about it here:

Family’s New Vegetable Garden

3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – Seed Starting

Black Coco beans and corn sprout under grow lights
Black Coco beans and corn sprout under grow lights

February means it’s time to start seeds indoors for planting out in 6 to 8 weeks. Here are some helpful posts to help guide you on your way this season:

Getting Ready for Spring  – Lots of links here

Pea Protection

4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – New Book! Gardening for Geeks

A couple weeks ago we announced Christy’s new book, Gardening for Geeks. The book is due to hit the shelves in April, but you can pre-order it now from your favorite bookseller at a discounted price. Take advantage of the savings and get the book mailed straight to you as soon as it becomes available. Get all the details at

Gardening for Geeks by Christy Wilhelmi
Gardening for Geeks by Christy Wilhelmi

Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from Happy winter gardening!

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