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A Gardenerd’s Wish List 2017

Flour sack towels - wish list

Gardenerds don’t need much, but when it comes to wish lists we want everything. What’s not to love about the latest seed arrivals from Seed Savers Exchange, or a new pair of well-fitting gloves? A fellow gardenerd commented on our … Continue reading

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YouTube: Garden Gifts for the Holidays

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a YouTube video (we’ve been working on yet another book) but here’s one just in time for the holidays. It’s filled with ideas for garden gifts–or gifts from the garden–and for the gardenerds in … Continue reading

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A Gardenerd Holiday Wish List 2016

We don’t want for much here at Gardenerd HQ (okay, except for time off, but such is life). The holidays, however, bring out the consumer in all of us, even if it’s a hankering for more seed storage. While we … Continue reading

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Fireworks – A Toxic Tradition?

I was in town for the 4th of July this year. Usually I’m celebrating our freedom by backpacking at around 9,000 feet in the pristine silence of the Sierras over the 4th of July holiday. I had no idea Los … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gardening

We love our gardens. Much like we do with pets, many of us spend more money on gardening stuff than we do on essentials for ourselves (well, gardening stuff is essential, isn’t it?). This year, whether you have someone to … Continue reading

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Carve a Pumpkin

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time for roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bread and bags and bags of Twix. Okay, maybe
not that last part…<<chocolate smears across the delete key>>.

Since we had a mournful year for squash in coastal California, we have no pumpkins from the garden to carve (this is a far cry from last year), so I’m particularly longing for a pile of pumpkins of all shades and sizes …
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Growing Christmas Lima Beans

At the end of the LA Garden show earlier
this spring, my booth neighbor and fellow Gardenerd, Nysha Dalgren of Ardenwoods Edibles let me choose a plant or two to take
home. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try something new, and a the tiny tendrils of a Christmas Lima Bean plant were calling out to me.

When I got home, I tucked the plant in behind a …
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