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Wordless Wednesday: Ocean View Farms Plot

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People ask me about my community garden plot a lot, I guess because I don’t post photos from it. Most of the pictures you see here on Gardenerd are from our Test Garden, but today I’m sharing what’s growin’ on … Continue reading

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YouTube: 360 Degree Tour of Gardenerd HQ

We hope you are enjoying your holiday season. We are too. But in the meantime, here is a cool new video that gives you a 360 degree tour of Gardenerd HQ. Look around, use your mouse to scroll left and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice is tomorrow, the shortest day of the year. Dark at 4:30 is sad, but it’s temporary. From this point forward, the days get longer. Here we celebrate the beauty of winter even with no snow or frost in sight. … 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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Wordless Wednesday: Winter is Our Spring

California is known for its weather, and for those who don’t yet know, winter everywhere else is our spring. Here in SoCal flowers have sprouted everywhere, peas are growing strong, brassicas are loving the rain (LOTS of rain!). For gardeners … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter into Spring

March is a time of transition. Winter crops die, making room for spring seedlings. Volunteers poke through the soil and take a chance. We celebrate new life in the garden as the old fades away. We move from winter into … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Winter Garden

So many people are shocked to discover that you can grow food in winter. In many places, where the ground freezes, it is more challenging but still possible. In warm-winter climates like Los Angeles, it’s a piece of cake. Folks … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Winter Care for Succulents

This week’s question is a good one: “Hi and thank you in advance for your help. I live in Texas and have a lot of succulents in pots (20) and other things in the ground like cannas. Question is: how … Continue reading

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Winter’s Bounty: Harvesting Colors in Warm-Winter Climates

As much of the country is covered with snow, or too soggy to start spring gardening, the warm-winter gardener is reaping the blessings of mild temperatures. Winter’s bounty is a basket of root crops, greens and peas. Take a look … Continue reading

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Recipe: Seitan, Vegetables and Cracked Pepper en Papillote

New Year, new recipes to cook up home grown goodness. It’s also time for quick meals that don’t require a lot of work or fancy preparation. This recipe may look fancy, but it comes together quickly using vegetables and parchment … Continue reading

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