119 A Chat With the Gardenerd

Christy “Garden Nerd” Wilhelmi dropped by the Root Simple compound to talk to Kelly and I about everything from loquats to bees to climate change. You can find her blog posts, podcast, YouTube at Gardenerd.com. She is the author of two books, Gardening for Geeks: DIY Tests, Gadgets, and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics, and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden and 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success: A Decade of Tricks, Tools, Recipes, and Resources from Gardenerd.com. During the podcast we discuss:

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    • Now I know why celeriac doesn’t work well for me. I’m in southern Alberta, Canada and we have a short growing season (frost free late May to early September). We’re near the Rocky Mountains so we get pretty big swings in temperature on a daily basis – 80F days to 50F nights. If only winter worked to grow stuff. -30F is not uncommon and we can go weeks never being above freezing.

  1. That was a fun, relaxed conversation.
    By the way, there is only one “n” in gardenerd.com

    • Michael you need a paid position at Root Simple as editor. Thanks for catching that mistake!

  2. as always a great podcast to listen to. many thanks!
    also the first tomato variety referenced/noted is stupice or stew peach?

  3. Just catching up on podcasts after a vacation—this was a fun one to listen to! Thanks for the great episode!

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