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May Garden Update

May Garden | The Nerd Nest 1

The year, I’m going to share monthly gardening updates! I love looking at the progress and keeping a gardening record helps me learn what works and what doesn’t.

I was actually a bit neglectful of my garden in May. It was raining almost all of the time and it’s hard … Read the rest

April Garden Update

Irisies | The Nerd Nest Gardening

The year, I’m going to share monthly gardening updates! At the end of April, things aren’t looking too exciting in my little urban garden. But I think looking at the progress will be interesting. Keeping a gardening record also helps me learn what works and what doesn’t.

Gardening in my … Read the rest

Getting the Garden Going | 11/52 Projects

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I’ve been spending the past few weeks welcoming Spring with a lot of gardening. Here’s what’s been in the works:

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There were sad little weedy spots at the bottom of the stairs leading from the sidewalk to our house. Jonas and I decided to beautify, so he picked out a … Read the rest

Favorite Herbs + How I Use ‘Em

Favorite Herbs + How I Use 'Em

I was bitten by the gardening bug hard last year, and my gateway plants were herbs. So many herbs. All of the herbs. Okay, that’s a slight hyperbole, but it is not an understatement to say that they took over my front yard. I started my little shoots last March … Read the rest

Plant Takeover

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Last November we packed up the garden, letting some of our plants decompose outside and bringing a ton of herbs in. They’ve taken over the house a little bit! I’m pretty proud of how many of them are still hanging in there, especially considering that our house doesn’t have … Read the rest

Packing Up the Garden

Our little garden is beautiful right now with all of the mums blooming and the fragrance of herbs all around. It’s hard to believe that it will all be gone in the blink of an eye. In fact, we are getting near freezing temperatures over here soon, so I’ll be … Read the rest

Windchime Basket Planter DIY

Windchime Basket Planter DIY | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend, we decided to add a little color and music to our herb garden with a windchime basket planter! This is a project we could all work on as a family, because there are kid friendly aspects to this project (adding beads) and grown-up parts (tying knots). We cranked … Read the rest

Straw Bale Gardening with Emily of With Elephant Grace

Straw Bale Gardening with Emily of With Elephant Grace

We’re on vacation for the next two weeks, but we’re leaving you in good hands with guest posts everyday AND regular Nerd Nest scheduled posts on weekdays. Today’s guest post is by Emily of With Elephant Grace. She’s a fellow Project Lifer, food lover, and gardener.

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10 Tips for Gardening with Kids with Whitney from Modern Day Memory Keeper

We’re on vacation for the next two weeks, but we’re leaving you in good hands with guest posts everyday AND regular Nerd Nest scheduled posts on weekdays. Today’s guest post is by Whitney from from Modern Day Memory Keeper. She’s a rad scrapbooker and cool mama to toddler twins! Read the rest

5 Lessons for the N00b Gardener with Kelly from Apockylypse

We’re on vacation for the next two weeks, but we’re leaving you in good hands with guest posts everyday AND regular Nerd Nest scheduled posts on weekdays. Today’s guest post is by Kelly from Apockylypse. She’s fellow nerd and beginning gardener like us and she’s here to share what Read the rest