Keeping it weekly...making it brief

 The sky is blue on Feb 3...and it is cold out there!

The sky is blue on Feb 3...and it is cold out there!

Wait - it's February already?  Where did January go? As soon as we returned from visiting our daughter Sara and her family in Washington, things got busy (no complaints from me...it's been fun!). My 2018 goal was daily Instagram posts, weekly blogs (I am just getting this one in under the wire), and monthly newsletters (check!).  With one month gone, things are actually on track.

"Busy doing what?" you may be thinking. It's too soon to plant seeds...but it is not too soon to answer gardening question emails, assign the Dwarf Tomato Project work, and send seeds. Aside from all over the US and Canada, my babies will be growing in Spain, Russia, Germany, England and Finland. I've had great garden discussions that will end up on Podcasts (more on that below). It is also time to organize my speaking events, especially those that involve travel. 

Here is the latest discussion with my gardening friend, Joe Lamp'l (of Growing a Greener World and the joe gardener show - we focused on seed starting and went into great depth on dense planting. Last week I had a great discussion with Daryl Pulis (America's Home Grown Veggies show), which should be available soon - we are recording part 2 this coming week. 

My Nova Scotia gardening friend, author and host of The Weekend Gardener radio show has a great new book out - Veggie Garden Remix .  It is a wonderful book that offers lots of ideas for bringing new varieties into your garden - check it out! (my driveway last summer grew a few of the peppers that were photographed for the book - benefits of our long, hot season).  In a few weeks, I will talk with Mike the Gardener for an upcoming episode of his podcast.

 Great gardening books by Niki Jabbour - Veggie Garden Remix is just out!

Great gardening books by Niki Jabbour - Veggie Garden Remix is just out!

My first garden workshop is only a few weeks away - be sure to check my schedule. I am in the process of refreshing all of my talks, and love to incorporate the most recent results and findings, as well as to customize the information for the particular audiences that are hosting me.

I promised to keep it brief, so that is enough for now. Some seeds will be started soon, more seeds sent, and when it gets a bit warmer, there is yard work to do - I can't wait!

 Soon!  Photograph by Stephen Garrett

Soon!  Photograph by Stephen Garrett