Despite its irreverent title, there's much sense to Christy Wilhelmi's charming new book, "Gardening for Geeks: DIY Tests, Gadgets and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden."
As someone who grows most of her own food, Wilhelmi knows that aphids will attack your Swiss chard. Or that beloved pets will dig up your veggies -- by the roots. And because some of us buy plant packs, not heirloom seeds, she can give advice on how to pick the best ones.
Join me and other readers as we talk through spring gardening solutions with Wilhelmi at 11 a.m. Thursday during a live video chat. We'll discuss her book, share organic gardening strategies and pitch other garden-geek questions her way.
As I discovered, "Gardening for Geeks" is more than just facts and graphs. Wilhelmi lays out, step by step, the process of growing and harvesting your own food, weighing in on pesticides, GMOs and store-bought potting soil along the way.