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The Garage Gardeners

Emma Biggs, Steven Biggs

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The Garage Gardeners
The Garage Gardeners

The Garage Gardeners

Emma Biggs, Steven Biggs

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The Garage Gardeners Radio Show is a garden radio show that talks to gardeners who are creative zone-pushers and season-extenders. It's hosted by two “garage gardeners” who use their garage to push their own gardening boundaries. Steve stores his dormant fig, lemon, and brugmansia plants in the garage over the winter, while Emma gets an early start with tomatoes on the garage roof. This show is about creatively gardening beyond your zone.

Latest Episodes

Grow Chilies, Backyard Foraging, Tomato Varieties, Greenhouse Figs

In the first half of the show we chat with pepper expert Claus Nader, owner of East York Chile Peppers in Toronto, Ontario. Claus’ specialty is growing peppers in containers. He grows specialty peppers, saves seeds, and makes hot sauces, pickled peppers, jams, salsas, and dehydrated peppers In the second half of the show we chat with foraging expert Ellen Zachos from Sante Fe, NM. Ellen is the author of Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat, and The Wildcrafted Cocktail. Ellen splits her foraging time between the desert southwest and the northeast. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with greenhouse operator John Biberich from Wolfcreek Farms in Grove City Pennsylvania. John and his wife Sue grow figs and citrus in the greenhouses where they used to grow bedding plants. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with vegetable gardening expert Niki Jabbour about some of the neat tomato varieties that she features in her inspiring book Veggie Garden Remix.

60 MIN1 weeks ago
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Grow Chilies, Backyard Foraging, Tomato Varieties, Greenhouse Figs

Grow Berries, Grow Citrus, Grow Camellia

In the first half of the show Charlie Nardozzi tells us about growing blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries—as well as unusual berries such as honeyberries (a.k.a. haskaps). He’ll also give us pointers on growing berries in containers. Charlie is an award-winning garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. We met him this past March at Canada Blooms and love his approach to making gardening simple, fun, and practical. In the second half of the show we chat with Darren Sheriff, who goes by the name The Citrus Guy. Darren is a garden writer, educator, and speaker in South Carolina, where he fills his yard with 55 varieties of citrus—all in containers! Darren will also tell us about another passion of his, growing camellias. He is the president of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society, and the current American Camellia Society South Carolina State Director. But more than that, he has a great knack for explaining gardening. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Ross Raddi. Ross is a 27-year-old backyard orchardist in the Philadelphia area who is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables. Ross will share tips for transitioning fig trees from winter to spring. Find Ross on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where he goes by @rossraddi. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with tomato expert Linda Crago, who runs Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm in Niagara, Canada. Linda’s specialty is tomatoes—and lots of them. Every May long weekend she has a Tomato Days plant sale with hundreds of varieties. She will tell Emma about compact tomato varieties such as ‘House.’

62 MINMAY 2
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Grow Berries, Grow Citrus, Grow Camellia

Raised Beds and Backyard Breeding

In the first half of the show, Tara Nolan, author of the inspiring book Raised Bed Revolution, shares tips and ideas for raised beds. Raised beds are a great way to push garden boundaries. As well as working as a garden writer, editor, and speaker, Tara is a co-founder of the award-winning gardening website Savvy Gardening. She gardens in Southern Ontario. Ever thought of a suitcase planter or a lettuce table? Tune in for more information! In the second half of the show we chat with Andrew Barney, who pushes garden boundaries by breeding unique and cold-adapted vegetable varieties in his garden in northern Colorado. His projects include breeding teosinte and watermelon suited to his garden zone, which is dry and cool. Andrew bred a red-podded snap pea that we’re excited to by trying in our garden this year. Andrews shares some of his projects on his blog, www.keen101@wordpress.com. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with fig growers Trish Crapo and Tom Ashley from Dancing Bear Farm in Massachusetts about how they got into figs. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with Andrew Barney about blue tomatoes and the Galapagos tomatoes.

1 MINAPR 4
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Raised Beds and Backyard Breeding

Latest Episodes

Grow Chilies, Backyard Foraging, Tomato Varieties, Greenhouse Figs

In the first half of the show we chat with pepper expert Claus Nader, owner of East York Chile Peppers in Toronto, Ontario. Claus’ specialty is growing peppers in containers. He grows specialty peppers, saves seeds, and makes hot sauces, pickled peppers, jams, salsas, and dehydrated peppers In the second half of the show we chat with foraging expert Ellen Zachos from Sante Fe, NM. Ellen is the author of Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat, and The Wildcrafted Cocktail. Ellen splits her foraging time between the desert southwest and the northeast. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with greenhouse operator John Biberich from Wolfcreek Farms in Grove City Pennsylvania. John and his wife Sue grow figs and citrus in the greenhouses where they used to grow bedding plants. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with vegetable gardening expert Niki Jabbour about some of the neat tomato varieties that she features in her inspiring book Veggie Garden Remix.

60 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Grow Chilies, Backyard Foraging, Tomato Varieties, Greenhouse Figs

Grow Berries, Grow Citrus, Grow Camellia

In the first half of the show Charlie Nardozzi tells us about growing blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries—as well as unusual berries such as honeyberries (a.k.a. haskaps). He’ll also give us pointers on growing berries in containers. Charlie is an award-winning garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. We met him this past March at Canada Blooms and love his approach to making gardening simple, fun, and practical. In the second half of the show we chat with Darren Sheriff, who goes by the name The Citrus Guy. Darren is a garden writer, educator, and speaker in South Carolina, where he fills his yard with 55 varieties of citrus—all in containers! Darren will also tell us about another passion of his, growing camellias. He is the president of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society, and the current American Camellia Society South Carolina State Director. But more than that, he has a great knack for explaining gardening. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Ross Raddi. Ross is a 27-year-old backyard orchardist in the Philadelphia area who is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables. Ross will share tips for transitioning fig trees from winter to spring. Find Ross on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where he goes by @rossraddi. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with tomato expert Linda Crago, who runs Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm in Niagara, Canada. Linda’s specialty is tomatoes—and lots of them. Every May long weekend she has a Tomato Days plant sale with hundreds of varieties. She will tell Emma about compact tomato varieties such as ‘House.’

62 MINMAY 2
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Grow Berries, Grow Citrus, Grow Camellia

Raised Beds and Backyard Breeding

In the first half of the show, Tara Nolan, author of the inspiring book Raised Bed Revolution, shares tips and ideas for raised beds. Raised beds are a great way to push garden boundaries. As well as working as a garden writer, editor, and speaker, Tara is a co-founder of the award-winning gardening website Savvy Gardening. She gardens in Southern Ontario. Ever thought of a suitcase planter or a lettuce table? Tune in for more information! In the second half of the show we chat with Andrew Barney, who pushes garden boundaries by breeding unique and cold-adapted vegetable varieties in his garden in northern Colorado. His projects include breeding teosinte and watermelon suited to his garden zone, which is dry and cool. Andrew bred a red-podded snap pea that we’re excited to by trying in our garden this year. Andrews shares some of his projects on his blog, www.keen101@wordpress.com. In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with fig growers Trish Crapo and Tom Ashley from Dancing Bear Farm in Massachusetts about how they got into figs. In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with Andrew Barney about blue tomatoes and the Galapagos tomatoes.

1 MINAPR 4
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Raised Beds and Backyard Breeding

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