Grow Nuts in Northern Climates

We talk with Ernie Grimo of Grimo Nut Nursery about hardy nut trees for Canada and the northern United States.

 Ernie Grimo talks about hardy nut trees for Canada and the northern United States.

Ernie Grimo talks about hardy nut trees for Canada and the northern United States.

Grimo Nut Nursery tests and produces a wide range of hardy nut trees. Ernie is past president of the Northern Nut Growers Association and the Society of Ontario Nut Growers.

In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Ernie tells us about growing figs in Niagara, Canada.

For the Tomato-Talk-with-Emma segment, we talk to garden guru and horticulturist Donna Balzer.

Grow Fruit in Cold Climates

 Dr. Ieuan Evans from Alberta, growing fruit on the Canadian Prairies

Dr. Ieuan Evans from Alberta, growing fruit on the Canadian Prairies

We talk with Dr. Ieuan Evans about growing fruit on the Canadian Prairies. Ieuan will share tips for success with fruit in cold climates. Then he telld us about apple, pear, cherry, and plum varieties suited to cold areas. 

We can thank Ieuan for the Alberta-developed Evans cherry tree that has been sold in the millions across cold areas of Canada and the United States. He tested them back in the 1970s shared them with as many people as he could.

And something that is dear to our hearts: He grows figs in Edmonton!

Straw-bale Gardening and Epic Tomatoes

 Craig LeHoullier (Photo by  Kip Dawkins)

Craig LeHoullier (Photo by Kip Dawkins)

We talk about straw-bale gardening and tomatoes with NC Tomatoman, a.k.a. Craig LeHoullier. 

Craig is the author of the books Epic Tomatoes AND Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales. He was co-host of Tomatopalooza, and is a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project.

And something that is dear to our hearts: He has a garden where his driveway used to be!

Year-Round Vegetable Gardening with Niki Jabbour

Year-round vegetable gardening with Niki Jabbour, author of a book we LOVE, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener. Niki is a zone-pushing and season-extending vegetable gardener in Nova Scotia who tells us about cold frames, cloches, hot caps, and hoop tunnelsand what crops grow well in them. We also talk to Niki about her fabulous new book Veggie Garden Remix, which is full of ideas for new and unusual crops for the vegetable garden.

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