The Garage Gardeners is hosted by two extreme gardeners who use their garage as a season extender: 13-year-old garden writer Emma Biggs, and her father, horticulturist Steven Biggs.

The Garage Gardeners is hosted by two extreme gardeners who use their garage as a season extender: 13-year-old garden writer Emma Biggs, and her father, horticulturist Steven Biggs.

The Garage Gardeners Radio Show

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Live garden talk radio for Gardeners who Push Boundaries

In the studio: Steven Biggs and Emma Biggs

In the studio: Steven Biggs and Emma Biggs

The Garage Gardeners Radio Show is a garden radio show that talks to gardeners who are creative zone-pushers, season-extenders, and who like to challenge garden boundaries.

It's hosted by two “garage gardeners” who use their garage to push their own gardening boundaries. Steven 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.

Upcoming Shows

Raised beds and backyard Plant Breeding

April 3, 2019

Raised Beds

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!

Backyard Breeding

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. Andrew shares some of his projects on his blog.

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.

Tune in on Wednesday April 3 at 2 p.m. (ET) on RealityRadio101

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Quick Facts: The Garage Gardeners Radio Show

  • The Garage Gardeners is hosted by two extreme gardeners who use their garage as a season extender: 13-year-old garden writer and speaker Emma Biggs, and her father, horticulturist and author Steven Biggs

  • The show airs on the first Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. (ET)

  • It broadcasts live on internet-based RealityRadio101

  • We talk to home gardeners and professionals who push garden boundaries

  • Regular segments: Tomato-Talk with Emma, and Biggs-on-Figs with Steven

  • Have a question for our guest? E-mail us before the show and we'll try to cover your question

Gardening on the garage, a season-extending microclimate.

Gardening on the garage, a season-extending microclimate.

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