The Garage Gardeners is hosted by two extreme gardeners who use their garage as a season extender: 14-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: 14-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

Chili peppers, backyard foraging, greenhouse figs, tomatoes remixed

June 5, 2019

Chili Peppers

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

Backyard Foraging

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.

Tune in on Wednesday June 5 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: 14-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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