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

 Garden Radio to Help You

push garden boundaries

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

Herbs’n Hens

February 6, 2019

Conrad Richter

Our first guest is Conrad Richter from Richters Herbs in Goodwood, Ontario. We will discuss what to do with herbs that don’t like being in a warm house for the winter, but are not hardy when left outdoors. (Maybe he can give Steven pointers on not killing his rosemary plant every winter!)

Then we will talk about herbs that do well in the house over the winter.

Emma’s mint garden 20+ plant mint garden was inspired by a visit to Richters Herbs!

Visit the Ricthers website for the video series, called Herbs TV with great videos on lots of herb-related topics. You will find Steven in a couple of the episodes, sharing tips about how to grow figs and how to grow brugmansias.

Signe Langford

Our second guest is author, storyteller, and chef-turned-writer Signe Langford. Signe will tell us all about urban chickens and share tips from her fantastic book, Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs: Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden.

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We met Signe when she wrote an article for Toronto Life about the underground world of backyard chicken growers. Look at the pictures in the article and guess which one is Steven!

For our Biggs-on-Figs and Tomato-Talk segments, Signe will share lots of fantastic ideas for using figs and tomatoes in the kitchen.

To get you started, here are Signe’s recipes for FRESH FIG OLIVE OIL ANISE CAKE and MAPLE-ROASTED FIGS WITH WALNUTS, BACON & TAHINI.





Tune in on Wednesday Feb. 6 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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