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

Edible Perennials, Farming At 15, Ocracoke Fig Festival, Dwarf Tomatoes

July 3, 2019

Edible Perennials

In the first half of the show we chat with Ben Caesar, who operates Fiddlehead Nursery in the Beaver Valley, near Collingwood, Ontario. His specialty is edible perennial plants and fruit bushes. Earlier this year, Ben hosted a workshop at the Guelph Organic Conference about edible perennials.

Farming at 15

In the second half of the show we chat with 15-year-old farmer Dawson Mehalko from Texas. Dawson is in his second year of commercial production, and is selling at market, to restaurants, and directly to customers. He shares his tips on both growing and the business of growing. Dawson shares photos of his farm, Jubilant Fields Farm, on Instagram @jubilantfieldsfarm.

In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Sundae Horn who helps to organize the Ocracoke Fig Festival on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. This two-day festival takes place this year on August 16th and 17th, and celebrates figs through food, history, music, and all sorts of fig stuff. Find out more about the festival—and find the recipe for Ocracoke fig cake—at the website for the Ocracoke Preservation Society.

In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with Craig LeHoullier, the author of the book, Epic Tomatoes. Craig talks about his driveway garden in North Carolina, the dwarf tomato breeding project, and some favourite varieties.

Tune in on Wednesday July 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: 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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