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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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

Edible Flowers and Rogue Gardeners

March 6, 2019

Denise Schreiber

In the first half of the show we talk with Pittsburgh horticulturist and author Denise Schreiber, author of the delicious book Eat Your Roses. Denise not only eats flowers, but she cooks with them too. Nasturtium-flower lasagna, calendula-corn muffins, rose petal ice cream. Yum!

Lorraine Johnson

In the second half of the show we chat with Toronto author and garden-boundary pusher Lorraine Johnson. Lorraine will share stories of "rogue gardeners," gardeners who push the boundaries of convention—sometimes running into trouble—but sometimes changing values about what is acceptable. Two of Lorraine’s focus areas are native plants and urban agriculture. Lorraine is the editor of the new third edition of the Canadian Gardener’s Guide.

In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Jack Spruill of Spruill Farm in North Carolina about the community fig orchard on his farm.

In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she checks in with garden expert Jessica Walliser of SavvyGardeing.com about her top tomato variety recommendations for containers.

Tune in on Wednesday March 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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