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

 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

Backyard Berries, Citrus and Camellia, Spring fig shuffle, and the ‘House’ Tomato

May 1, 2019

Berries

In the first half of the show Charlie Nardozzi tells us about growing blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries—as well as unusual berries such as honeyberries (a.k.a. haskaps). He’ll also give us pointers on growing berries in containers. Charlie is an award-winning garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. We met him this past March at Canada Blooms and love his approach to making gardening simple, fun, and practical.

Citrus and Camellias

In the second half of the show we chat with Darren Sheriff, who goes by the name The Citrus Guy. Darren is a garden writer, educator, and speaker in South Carolina, where he fills his yard with 55 varieties of citrus—all in containers! Darren will also tell us about another passion of his, growing camellias. He is the president of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society, and the current American Camellia Society South Carolina State Director. But more than that, he has a great knack for explaining gardening.

Biggs on Figs

In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Ross Raddi. Ross is a 27-year-old backyard orchardist in the Philadelphia area who is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables. Ross will share tips for transitioning fig trees from winter to spring. Find Ross on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where he goes by @rossraddi.

Tomato Talk with Emma

In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with tomato expert Linda Crago, who runs Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm in Niagara, Canada. Linda’s specialty is tomatoes—and lots of them. Every May long weekend she has a Tomato Days plant sale with hundreds of varieties. She will tell Emma about compact tomato varieties such as ‘House.’

Tune in on Wednesday May 1 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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