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#373: Discovering Fantastic New Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with award winning garden author and expert Niki Jabbour about her new book, "Veggie Garden Remix."
Niki will teach us about a wide variety of vegetables and fruits that you can add in your garden, that are easy to grow and prolific producers.
She'll tell us about why she chose the 224 varieties in her book, where you can get the seeds for them, and what her motivation behind them were.
From there we'll learn about a few specific veggies that Niki likes to grow, their origins and what to expect from them.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ Cool new tomato varieties
◾ The cucamelon
◾ Where you can get new varieties to grow in your garden
◾ Making sure you do your research before you grow anything new
Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author and edibles expert from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who believes that a long Canadian winter shouldn’t mean an end to the homegrown harvest.
While as a child Niki limited her vegetable intake to yellow beans and potatoes, she now grows (and eats!) dozens of different vegetable varieties in her 2,000-square-foot garden, including experimental crops like quinoa, peanuts, artichokes and figs. Niki’s unconventional – yet wildly successful – growing techniques are proof that elbow-deep snow is NOT, in fact, a valid excuse for a puny parsnip harvest. Her first book, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, was honored with the 2012 American Horticultural Society’s Book Award, and her latest title, Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden (Storey Publishing, 2014) opens your eyes to an infinite number of tasty possibilities.
Look for Niki’s next book in 2017! Niki’s work is also found in Fine Gardening, Garden Making, The Heirloom Gardener, and Birds & Blooms magazines, and her column on vegetable growing techniques appears in each issue of Horticulture magazine. Oh, and one last thing about Niki: her radio program, The Weekend Gardener, which launched in 2007 is heard throughout Eastern Canada on News 95.7 FM. In 2015, Niki won the ‘Best On-Air Talent’ award from the Garden Writers of America
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