Vegetables in Pots: How to Ace Your Container Garden
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
4d ago
Want to harvest more veg from the same amount of space? You can get lots more from a small space by growing in containers. (If you get it right…but that’s not difficult!) If you get these 4 things right, you’re on the road to container gardening success:  The right container Good soil A suitable location Proper care In this episode, Donna and Steven share top tips for container gardening success, including choosing pots, selecting soil, finding a suitable spot, and caring for your container vegetables. If you’re looking for more on container gardening, here are top container garden cr ..read more
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People go Bananas for This Fruit! How to Grow a Pawpaw Tree
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
2w ago
Figs + Container Veg. Live events in April 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Can’t get enough pawpaw fruit? Want to grow a pawpaw tree? If you haven’t tried pawpaw fruit, many people describe the flavour of its silky, yellow flesh as tropical. While it’s the largest fruit native to North America, it’s difficult to find the fruit for sale.   Yet it’s easy to grow. That’s why many gardeners and small farmers plant pawpaw trees. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk with pawpaw expert Adam D’Angelo to get tips on growing pawpaw trees.  We talk about ..read more
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Is Your Soil in Overdraft? Find Out How to Amend Soil
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
3w ago
Figs + Container Veg. Live events in April 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  When you make only withdrawals—no deposits—you eventually end up in overdraft. It works that way at the bank, with friendships—and with soil. And growing crop after crop in a garden is like making withdrawal after withdrawal. The crops use nutrients. Working the soil affects its structure. Amending soil is like putting money back into the bank. Soil amendments can improve soil structure, soil chemistry, and return nutrients to the soil. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk about pr ..read more
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Where to Grow Herbs: Herb Garden Layout and Design Ideas
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
1M ago
Figs. Lemons. Container Veg. New live events in March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Looking for herb garden layout ideas? If you’re planning a herb garden, there are many ways to add herbs to the landscape. You can have a stand-alone herb garden, a herb lawn, herbs mixed with paving, use herbs as bedding plants, weave them into a perennial border, or make a herb container garden on a patio, deck, or paved space. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk about ideas for using herbs in home garden landscapes and share their favourite perennial herbs ..read more
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Planting Greens for a Continuous Harvest: Crops + Tips for Growing Greens
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
1M ago
Figs. Lemons. Container Veg. New live events in March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Leafy greens fizzle out in the summer? Does your lettuce bolt too soon? Find out how to grow more leafy greens in your garden and how to extend your harvest so you can pick fresh salad greens as long as possible. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk about crops ideas for leafy greens, how to plant leafy greens in a home garden or edible landscape, choosing greens crops for ongoing harvest, how to hurry up your spring harvest, and how to slow down bolting—even ..read more
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Grow an Indoor Lemon Tree + MORE Exotic Potted Citrus Trees
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
1M ago
Figs. Lemons. Container Veg. New live events in March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Tried growing a potted lemon tree but it didn’t thrive? Citrus expert Byron Martin has the solution. And it’s not difficult. AND he also has recommendations for other unusual potted citrus trees.  We talk about finger limes, blood limes, pomelo, sweet lemon, sunquat, kumquat, citron, and more. For all of these citrus trees in pots, proper watering is the key to success. We hear how to water—and what to expect from potted citrus trees in the fall. (Spoiler a ..read more
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Hands-Off Crop: Growing Raspberries (they do FINE without your help!)
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
1M ago
Figs. Lemons. Easy to Grow Fruit. Container Veg. Vertical Gardening.  New live events in Feb., March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Don’t have time to spend on fussy fruit crops? Then growing raspberries is something to think about.  You can prune raspberries and manage the crop to maximize production. But this is one of those bulletproof crops that can do quite nicely without your help. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk about planting raspberries, how raspberries grow, how to prune raspberries, and how to care for them. If you’re ..read more
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Edible Flowers: Flowers You Can Eat (and how to use them)
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs & Donna Balzer: Horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
2M ago
Figs. Lemons. Easy to Grow Fruit. Container Veg. Vertical Gardening.  New live events in Feb., March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Wondering which flowers you can eat? There’s a wide variety of edible flowers that are easy to grow. You might already have some and just aren’t using them. Edible flowers often come from well-known vegetable, herb, and fruit crops. But there are many that come from ornamental plants too. Even some shrubs and trees. Find out which flowers are edible—and how you can use them to spice up your cooking and have fun ..read more
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Vegetables to Grow: Choose What’s Best for Your Vegetable Garden
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs and Donna Balzer are horticulturists and edible landscaping experts.
2M ago
Figs in Cold Climates. Lemons in Cold Climates. Easy to Grow Fruit. Container Vegetables. Vertical Vegetable Gardening.  New live events in Feb., March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Wondering which vegetables to grow? Or how to pick suitable varieties for your vegetable garden? If you put some thought into your choices, you can avoid harvest-time disappointments. In this episode, Donna and Steven talk about crops they find worthwhile, along with some favourite varieties. The choices for Donna’s cold prairie garden aren’t always the same as ..read more
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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed: When and How (+ Top Varieties!)
The Food Garden Life Show
by Steven Biggs
2M ago
 ---- Figs in Cold Climates…..Lemons in Cold Climates…..Easy to Grow Fruit...Container Vegetables...Vertical Vegetable Gardening.  New live events in Feb., March and April, 2024. Find out more about these new live virtual events. ----  Growing tomatoes from seed? Get the right combination of timing, soil, light, and containers, and you can grow great tomato seedlings at home. There’s more than one way to raise tomato plants from seed. And that means you can do it in a way that fits your growing space. AND make sure to pick a variety you’ll love—because that’s a big reason for g ..read more
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