May 23, 2024

Season 32 | Episode 20

Pollinator pathway; residential composting; connecting local farmers to consumers.
Episode 3220 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Season 32 | Episode 20

May 23, 2024

Pollinator pathway; residential composting; connecting local farmers to consumers.

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Residential Composting System on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Residential Composting System

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Pollinator Pathway on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Pathway

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Planting for Pollinators on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Planting for Pollinators

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Mid-summer blooming perennials on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Mid-summer blooming perennials

The mercury climbs in mid-summer, but so can the beauty in your garden. April Moore profiles some of her favorite perennials that have colorful [...]

Amaryllis: Culture and Care on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Amaryllis: Culture and Care

Hippeastrum, commonly referred to as amaryllis, is in the grass family and is native to South America. Bulbs can remain viable for many years wi [...]

Plantings for a public space on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plantings for a public space

There's a new use for the 185 acres campus where Lakeshore Mental Health Institute once operated. The picturesque setting overlooking the Tennes [...]

Greenhouse Operations on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Greenhouse Operations

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The plan

The plan, the infrastructure, then the plants

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Peppers and Eggplants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Peppers and Eggplants

Organic market gardener Jeff Poppen discusses this year's crops of peppers and eggplant.

Fig Tree: Ornamental and Edible on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Fig Tree: Ornamental and Edible

Two fig tree fans enumerate the attributes of this notable tree. We learn the optimum growing conditions, and they share their favorite variety.

Propagating native plants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Propagating native plants

Columbine, Virginia bluebell, Major Wheeler honeysuckle, and dwarf crested iris are a few of the native plants discussed. Highlighted is how eac [...]

Vegetable garden for body and soul on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Vegetable garden for body and soul

Host Tammy Algood visits with an enthusiastic gardener who has her whole family involved in a new vegetable garden at their house. While she is [...]

Hummingbird Attractor and Support Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hummingbird Attractor and Support Garden

Keeping something in bloom when hummingbirds are expected is a key to attracting them to your yard. Matt Kerske visits with a gardener who plans [...]

Illicium on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Illicium

Illicium are one of the few evergreen shrubs that are native to the Southeastern U.S. Referred to as 'anise', this plant species is particularly [...]

Grand Garden in Arts and Crafts Style on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Grand Garden in Arts and Crafts Style

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Unique Trees on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Unique Trees

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Children's Teaching Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Children’s Teaching Garden

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Re-mineralizing on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Re-mineralizing

For optimum yields, a farmer has to replenish the minerals in production fields.

Gloxinia on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gloxinia

Gloxinia are magnificent flowering plants in the same plant family as African violets but with bigger blooms and leaves. Troy Marden shows off h [...]

My garden is my favorite place on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

My garden is my favorite place

We tour a home garden that's been 40 years in the making, by a woman who says gardening brings her joy. There's no mowing in her backyard, as it [...]

Colorful Canvas on a Hillside on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Colorful Canvas on a Hillside

We are introduced to a gardener with a 'can do' spirit. She meets the challenge of growing in various micro-climates among the various border be [...]

Winter-time seed sowing on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Winter-time seed sowing

Want to feed your gardening soul during the bleak winter months, and save money? Annette Shrader gets a lesson on starting seeds at home on a la [...]

Regenerative gardening practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Regenerative gardening practices

We learn about healthy fertile soil on a visit to Red Thread Farm, a micro family farm in Franklin TN. There's no mechanized tillage that happen [...]

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Protecting Plants during Winter

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Making a Landscape Your Own on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Making a Landscape Your Own

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