Episode 2547

Volunteer Gardener

May 25, 2017

Season 25 | Episode 47

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, commercial agriculture is beginning to trend toward sustainable farming practices. Phillipe Chadwick visits a farm in Manchester where a field of cover crops is building soil health. Marty DeHart shares her tip for growing strong tomato plants. Sheri Gramer walks with a guide through a meadow of spring wildflowers.

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Nitrogen on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


Jeff Poppen explains how to achieve and maintain healthy soil without chemicals. He teaches us how to harness the nitrogen that is in plentiful supply above every square foot of earth.

Proven Performers on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Proven Performers

Perennials are the backbone of a well-planned garden. They can provide texture, form and color for years, even decades. Matt Kerske showcases some of the best performers for our climate.