Episode 2907

Volunteer Gardener

October 01, 2020

Season 29 | Episode 07

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Tammy Algood tours a home gardener's extensive beds in both sun and shade. Barefoot Farmer Jeff Poppen talks about growing sweet corn on his biodynamic farm. Marty DeHart learns about growing vegetables in pots on the deck from an experienced grower. Julie Berbiglia learns about a homemade 'pollinator hotel' to support habitat.

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Right Plants in the Right Spots on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Right Plants in the Right Spots

This gardener has experience, and we benefit from her knowledge during this tour of her home gardens. There are shady areas, a large, deep sunny perennial border, spots for a container garden, and delightful structures and accents to complement the overall appearance of these extensive garden spots.

Pollinator Hotel on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Hotel

What's a pollinator hotel? A habitat for beneficial garden insects. In this example assembled by the Davidson County TN Master Gardener Association, it is comprised of various items that mimic the preferred habitat found in nature for a wide variety of insects. It is recommended that a pollinator friendly structure should be located within 100 feet of the main garden beds for optimum benefit.

Growing Sweet Corn on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Sweet Corn

Jeff Poppen, aka Barefoot Farmer, takes us from seed to harvest in his patch of sweet corn.