Episode 2915

Volunteer Gardener

May 06, 2021

Season 29 | Episode 15

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Julie Berbiglia sees the familiar and the not so familiar in the Latin American garden at Vanderbilt University. Jeff Poppen details how to grow peanuts. Tammy Algood shows off cost-effective and long-lasting plant supports in her vegetable garden. Annette Shrader tours a home garden featuring a hosta and a daylily collection.

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Growing Peanuts on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Peanuts

Jeff Poppen shares the history of the peanut and its rise to fame on the American farm. He discusses how to grow peanuts successfully, from the soil pH to the hilling. Jeff is thrilled about the resurgence of a treasured heirloom variety, Tennessee Red Mammoth, currently in production at Green Door Gourmet in Nashville TN.

Garden Supports in the Vegetable Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Garden Supports in the Vegetable Garden

Tammy Algood takes us through her vegetable beds to show us the frugal and very practical supports she has fashioned for tomatoes, cucumbers and peas. By using these structures, plants are allowed to grow to their potential and the gardener has an easier path to picking.