Episode 2916

Volunteer Gardener

May 13, 2021

Season 29 | Episode 16

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, join Phillipe Chadwick for a tour of the family sculpture trail at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Jeff Poppen explains the science involved in barrel composting. He shares his own experiences and lends advice as to what to include and what to leave out. Tammy Algood also follows the science to produce a greater tomato yield.

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Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail

The sculpture trail was established in 1999 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens through a donation from Ann and Monroe Carrel Jr. The trail underwent renovation to upgrade the pathways and add to the plant collection. Reopening in 2020, the trail features 10 works on a 1.5 mile woodland walkway. The plant palette is 100% native with very few cultivars. More than 700 trees and shrubs were added during the renovation, with the continued goal to have as much plant diversity as possible.

Tomato Patch Advice on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tomato Patch Advice

Tammy Algood shares her tried and true methods for getting a good harvest of tomatoes year after year. It includes using red plastic film on the soil, and concrete reinforcing wire for caging. She also shares varieties that work well in her garden.