Episode 3003

Volunteer Gardener

July 15, 2021

Season 30 | Episode 03

Going along with the knowledge that fresh is best can hold true for a nut crop too. Tammy Algood educates us about the culture and longevity of pecan trees. Jeff Poppen visits a community garden that was established on an empty lot in a suburban setting. Annette Shrader introduces us to straw bale gardening.

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Straw Bale Gardening on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Straw Bale Gardening

Necessity is the mother of invention for this gardener who has no yard that gets enough sun for a garden. Instead, she gardens in straw bales on the driveway.

Growing Pecans on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Pecans

More folks are growing their own food these days, so perhaps a nut crop could fit into the home landscape. Tammy Algood goes to Bethpage TN to learn about seed germination, what's needed for good pollination, and expectations of yield over the course of the tree's life (which can be 150 years).

Episode 3003 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Garden Diversity

Jeff Poppen visits the Pegram Community Garden to learn about the diversity of crops in the many raised beds, and the diversity in the talents and contributions of the community members who grow here.