Episode 3201

Volunteer Gardener

July 06, 2023

Season 32 | Episode 01

A fall garden can produce a plentiful harvest, with a wide variety of crops. Tammy Algood visits Red Thread Farm, a family-owned micro farm in Franklin Tennessee. Here they grow carrots, lettuce, radishes and kale until first frost. Sheri Gramer tours a pretty courtyard garden that is just the right size to accommodate all the ornamental plants, shrubs, and vegetables this gardener loves.

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Fall/Winter crops for the home garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Fall/Winter crops for the home garden

No doubt that the summer harvest in Tennessee is plentiful. There are so many vegetables that grow well here. But a fall garden can produce a big bounty too. Tammy Algood is at Red Thread Farm in Franklin Tennessee to learn what varieties of carrot, radish, and kale they grow in their high-yielding garden.

Mosquito bucket of doom on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Mosquito bucket of doom

Here's a tip on how to eliminate mosquitoes from the yard without the use of harmful chemicals. It targets mosquitoes in a larval stage.

Downsizing without sacrificing style on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Downsizing without sacrificing style

A backyard doesn't have to be large to grow a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetables. Sheri Gramer tours a beautiful space that has border beds all along the house foundation and fence line. There are some stunning specimens.