HomeGrown 06/15/08 – Sweet Potatoes & Preston Rose Garden

HomeGrown is as sweet and fragrant as it’s ever been this week with a look at sweet potatoes and sensuous roses. The sweet potato tips come from the folks at the family-owned Steele Plant Company in Gleason, “Tater Town” Tennessee. Later, Bob and Jeneen head to eastern Jefferson County to visit the rose garden of Jim and Barbara Preston.

HomeGrown 06/08/08 – Vines & Summer Squash

Designing with vines and growing and selling heirloom squash seeds are the entwined subjects on HomeGrown this week. Garden designer Paula Refi has the story on the many annual, perennial and deciduous vines for the yard, and how to choose the right vine for your site. Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Missouri talks about heirloom seed saving, and offers two dozen summer squash varieties for discussion.

HomeGrown 05/18/08 – Soil Testing & Barbara Damrosch

An updated garden primer explaining the best ways to grow organically – and better understanding your soil and its needs, are the focus of HomeGrown this week. University of Kentucky soil expert Greg Schwab explains what’s in the soil we use and how to get the best results. Veteran gardener Barbara Damrosch, author of “The Garden Primer,” brings 20 years of writing and growing expertise to the show.

HomeGrown 05/04/08 – Gourds & Metro Farm Markets

Building the better gourd – and the better farmer’s market – are the well-grounded subjects on HomeGrown this week. Judy Fleming, president of the North Carolina Gourd Society, explains the long history of that colorful crop, and some of the crafty things that artists do with it. Food writer Sarah Fritschner discusses the vibrant farm market scene in Kentuckiana.

HomeGrown 04/20/08 – The Penstemon & Earth Day History

The mighty penstemon and the history of Earth Day are the blooming stories on HomeGrown this week. The University of Nebraska’s Dale Lindgren, who has spent years researching the penstemon, will talk about the domestication of that native plant and the hundreds of cultivars from which to choose. The Wilderness Society’s Ben Beach knows the […]