Melanie Watts loves growing food in a short gardening season. She’s passionate about sustainable, organic cold-climate gardening. Like vegetables that mature in 60 days or less and perennials that survive in minus 40! Melanie is a Master Gardener, an avid blogger and lives in northern British Columbia Canada.
In This Episode You Will Discover:
- the unique challenges of inheriting a gorgeous garden
- the vital importance of open-pollinated seeds
- can you overwinter root vegetables like carrots, potatoes or even beets?
- what happens if you plant peas in October?
- chives and sorrel micro-climate strategies
- “Silvery Fur” indeterminate heirloom tomato
- don’t be fooled by the first sunny day in May
- What’s the hottest trend in gardening? Discover the secret to building talapia aquaponic gardens that you will love!
- Are you concerned about toxic chemicals, GMO’s and Frankenfood? Don’t panic, grow organic! Discover our best resources for organic gardeners.
- learn all about strawbale gardening from the top Amazon expert!
Gardening Resources Mentioned
Far Out Flora – http://www.faroutflora.com/
Northern Gardener Magazine – with Mary Schier
This is the book Melanie mentioned on the show!
Our Guest’s Links
Visit Melanie Watts online: http://NorthernGardenersAlmanac.com
Follow Melanie on Twitter: http://twitter.com/caffinara
Growing Food in a Short Season: Sustainable, Organic Cold-Climate Gardening