Gardening Challenges & Advice

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Great Gardening is your source for expert advice to your gardening questions. Our northern environment can be challenging, find out what works and what doesn't with Tom Kasper and Bob Olen.

Each week get tips, find inspiration in showcased gardens and join the conversation about what we love most, the garden! From fruits to flowers and veggies to shrubs, Great Gardening is the place to find everything you want to know.

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  • Thursdays at 7pm on PBS North 8.1|31.1
  • Local: 218.788.2844 - Toll Free: 877.307.8762
  • Email questions before the show to greatgardening [at] wdse [dot] org

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Coming up…

May 26 - "Grow it Local" - Is there anything better than homegrown foods? From tomatoes to herbs we'll share some of the best fresh fruits and vegetables in the Northland and take a look at how they're grown. We also have a favorite recipe or two using garden fresh ingredients. And we're ready with expert advice and answers to your most pressing questions about what you've got growing.

June 2 - "Beyond the Backyard"
For some, gardening goes way beyond the borders of their yard and garden. Community members put their skills to work beautifying the public landscape. We’ll show you their efforts. And it’s not just what grows that makes a setting pleasing. There are many ways using rock in your landscape can make it unique.

June 9 - "Container Gardening"
From pretty pots of flowers to transportable trees, gardens in containers are some of the most popular. For some it’s because of the convenience. For others it’s accessibility. Whether you like to plant blooms, herbs or veggies in a vessel, we have some know how to share.

'T' is for Tomato

Saturday, June 4 at 1pm on PBS North

If you like tomatoes, this is the show for you! Twenty one local cooks tempt your taste buds with a delicious array of tomato dishes... including Gulf Shrimp Stew, Chicken Breasts in Tomatoes and Cream, South of the Border Salsa, Puttanesca, Easy Stuffed Tomatoes, Vegetable Pizza, and Tomato Tart!