About Great Gardening

Growing Together

Great Gardening delights in the unique joys and challenges of gardening in Zones 3 and 4. The show celebrates successes and shares expert knowledge, connecting the Northland’s vibrant gardening community. Whether you’re a beginner or have an experienced green thumb, Great Gardening connects the growing community with climate-specific growing advice.

It's a New Growing Season!

To continue to share gardening expertise in real time throughout the entire growing season, in 2021Great Gardening will be extending its season and its reach to become an even more useful tool for the Northland gardener!

On Air
Thursdays in April on PBS North at a New Time! Watch at 7:30pm.
The new season will include a Spring, Summer and Fall Special (at 7pm), as well as four episodes on PBS North in April at 7:30pm. We’ll also be adding two full episodes in the fall on PBS North. During our regular season episodes, enjoy a NEW Farm to Table segment, as we follow veggies from the garden into new recipes!

Send us your questions before the program and we may answer them live on air! Email ask [at] wdse [dot] org.

Throughout the summer look for episodes online, addressing the unique opportunities and challenges posed by this year’s growing season. Return here as the summer nears for more information, including a link to our new YouTube channel to enjoy regular updates throughout the summer of Great Gardening!

When in season, new episodes are available on-air on PBS North and online the following day on YouTube, PBS.org and streaming on your mobile device on the free PBS Video App.


Upcoming PBS North Schedule

  • March 4, 2021 Spring Special 2021 at 7:00pm
  • April 1, 2021 at 7:30pm Early Growing Season
  • April 8, 2021 at 7:30pm The Colors of Spring
  • April 15, 2021 at 7:30pm Homegrown Ingredients
  • April 22, 2021 at 7:30pm Earth Day

  • More Ways to Watch

    PBS Video App

    Local Dirt

    As always, we’d love to hear from you! Share your photos of your lovely gardens for our new Local Dirt segment (formally Grow and Show) to greatgardening [at] wdse [dot] org and we may feature your photos with our online gardening community! You may also mail your non-returnable garden photos to 632 Niagara Court, Duluth MN 55811.

    You can also follow us on Instagram for our year-round features of photos from our viewers!

    Great Gardening Sponsors

    Thank You to our Sponsors!