Nearly two years after my initial conversation in podcast episode 022, my Growing a Greener World® TV crew and I were finally standing in the year-round vegetable garden of Niki Jabbour to film an entire episode around her four-season growing success while defying extremely challenging conditions of USDA zone 5b in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In spite of a very short growing season (the first frost of the year shows up about mid-October, and the last is typically mid-May), Niki Jabbour knows every trick in the book and more to get the most out of her year-round garden. From time tested winners including row covers and cold frames, to her newest addition, a large polytunnel/greenhouse located adjacent to large raised bed vegetable garden.
This podcast is an encore edition of our original podcast episode 022 and conversation with Niki from October 2017. Be sure to check out the extensive show notes there, including a lot more pictures of her garden and helpful links.
New for this podcast is our television episode for 0ur 10th season of my national PBS television series, Growing a Greener World®. You can watch the entire episode right now, right here (and ahead of its national television premiere on 11/30/19. You don’t want to miss this first-ever opportunity to see this garden and meet Niki from our television episode.
Links & Resources
The Year-round Vegetable Gardener book: Great growing tips and timing on when to plant no matter where you live.
Veggie Garden Remix (238 new plants to shake up your garden for variety, flavor, and fun)
Savvy Gardening website co-founded by Niki
*Disclosure: Some product links in this guide are affiliate links, which means we would get a commission if you purchase. However, none of the prices of these resources have been increased to compensate us. None of the items included in this list have any bearing on any compensation being an influencing factor on their inclusion here. The selection of all items featured in this post and podcast were based solely on merit and in no way influenced by any affiliate or financial incentive, or contractual relationship. At the time of this writing, Joe Lamp’l has professional relationships with the following companies who may have products included in this post and podcast: Rain Bird, Corona Tools. These companies are either Brand Partners of joegardener.com and/or advertise on our website. However, we receive no additional compensation from the sales or promotion of their product through this guide. The inclusion of any products mentioned within this post is entirely independent and exclusive of any relationship.