132-Encore Presentation: The Year-round Vegetable Garden with Niki Jabbour (and New TV Episode!)

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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.


niki jabbour's poly-tunnel

Niki Jabbour made big strides to her year-round vegetable gardening productivity with the recent addition of her new poly-tunnel. (photo: Courtesy Niki Jabbour)


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.


GGWTV crew with Niki Jabbour

Two years after the original podcast with Niki Jabbour about her year-round vegetable garden, we were finally able to visit Niki in her year-round vegetable garden.


Links & Resources

Original Episode 022: The Year-round Vegetable Gardener with Niki Jabbour

Growing a Greener World YouTube Episode 1013 featuring Niki Jabbour and her year-round vegetable garden

The Online Gardening Academy and Master Seed Starting Notification Signup

The joe gardener Amazon Storefront

joegardener Newsletter

joegardener Facebook

joegardener Facebook Group

joegardener Instagram

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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)

Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour

Savvy Gardening website co-founded by Niki

Rain Bird®– Podcast episode sponsor and Brand Partner of

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs – Podcast episode sponsor and Brand Partner of

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About Joe Lamp'l

Joe Lamp’l is the creator and “joe” behind joe gardener®. His lifetime passion and devotion to all things horticulture has led him to a long-time career as one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in organic gardening and sustainability. That is most evident in his role as host and creator of Emmy Award-winning Growing a Greener World®, a national green-living lifestyle series on PBS currently broadcasting in its tenth season. When he’s not working in his large, raised bed vegetable garden, he’s likely planting or digging something up, or spending time with his family on their organic farm just north of Atlanta, GA.

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