#313: Growing Vegetables in a Colder Climate with Author & Expert Mary Schier
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with garden expert and author Mary Schier about what it takes to grow vegetables in a cold climate.
Cold climate gardening is one of the bigger challenges many gardeners face as they try to grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other warmer weather crops, when the weather will simply not cooperate.
Many methods have been developed over the years to grow vegetables in a cold climate and Mary Schier, the author of the book, "From Apples to Zinnias: Northern Gardener", shares her tips with us.
She tell us how, in her zone 4 climate, gardeners extend gardening seasons, are able to start plants sooner, and trick she learned that gardeners used nearly 150 years ago, that may seem odd, but does work.
About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Mary Schier
Mary knows the joys and trials of cold-climate gardeners. Where she lives, when the low is only -20, thatís considered a mild winter. As editor of Northern Gardener, the magazine of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Mary has spent more than a decade discovering the best tips and techniques for growing great vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees in the North.
She combined those ideas with advice from experienced gardeners of the past to write The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. It is an informative and entertaining guide for gardeners of all levels.