#316: How a 12 Year Old Turned Her Love for Gardening into a Passion
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Emma and Steven Biggs about how to get your kids into gardening and growing their own food.
Steven, author of "Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't", has collaborated with his daughter Emma, to write a gardening book aimed at getting children to have fun in the garden.
Emma will tell us how she at the age of 12, turns gardening into a fun everyday activity that has lead her to grow over 60 varieties of tomatoes, a number of mint plants and three and half pound tomato.
From there she'll share with us her tips to keep gardening fun for your kids, her journey into breeding tomatoes, and how simply playing in the dirt can be all your kids need to get them started.
About this week's guests on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Emma & Steven Biggs
They have co-authored a new book titled, Grow Gardeners: Kid Tested Gardening with Children
Emma is a 12-year-old Toronto gardener who loves fun veggie crops including unusually colored tomatoes and carrots, heat-free jalapeno peppers, and a variety of lettuce with contrasting colours and textures.
This year she has over 60 varieties of tomato and has started a mint garden with over 20 varieties of mint and is growing a giant sunflower house. She gardens in containers, raised beds, the ground—and even on the garage rooftop.
Steven is a horticulturist and author of 'No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening' and 'Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't.' You can learn more by visiting: StevenBiggs.ca