Niki Jabbour’s popular book, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, sparked a following in the vegetable gardening world. Along with Jabbour’s radio show, The Weekend Gardener—on the airwaves weekly for over a decade–and her new books, Niki’s gardening prowess commands attention.
This week on the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast, we chat with Niki over Skype from her home in Nova Scotia, Canada. She shares her tips for growing year-round. We also dive into details behind her recent award-winning book, Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun.
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Some of the seeds mentioned in the interview:
- Quirk cucumber (F1)
- Itachi cucumber (F1)
- Metki Armenian cucumber
- Picolino cucumber (F1)
- Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage
- Magenta Spreen Lambs quarters
- Molokhia – Egyptian spinach
- Zaatar – Wild oregano
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I would like to grow nasturtiums — have no luck — what’s the secret ?
They tend to grow like weeds around here in sandy soil with rains in the winter and dryness the rest of the year. If you haven’t tried scattering them in moist potting soil or planting them right next to the drip emitters, give that a try. Once they get going they will re-seed themselves and return year after year (unless you live where snow/ice kills seeds over winter). They don’t require food or much of anything else. In other words they don’t need coddling.