Great Gardening

Get ready for the growing season with sound garden advice and inspiration to help battle our tough northern climate. Bob Olen and Tom Kasper provide a bushel basket of garden expertise and answer viewer questions live from the WDSE•WRPT studio. Get great garden ideas as host Pamela Fish brings you tips and tours from around the area. Hardy gardening is what we know, watch Thursday night at 7pm, starting April 10th, on PBS North.

Submit your questions during the show by calling 218.788.2844 or by emailing askgardening [at] wdse [dot] org.


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Schedule for 2014

  • 04.10.2014 Creative Containment
    Straw Bales and Recyclables
  • 04.17.2014 In the Zone
    Best Bets for Northland Growers
  • 04.24.2014 For the Birds
    Grasses and Plants for Birdlife
  • 05.01.2014 Back Lot Bounty
    Urban Farming
  • 05.08.2014 Old Fashioned Favorites
    Roses, Lilacs, and Flowering Shrubs
  • 05.15.2014 Raising Spirits
    Hops and Fruits for Fermenting
  • 05.22.2014 You Don’t Know Beans
    The Vegetable of the Year
  • 05.29.2014 Garden Zen
    Therapeutic Gardening
  • 06.05.2014 What's the Buzz?
    Bees and Pollinators
  • 06.12.2014 Our Favorite Fruit
    All About Apples

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Grow & Show

Submit your photographs, gardening questions and comments to Great Gardening at greatgardening [at] wdse [dot] org or send your non-returnable garden photographs to:

Great Gardening
WDSE•WRPT
632 Niagara Court
Duluth, MN 55811

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Info & Events from Recent Shows

Download the Guide to Bob's Favorite Apples

Download the Grasses and Plants for Birdlife Guide

Download the Best Cool Weather Veggies, Fruits and Perennial Guide

For more info the Duluth Seed Lending Library go to
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Beans are the 2014 One Vegetable One Community (OVOC) Vegetable of the Year
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Recipes, Calendar of Events & Gardening Tips

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