In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Doug Oster, author of the new book, "The Steel City Garden: Creating a One-of-a-Kind Garden in Black and Gold", and co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, about succession planting, growing garlic, ripening your tomatoes, organic gardening tips and more.
Doug has been gardening himself for many years and helping others through talks, forums, lectures and his radio show over 13 years.
He is coming on to share with us how to implement a successful succession planting routine so that you not only grow all year long but also replenish your soil while you are doing it.
Doug is going to give us his top garlic growing tips, tips on how to ripen those tomatoes at the end of the year and some crop rotation techniques that work very well.
From there he will tell us why, because of an incident with his 18 month old, he grows only organically, he'll fill us in on the black and gold plants from his new book, and a couple of gardening myths that he can't believe are still floating around.
Doug Oster is the editor of Everybody Gardens. He's also an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh.
Oster's Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED.
Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. "Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees."