In the first half of our show, Peggy Singlemann (host) explores how we can be kinder to ourselves as gardeners as we use our tools in the garden.
Virginia Home Grown
On every episode of Virginia Home Grown, host Peggy Singlemann and co-host John Thompson answer viewer questions sent in through email, phone calls, and social media. Viewers love to ask how to start, maintain, and grow their garden. Here are Peggy's top five resources to help do just that!
Tune into a new episode of Virginia Home Grown April, 26 at 8 pm to see more gardening questions answered on the show.
George Cowart, Horticulture Manager, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, talks with Peggy about planting early, middle and late-blooming plants & dealing with cold-damage.
Doug Coleman, Biologist and Executive Director of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, speaks with John Thompson about native plants.
The 16th season of Virginia Home Grown premieres Tuesday, March 29 with the show’s new host Peggy Singlemann. Peggy is joined by John Thompson, another familiar face to Virginia Home Grown fans from the show’s “Plant of the Month” segment. John works for Virginia Cooperative Extension in Fluvanna County serving as Extension Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources. Both Peggy and John are experts in their field and bring valuable gardening tips and tricks to the series.
During the winter months, I am actively collecting the seeds of what I want to grow in my warm-season fruit and vegetable garden. Collecting those seeds often means going online multiple times each week to hunt for interesting seed varieties to try out - especially tomatoes. Last winter for example, I purchased 4 varieties of tomato seeds--Moscow VR, Russian Black Krim, Medovyi Spas, and Manitoba--and was very pleased with the resulting harvest.
We asked Virginia Home Grown host Peggy Singlemann if she had any gift ideas for gardeners. She did!
In this season finale, host Amy Williams visits Castle Hill Cider to learn all about cider apples from Geoff Robinson, Cider Cellarmaster and Stuart Madany, Ciderist/Orchardist. Co-host Peggy Singlemann gets some pointers from Laurel Matthew, Greenhouse Horticulturist for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, on how to overwinter tropical plants.
Host Amy Williams travels to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to talk with Peggy Cornett about late-blooming annuals. John Wise from Reynolds Community College presents the Plant of the Month: Cryptomeria japonica. Co-host Peggy Singlemann visits a private butterfly garden and nursery cultivated by Master Naturalist Linda McBride.