Podcast 113 – Growing Under Cover with Niki Jabbour

This episode, I’m speaking to Canadian gardening superstar Niki Jabbour. Niki is a gardener and author of 3 books, including ‘Growing Under Cover’, which is the most comprehensive guide to using crop covers in your vegetable garden. It’s based on Niki’s first-hand, decades long research into successfully growing food, enables her to produce food 365 days a year in the challenging climate of Nova Scotia and what she doesn’t know about using covers to protect crops, prolong the season and cheat the weather, you could write on the back of a stamp and still have room to lick it.

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About Nikki Jabbour

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of four books – The Year Round Vegetable Gardener (2012 American Horticultural Society Book Award), Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden, Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun (Winner of the 2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award, Winner of the Gold Book Award from GardenComm, and winner of the 2019 Silver Award from Taste Canada), and Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden. She also writes for magazines like Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Birds & Blooms. Niki is an in-demand speaker, offering seminars and keynotes at events, shows, societies, and greenhouses across North America such as the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, The Dow Gardens, The Philadelphia Flower Show, The Boston Flower Show, and Canada Blooms. Since 2006, Niki has hosted and executive produced her popular radio show, The Weekend Gardener which airs on News 95.7 FM in Halifax as well as online. For her broadcasting work, Niki won the 2015 Gold Award from GardenComm as ‘Best On-Air Talent’. Niki is very active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and you can find her gardening videos on Youtube. When she’s not writing, speaking, or broadcasting about food gardening Niki is harvesting year-round from her twenty raised bed vegetable garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is filled with an eclectic mixture of popular vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans, as well as unique heirloom varieties, and crops from around the world like cucamelons, snake gourds, and za’atar. https://savvygardening.com/about-us/


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Growing Under Cover by Niki Jabbour – Storey Publishing, 2021

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