On the debut episode of the Row by Row Garden Show, Greg and Travis talk about the origin of the show and how they got the name. Before the first airing of the show, they conducted a survey with their customers and newsletter subscribers to get ideas for the show name. After receiving many great ideas, they settled on Row by Row, the Garden Show. It is intended to be a weekly show for gardeners of all ages and all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner, experienced backyard gardener, or small scale market farmer, this show will have great information that you can implement into your vegetable garden. With the addition of their Row by Row Facebook group, they hope to encourage interaction between listeners who post photos of their garden and harvests. This is a great way for everyone in the group to learn from others’ experiences.
The main segment this week includes a discussion of the top 4 reasons that someone should want to grow their own food. They believe that growing your own food is important because you know what’s in it. By growing it yourself, you know exactly what type of insecticides and what types of fertilizer has been used. Food grown at home also tastes better because it hasn’t been over-fertilized with excess nitrogen. Finally, growing food is a great skill-set to pass along to the younger generation to ensure they’re able to do the same.
In the Show & Tell segment, they provide a snapshot of what’s growing in their gardens currently. They mention the Cubanelle peppers that are already producing many peppers per plant each week. They also talk about the onions that are almost ready for harvest, and how to tell when your onions are ready for harvest. For onions, they prefer the Texas Legend and Red Creole varieties from Dixondale Farms.