28 episodes

Expect to hear next level of information about growing like a pro. In this podcast expert gardener Donna Balzer interviews growers about their special interests and brings their lives and stories to life. Do you want to learn about growing organic saffron or how to grow a gravel garden into rich garden soil? Or maybe you want to crack the code on growing peppers, tomatoes or carrots? Would a few words of wisdom from a professional flower grower boost your success with flower pots forever? If you are a gardener ready for the next level then this podcast will help you grow.

Helping Gardeners Grow: The Podcast Donna Balzer

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

Expect to hear next level of information about growing like a pro. In this podcast expert gardener Donna Balzer interviews growers about their special interests and brings their lives and stories to life. Do you want to learn about growing organic saffron or how to grow a gravel garden into rich garden soil? Or maybe you want to crack the code on growing peppers, tomatoes or carrots? Would a few words of wisdom from a professional flower grower boost your success with flower pots forever? If you are a gardener ready for the next level then this podcast will help you grow.

    Customize Your Greenhouse

    Customize Your Greenhouse

    Guest: Kyle Exner, BC Greenhouse Builders Big Idea: Build the best greenhouse for you, forever. Topic Today:  Kyle Exner is the General Manager at BC Greenhouse Builders in British Columbia, Canada. Kyle has ideas to build a forever greenhouse and he shares his 23 years of experience with us on this podcast. Wondering what to […]

    • 58 min
    Canadian Carrot Grower

    Canadian Carrot Grower

    Guest: Rodney Bradshaw, BECK Farms Big Idea: Grow better varieties in better soil to get better carrots. Topic Today:  Rod was a classmate of mine at the University of Alberta and when he graduated he went back to his family farm. Always looking for new challenges and pursuing new ideas, he leased his father’s land […]

    • 50 min
    Breeding New Tomatoes

    Breeding New Tomatoes

    Guest: Karen Olivier, Independant Tomato Breeder Big Idea: Are you a tomato enthusiast? Imagine breeding and selecting your own varieties! Topic Today:  Karen Olivier is a nurse by day and a tomato breeder in every other moment. She was told she couldn’t grow a good tasting tomato in her northern garden near Edmonton, Alberta so […]

    • 52 min
    Save Seeds: they will adapt

    Save Seeds: they will adapt

    Guest: Sal Dominelli, Sweet Rock Farms Big Idea: Saving Your own seeds makes you part of the solution for worldwide food security. Topic Today:  “It took a pandemic for us to realize that things are not going to continue on the way they were and that we need to be more self-reliant. So, as a […]

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Feed the Worms, feed your soil

    Feed the Worms, feed your soil

    Guest: Dan Rollingson, Earthly Matters Big Idea: Raise your own worm fertilizer: 15 years of experience. Topic Today:  “Keeping it simple is kind of the key and worm castings is one of the best ways to grow simply.” Dan purchased a simple “system” for raising worms but when most of the worms died he knew […]

    • 1 hr 47 min
    We All Need A Bit of Therapy!

    We All Need A Bit of Therapy!

    Guest: Rose Naomi O’Brey Big Idea: From a work injury to a magazine article about garden therapy, Rose Naomi has been healed by, trains in and actively practices garden therapy. Believing it is good for everyone, Rose Naomi shares ideas and positive themes, music and stories. Everyone benefits from a little bit of therapy – […]

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Wow4286 ,

fantastic information, inspirational

Super guest, Donna is quietly curious, so much information. I’ve been to Sal’s website and gotten my first newsletter already, can’t wait for June!

Kiwi66ok ,

Helping gardeners grow

Donna chats with such interesting people. You learn so much and get interested in trying to grow things you never though of. You learn how to make your soil better and attract good bugs. Just so much to get inspired by listening to Donna’s podcasts. It’s wonderful having a Canadian gardener who’s gardened in Alberta and now BC. She’s so wonderful at helping you be a better gardener and help someone like me that’s just starting and learning . Thank you Donna.

bk99 ,

Very informative

Great guests, and very informative podcast. I've learned a lot that I incorporate into my growing and gardening.

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