Garden TV

One of the complaints often heard about the big national cable channel with the words home and garden in its name is that it’s all about homes (specifically hunting for houses) and almost never about gardens. That said, we in Minnesota are lucky to have a few options for getting our garden fix on the tube or the computer.

We’re big fans of Grow with KARE, the Saturday morning garden show that runs on KARE-11. Hosts Bobby Jensen and Belinda Jensen have been great friends to MSHS and do a lot to keep folks in the Twin Cities informed about garden events, landscape care, new plants and what we should be doing in our gardens during the season.

prairie yardBesides Grow with KARE, public television viewers in southwest and west central Minnesota (as well as parts of Iowa and the Dakotas) can watch Prairie Yard and Garden on Appleton-based Pioneer Public TV. Prairie Yard and Garden is a half-hour garden show that is beginning its 28th season this week. That’s pretty impressive! If you live outside of the Pioneer Public TV range, you can watch the episodes online. In 28 years, they’ve covered just about every topic relevant to northern gardeners.

Finally, we were very excited about Dig In Minnesota, hosted by Teri Knight of the Garden Bite radio show and blog. (If you want some tips on growing tomatoes, check out Teri’s interview with Tom McKusick, our resident tomato guru.) The show is on hiatus now, but you can watch many of the past episodes from the show’s homepage.

Do you have a favorite yard and garden TV show or Internet program?




  1. Donna Middleton, Kandiyohi County Horticultural Society president on February 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Not really a comment but a request.
    Please add “Prairie Yard and Garden” to your tags so this will show up in searches for it.
    Thank you

  2. Donna G on February 12, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Another PBS show for northern gardeners is Duluth based “Great Gardening”, from WDSE-WRPT (channel 8) in Duluth. You can view past seasons online.

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