In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

Mike chats with Heidi Rader, the creator of a cool new vegetable gardening app, Grow & Tell.  Heidi tells us how and why she came up with the idea, and how the Grow & Tell app has us all become citizen scientists by allowing Grow & Tell app users to record every piece of information of what they are growing so we can all share in the vegetable gardening data collected.

From there Heidi, the expert gardener at the Fairbanks, AK extension office, gives us a peek into what it is like vegetable gardening in Alaska's various climates, why vegetable gardening is so important to the interior of Alaska, and so much more.


Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Grow & Tell App
  • Varying climates in Alaska compared to the USA
  • The fruits & veggies that grow well in Alaska
  • The helpful resources of extension offices in your area
  • How the day length affects your garden
  • You as a citizen scientist

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About this week's guest, Heidi Rader

Heidi Rader is the Tribes Extension Agent at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Interior Alaska. She is a life-long Alaskan. As part of a Master’s Degree, she studied high tunnel vegetable production. In addition to teaching hands-on workshops in roughly 30 remote villages in Interior Alaska, she also teaches Online courses with a statewide reach. Heidi uses lots of ways to get research-based information out to the public: social media, websites, a blog, Extension publications, You Tube, and news columns. She recently released an app called Grow & Tell designed to facilitate the collection and sharing of growing information for vegetable varieties across the U.S.


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