Planted: New Garden Video Series

Seeds well-planted eventually germinate.  If you’re like me, when the tiny green life breaks through the soil you want to tell the world!

With pleasure, I introduce Planted, the new garden video series rooted in Kitsap County. 

I’ve been working with a talented production team at Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) since January to create Planted, which I host with Peg Tillery.  Many know Peg, retired WSU Kitsap Horticulture Educator, from her show “The Kitsap Gardener” which ran for many years on local TV.

The idea for a fresh video series came to me this December and as luck would have it, Peg and BKAT were receptive to a fun, creative project inspired by our rich community of gardeners, farmers, artists and plant growers.

The first episode is shot in my South Kitsap garden and focuses on edible gardening.  Learn how to read a seed packet, why savvy gardeners use row cover and how to decide what vegetables to grow from seed versus plant starts.  Peg’s garden will be featured in Episode Two and will provide answers to every gardener’s question: “How do I protect my plants from those darned pests?”

Upcoming shows will feature local experts on everything from floral arranging from your backyard, to indispensable tools and of course,  jaw-dropping and reliable plants.  With so many taking up gardening during COVID-19 restrictions, we’re hoping the show is helpful to everyone from beginner to professional, regardless of where you garden.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about gardening; it’s important to us that what we recommend is accurate, as well as entertaining.  Peg and I are both former WSU Kitsap Master Gardener Program Coordinators who have trained thousands of people to find and recognize science-based information to garden more successfully.  Each episode will include trustworthy print, online and local resources to dive in and learn more on each topic covered.

Episode One of Planted will soon be televised regularly to local audiences on Comcast channel 12 and WAVE Broadband channel 3. But you can watch Planted right now on Vimeo and YouTube:

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/543853588

YouTube: https://youtu.be/RXTx4EDoupw

About Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko is a certified professional horticulturist with 20+ years experience in landscape design who has designed award winning gardens for the NW Flower & Garden Show as well as HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”. Colleen is freelance garden writer and speaker.
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