I’m busy preparing and reconfiguring the garden beds at the Home &  Family show for the warm season vegetable garden crops.

By this, I mean I designed the garden, picked up the plants, delivered them and am now reshaping the garden beds so we can fit in all our vegetables!

New this season is corn!
I’m planting a few block of “Silver Queen,” a delicious and popular variety of “su” corn.

We should have some corn in about 92 days!


I’ll be presenting on “How to Grow Your First Backyard Corn Crop” on Friday, April 25, on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show.



foodie gardener shirley bovshow designing home and family show summer vegetable garden



I visited the Bonnie Plants growing grounds in Oxnard, California, a few days ago, where they generously provided our vegetable plants.

It was one of the few times that I towed a trailer to my truck and it was nerve-wracking driving downhill with a bunch of giant semi trucks behind me.

Oh, adventure!


foodie gardener shirley bovshow unloads bonnie plants for home and family vegetable garden

Foodie Gardener, Shirley Bovshow gets a hand unloading the vegetable plants from the Home & Family crew


When I got to the Home & Family house, a bunch of crew members helped me unload the plants.

Thank you to Bonnie Plants for providing all of our vegetable and herb plants for our kitchen garden!


Enjoy some behind the scenes photos!



I got lots of help from the enthusiastic crew.


garden designer foodie gardener shirley bovshow inventories plants for home and family show kitchen garden


I love being surrounded by plants, especially edible plants!


foodie gardener shirley bovshow organizes her vegetable plants for the home and family show edible garden

I’m organizing my vegetable plants by the variety of vegetable and by the size to which they will grow.


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I'm known as "EdenMaker," as well as a "Foodie Gardener" on the web, but you can call me "Shirley" anytime!When I'm not eating or growing my own food, I'm busy designing gardens and producing garden TV shows!When it's time to cook, I ask my family, "What country do you want to visit tonight?"Thank God for WeightWatchers, most of my fruits and veggies are "0-Points." Some of you know what I'm talking about!

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