Get Growing - Season 1

Get Growing - Season 1

3 Seasons

Lynda Hallinan, editor-at-large of New Zealand Gardener magazine, has transformed her front yard into a lush garden filled with fruits and vegetables. Now she's showing homeowners how to transform unloved outdoor spaces into lush gardens capable of feeding families.

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Get Growing - Season 1
  • Season 2 - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    In our first episode, Lynda assesses the Coopey's West-Auckland section and together they make a plan of attack which will include not only garden beds but a greenhouse!

  • Season 2 - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Lynda and the Coopeys have spent time planning and have a good idea of where the sunniest spots are for prime vegetable growing so it's time to rally around some help and start building garden beds!

  • Season 2 - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Lynda's on hand to help Chris & Lee-Anne plan out which bed should be used for which type of plants, including heat-lovers, brassicas, root crops and more.

  • Season 2 - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Tonight the Coopeys focus on their love of fresh fruit and with Lynda's help plan and plant a mini orchard as well as their favourite berries in a scrumptious dessert garden.

  • Season 2 - Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Eggs-ellent! It's time for the arrival of Chris and Lee-Anne's flock of hens and while 'the girls' are settling in, Lynda teaches the Coopeys how to make the ultimate compost heap.

  • Season 2 - Episode 6

    Episode 6

    As the vege gardens begin to flourish, Lynda shows the Coopeys how to companion plant with flowers to encourage beneficial insects and bees, while Heather tackles common rose problems.

  • Season 2 - Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Lynda introduces Lee-Anne and Chris to the wonderful world of herbs - for homemade remedies, herbal teas & summer salads, while Heather seeks out unusual exotic crops to experiment with.

  • Season 2 - Episode 8

    Episode 8

    This week the focus is on garden maintenance, and even though the Coopey's garden is flourishing they need to learn all about feeding to ensure there is a continued abundance of healthy crops. Lynda also introduces them to the two most important 'W's' in gardening – watering and weeding.

  • Season 2 - Episode 9

    Episode 9

    Sharing fresh produce is as satisfying as growing your own so tonight Lynda and the Coles look at school and community gardens, and Lynda teaches the family all about pickling & preserving, sharing some of her favourite recipes.

  • Season 2 - Episode 10

    Episode 10

    In the series final, Lynda teaches the Coopeys how to save their own seeds and deal with any 'end of season' problems in the garden to get it ready for winter. Chris and Lee-Anne look back on their ten week experience and offer their own tips and advice for those who are keen to try out their own...