Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of three books – The Year Round Vegetable Gardener (2012 American Horticultural Society Book Award), Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden, and Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun (Winner of the 2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award, Winner of the Gold Award from GardenComm, and short-listed for a 2019 Taste Canada Award).
She also writes for magazines like Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Birds & Blooms. Niki is an in-demand speaker, offering seminars and keynotes at events, shows, societies, and greenhouses across North America such as the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, The Dow Gardens, The Philadelphia Flower Show, The Boston Flower Show, and Canada Blooms. For the past 12 years Niki has hosted and executive produced her popular radio show, The Weekend Gardener which airs on News 95.7 FM in Halifax as well as online. For her broadcasting work, Niki won the 2015 Gold Award from GardenComm as ‘Best On-Air Talent’.
When she’s not writing, speaking, or broadcasting about food gardening she’s in her twenty raised bed vegetable garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is filled with an eclectic mixture of popular vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans, as well as unique heirloom varieties, and crops from around the world like cucamelons, snake gourds, and za’atar.
Niki loves using MARPHYL Soil Enhnacer for her vegetable garden. She says:
There may be a frost in the forecast for tonight but I still gave my hardy fall crops a dose of MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton Soil Enhancer today. This organic, Canadian product is packed with nutrients, minerals and vitamins to encourage healthy plant growth. I’ve been using it all season long in my garden, polytunnel, on my seedlings, in my container gardens, and even on my houseplants with excellent results.
Check out this short video by Niki from her Instagram.