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Introducing The Vegetable Garden Doctor!

Guy Esposito, The Vegetable Garden Doctor“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of short, web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Guy’s simple lessons and tips come from over 30 years of having a home vegetable garden that has provided so much great produce for Ciao Italia.

As Guy says, “The garden is a part of being Italian along with the cooking. You like to grow your own food; it can be very nurturing. Spending time in the garden is also very meditative. There's a 'letting go' to the work that helps to purge your mind. It's also about being self-sufficient and responsible. It's also of course about the food, and you need to know now more than ever a good, safe source for the food you put on your table."

Guy will lead you step by step through the satisfying experience of raising your own vegetables with the sweat of your brow and savoring the joy of harvesting something you’ve grown all by yourself.

Here’s a link to his first web episode: “Planning the Garden.

Spring is here, there’s a garden to plant, so stay tuned to my blog for the latest episodes of “The Vegetable Garden Doctor.”


  1. Paula's avatar


    Thank you, Guy. I found that very helpful and look forward to future episodes.
  2. Frances Saccone's avatar

    Frances Saccone

    My husband has been a gardener for years as well as my neighbor who comes from Frosi None (sp) originally. His family sends him seeds of tomatoes they call Corno. We can't find these particular seed anywhere. Can you help? Thank you very much.
  3. Debbi's avatar


    Thank you so much for your videos. We live on an acreaage and i STILL have so much trouble growing things. The stupid weather doesn't help when we have a late frost that freezes all the blooms off the trees so that we don't have fruit for like the last 3 yrs! My tomatoes always have black spots on the blueberrys and grapes die. We have no nuts on our nut trees....I could go on and on! I wish 'you' had a program on that was as good as MaryAnn's except for gardening

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