Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

By Kevin Espiritu | Urban Gardener, Hydroponics Enthusiast, Plant Lover

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Subscribers: 690
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 1960

Tess
 Jun 12, 2021
Short and to the point. Very informative!

Shane
 Jun 10, 2020
Love these little snippets of knowledge, always something brew to learn :)

Andrew W
 Jun 8, 2020
a great listen each day. good presentation style, I have learnt a lot of things as a new gardener!

Jackson
 Dec 4, 2019
If you into gardening this is for you.

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The Epic Gardening podcast is a daily gardening tips and advice show brought to you by Kevin Espiritu, an urban gardener, hydroponics enthusiast, and all-around plant lover. Every day, a gardening question from YOU will be answered in a fun and informative way in under 10 minutes!

Episode Date
Native Plants: Why They’re Important & Where to Get Them
13:54

Welcoming David Mizejewski with the National Wildlife Federation on he podcast this week! In this episode we talk about Native plants and some of the conversation surrounding them. What is a native plant? What is an invasive plant? 

Connect With David Mizejewski:

David Mizejewski is a naturalist, author and television presenter with the National Wildlife Federation. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and has hosted television series on both Animal Planet and NatGeo WILD. He's dedicated to helping others understand and protect the natural world, especially by restoring wildlife habitat where people live—which is the subject of his bestselling garden how-to book “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.”

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May 29, 2023
Why Big and Small Ag Need to Exist
09:14

Why do we need local and small scale farmers as well as large scale agriculture? Both small and large ag offer benefits to our communities. 

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Connect With Grant Weber:

Grant Weber grew up in Ritzville, WA. Joined the Air Force and served 21 years, deployed 6 times to the Middle East. He has been at Vets on the Farm for 6 years and is currently the farm manager. He is passionate about growing and teaching people about nutritionally dense food as well as helping veterans find their new mission.

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May 26, 2023
Buy Your Produce From Local Farmers
08:52

Get to know your local farmers! Grant Weber shares his tips for how to get to know your local farmer and questions to ask them to tell if they are the real deal or not.  

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Connect With Grant Weber:

Grant Weber grew up in Ritzville, WA. Joined the Air Force and served 21 years, deployed 6 times to the Middle East. He has been at Vets on the Farm for 6 years and is currently the farm manager. He is passionate about growing and teaching people about nutritionally dense food as well as helping veterans find their new mission.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 25, 2023
Solving the Food Desert Problem
09:15

Vets on the Farm focuses on education and access when it comes to solving the food desert problem. Educating folks not only about what the foods are, but also how to use them in the kitchen. 

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Connect With Grant Weber:

Grant Weber grew up in Ritzville, WA. Joined the Air Force and served 21 years, deployed 6 times to the Middle East. He has been at Vets on the Farm for 6 years and is currently the farm manager. He is passionate about growing and teaching people about nutritionally dense food as well as helping veterans find their new mission.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 24, 2023
How Farming Heals Veterans
08:35

Grant Weber shares why farming and getting outdoors helps veterans transition from active duty to civilian life as well as some of what it’s like to be a part of the veteran community.  

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Connect With Grant Weber:

Grant Weber grew up in Ritzville, WA. Joined the Air Force and served 21 years, deployed 6 times to the Middle East. He has been at Vets on the Farm for 6 years and is currently the farm manager. He is passionate about growing and teaching people about nutritionally dense food as well as helping veterans find their new mission.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 23, 2023
The Similarities Between Farming And The Military
10:02

Grant Weber, Farm Manager at Vets on the Farm, talks about his experience transitioning from his long career in the Air Force to civilian life and how farming is an amazing option for many veterans. As Grant mentions, “from national security to food security”.

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Connect With Grant Weber:

Grant Weber grew up in Ritzville, WA. Joined the Air Force and served 21 years, deployed 6 times to the Middle East. He has been at Vets on the Farm for 6 years and is currently the farm manager. He is passionate about growing and teaching people about nutritionally dense food as well as helping veterans find their new mission.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 22, 2023
Best Ways to Cook and Eat Mushrooms
12:30

Now that you know how to forage and grow your own mushrooms, let’s learn how to use them in the kitchen!

Connect With Dr. Gordon Walker: 

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, MA but came to California to attend UC Santa Cruz, where he got a B.S. in Biochemistry and spent his free time sailing, scuba diving, and home brewing. Inspired to study fermentation, Gordon came to UC Davis and joined Dr. Linda Bisson's laboratory to focus on the biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of yeast in wine. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2016, Gordon worked two harvests at Opus One helping to pioneer the use of novel fermentation control technology. He then returned to UC Davis to do post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum focused on how site specificity and elemental composition can affect fermentation behavior.

Since he was a kid, Gordon has harbored a deep fascination with all things fungi; inspired by puffballs, chicken of the woods, truffles, and the microbial mishmash that produces sour beers. While living in New Zealand after finishing his PhD, Gordon took on the new hobby of mushroom foraging and started documenting his finds on Instagram. Through his social media (@FascinatedByFungi) he has reached millions around the globe, sharing the amazing diversity of colors, form, and function in the fungi kingdom. He is a renowned science communicator, published academic author, and award-winning speaker. His goal is to teach the world about mushrooms; inspiring others to take an active role in protecting nature and building a more sustainable future.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 19, 2023
How to Grow Mushrooms in the Garden
14:38

Growing your own mushrooms can be a delicious project, but they can also provide many other benefits to your garden! Think: pest control, improving your soil’s microbiome.

Connect With Dr. Gordon Walker: 

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, MA but came to California to attend UC Santa Cruz, where he got a B.S. in Biochemistry and spent his free time sailing, scuba diving, and home brewing. Inspired to study fermentation, Gordon came to UC Davis and joined Dr. Linda Bisson's laboratory to focus on the biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of yeast in wine. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2016, Gordon worked two harvests at Opus One helping to pioneer the use of novel fermentation control technology. He then returned to UC Davis to do post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum focused on how site specificity and elemental composition can affect fermentation behavior.

Since he was a kid, Gordon has harbored a deep fascination with all things fungi; inspired by puffballs, chicken of the woods, truffles, and the microbial mishmash that produces sour beers. While living in New Zealand after finishing his PhD, Gordon took on the new hobby of mushroom foraging and started documenting his finds on Instagram. Through his social media (@FascinatedByFungi) he has reached millions around the globe, sharing the amazing diversity of colors, form, and function in the fungi kingdom. He is a renowned science communicator, published academic author, and award-winning speaker. His goal is to teach the world about mushrooms; inspiring others to take an active role in protecting nature and building a more sustainable future.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 18, 2023
How to Start Foraging for Mushrooms
12:11

Are you yearning to get into mushroom forging? First things first, get up and get into nature. Dr. Gordon Walker shares his tips, tricks and tools for starting your mushroom foraging journey.

Connect With Dr. Gordon Walker: 

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, MA but came to California to attend UC Santa Cruz, where he got a B.S. in Biochemistry and spent his free time sailing, scuba diving, and home brewing. Inspired to study fermentation, Gordon came to UC Davis and joined Dr. Linda Bisson's laboratory to focus on the biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of yeast in wine. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2016, Gordon worked two harvests at Opus One helping to pioneer the use of novel fermentation control technology. He then returned to UC Davis to do post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum focused on how site specificity and elemental composition can affect fermentation behavior.

Since he was a kid, Gordon has harbored a deep fascination with all things fungi; inspired by puffballs, chicken of the woods, truffles, and the microbial mishmash that produces sour beers. While living in New Zealand after finishing his PhD, Gordon took on the new hobby of mushroom foraging and started documenting his finds on Instagram. Through his social media (@FascinatedByFungi) he has reached millions around the globe, sharing the amazing diversity of colors, form, and function in the fungi kingdom. He is a renowned science communicator, published academic author, and award-winning speaker. His goal is to teach the world about mushrooms; inspiring others to take an active role in protecting nature and building a more sustainable future.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 17, 2023
How Mycorrhizal Relationships Work
12:02

Dr. Gordon Walker and I explore how mycorrhizal relationships work. In this episode, you will gain a better understanding of the mycorrhizal relations between plants and fungi.

Connect With Dr. Gordon Walker: 

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, MA but came to California to attend UC Santa Cruz, where he got a B.S. in Biochemistry and spent his free time sailing, scuba diving, and home brewing. Inspired to study fermentation, Gordon came to UC Davis and joined Dr. Linda Bisson's laboratory to focus on the biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of yeast in wine. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2016, Gordon worked two harvests at Opus One helping to pioneer the use of novel fermentation control technology. He then returned to UC Davis to do post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum focused on how site specificity and elemental composition can affect fermentation behavior.

Since he was a kid, Gordon has harbored a deep fascination with all things fungi; inspired by puffballs, chicken of the woods, truffles, and the microbial mishmash that produces sour beers. While living in New Zealand after finishing his PhD, Gordon took on the new hobby of mushroom foraging and started documenting his finds on Instagram. Through his social media (@FascinatedByFungi) he has reached millions around the globe, sharing the amazing diversity of colors, form, and function in the fungi kingdom. He is a renowned science communicator, published academic author, and award-winning speaker. His goal is to teach the world about mushrooms; inspiring others to take an active role in protecting nature and building a more sustainable future.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 16, 2023
Basic Mushroom Biology Ecology
14:18

Dr. Gordon Walker, the creator behind @FascinatedByFungi, introduces us to the wild, wonderful, and mostly undiscovered world of mushrooms

Connect With Dr. Gordon Walker: 

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, MA but came to California to attend UC Santa Cruz, where he got a B.S. in Biochemistry and spent his free time sailing, scuba diving, and home brewing. Inspired to study fermentation, Gordon came to UC Davis and joined Dr. Linda Bisson's laboratory to focus on the biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of yeast in wine. After graduating with his Ph.D. in 2016, Gordon worked two harvests at Opus One helping to pioneer the use of novel fermentation control technology. He then returned to UC Davis to do post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum focused on how site specificity and elemental composition can affect fermentation behavior.

Since he was a kid, Gordon has harbored a deep fascination with all things fungi; inspired by puffballs, chicken of the woods, truffles, and the microbial mishmash that produces sour beers. While living in New Zealand after finishing his PhD, Gordon took on the new hobby of mushroom foraging and started documenting his finds on Instagram. Through his social media (@FascinatedByFungi) he has reached millions around the globe, sharing the amazing diversity of colors, form, and function in the fungi kingdom. He is a renowned science communicator, published academic author, and award-winning speaker. His goal is to teach the world about mushrooms; inspiring others to take an active role in protecting nature and building a more sustainable future.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 15, 2023
Recycling in the Garden
04:14

Gerald doesn’t let anything go to waste! Today, we talk about some creative ways you can use your household scraps in the garden.

Connect With Gerald Stratford:

Overnight Twitter sensation Gerald Stratford shot to fame after his spuds went viral on social media, becoming affectionately known as the Veg King. Subsequently landing a book deal, Gerald has shot ad campaigns for fashion brands Gucci and MCQ and is a regular guest on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

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Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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May 12, 2023
Growing Radish and Carrots in a Tub
12:23

Gerald Stratford has some unique way of growing the easiest vegetables- radishes and carrots. 

Connect With Gerald Stratford:

Overnight Twitter sensation Gerald Stratford shot to fame after his spuds went viral on social media, becoming affectionately known as the Veg King. Subsequently landing a book deal, Gerald has shot ad campaigns for fashion brands Gucci and MCQ and is a regular guest on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 11, 2023
Practicing Old Gardening Values
13:28

Over the years, we have lost some of the gardening techniques and practices that were so widely used in the past. Gerald shares some older methods for how he stores some of his harvests. 

Connect With Gerald Stratford:

Overnight Twitter sensation Gerald Stratford shot to fame after his spuds went viral on social media, becoming affectionately known as the Veg King. Subsequently landing a book deal, Gerald has shot ad campaigns for fashion brands Gucci and MCQ and is a regular guest on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 10, 2023
Growing Massive Cabbage
10:41

Gerald and I talk about the trials and tribulations of growing giant cabbages. Gerald explains some of his process for growing cabbages and shares some tips to avoid common mistakes. 

Connect With Gerald Stratford:

Overnight Twitter sensation Gerald Stratford shot to fame after his spuds went viral on social media, becoming affectionately known as the Veg King. Subsequently landing a book deal, Gerald has shot ad campaigns for fashion brands Gucci and MCQ and is a regular guest on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 09, 2023
The Story of the Veg King
09:31

The Big Vegetable King, Gerald Stratford shares his story about how he and his partner, Elizabeth, began growing giant veggies and how he became a social media sensation.

Connect With Gerald Stratford:

Overnight Twitter sensation Gerald Stratford shot to fame after his spuds went viral on social media, becoming affectionately known as the Veg King. Subsequently landing a book deal, Gerald has shot ad campaigns for fashion brands Gucci and MCQ and is a regular guest on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 08, 2023
Fertilizing Orchids the Right Way
12:17

Fertilizing can be confusing! Today we learn how often to fertilize orchids, what kind of fertilizers to use, and common mistakes people make when fertilizing. Spoiler alert: don’t give them too much fertilizer!

Connect with John Clements:

John Clements has been a horticultural professional for 46 years. Former nursery owner, gardener and koi pond builder to the rich and famous, horticulturist, commercial fruit tree farmer, garden writer, agricultural historian, co-administrator of the San Diego Gardener Facebook group, and the icing on the cake, is Director of Gardens at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 05, 2023
John's Favorite Orchids to Grow
07:18

So, what are John’s favorite orchid varieties? John also has a strategy for ensuring that you have an orchid in bloom every day of the year in your home.

Connect with John Clements:

John Clements has been a horticultural professional for 46 years. Former nursery owner, gardener and koi pond builder to the rich and famous, horticulturist, commercial fruit tree farmer, garden writer, agricultural historian, co-administrator of the San Diego Gardener Facebook group, and the icing on the cake, is Director of Gardens at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 04, 2023
A Master Horticulturist Teaches You About Water
09:21

Your plants care about water quality, especially your more sensitive plants. Reverse osmosis water or filtered water may be just what your plants need!

Connect with John Clements:

John Clements has been a horticultural professional for 46 years. Former nursery owner, gardener and koi pond builder to the rich and famous, horticulturist, commercial fruit tree farmer, garden writer, agricultural historian, co-administrator of the San Diego Gardener Facebook group, and the icing on the cake, is Director of Gardens at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 03, 2023
Get Started Caring for Orchids
14:40

New to orchids? John Clements, Director of Gardens at the San Diego Botanic Garden, walks us through a comprehensive care guide for orchids.

Connect with John Clements:

John Clements has been a horticultural professional for 46 years. Former nursery owner, gardener and koi pond builder to the rich and famous, horticulturist, commercial fruit tree farmer, garden writer, agricultural historian, co-administrator of the San Diego Gardener Facebook group, and the icing on the cake, is Director of Gardens at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 02, 2023
A Life in Horticulture with John Clements
13:57

Meet John Clements. John has been a horticulture professional for nearly 50 years. And boy, does he have some wild stories to share!

Connect with John Clements:

John Clements has been a horticultural professional for 46 years. Former nursery owner, gardener and koi pond builder to the rich and famous, horticulturist, commercial fruit tree farmer, garden writer, agricultural historian, co-administrator of the San Diego Gardener Facebook group, and the icing on the cake, is Director of Gardens at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

May 01, 2023
The 4 Philosophies of JADAM
15:32

Youngsang Cho explains the philosophies of JADAM:

  1. Do as Nature Does
  2. I and Others are One
  3. The Good and the Bad are One
  4. Co-existing with Grass

Questions by Manfred Mann

Connect With Youngsang Cho:

Youngsang Cho,The president of JADAM, started organic farming in Korea in 1989. He learned natural farming from his father, Hankyu Cho who founded Korean Natural Farming (KNF). Based on his father's farming and Asian traditional farming, he founded JADAM (meaning "People that resemble nature")  in 1991. He has developed a number of core technologies necessary for popularizing organic farming. JADAM, which leads Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, is the largest organic farming organization with more than 75,000 members in South Korea.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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Apr 28, 2023
Ultra-Low Cost Pest Disease Control with JADAM
20:16

What makes the JADAM method Ultra-Low cost and how does the method work? While JMS is the cornerstone solution of the JADAM Method, Youngsang Cho also invented JS (JADAM Sulfur), JWA (JADAM Wetting Agent) and JHS (JADAM Herbal Solution) to aid in pest and plant disease management.  

How to make JS (JADAM Sulfur)

Connect With Youngsang Cho:

Youngsang Cho,The president of JADAM, started organic farming in Korea in 1989. He learned natural farming from his father, Hankyu Cho who founded Korean Natural Farming (KNF). Based on his father's farming and Asian traditional farming, he founded JADAM (meaning "People that resemble nature")  in 1991. He has developed a number of core technologies necessary for popularizing organic farming. JADAM, which leads Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, is the largest organic farming organization with more than 75,000 members in South Korea.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

Follow Epic Gardening

Apr 27, 2023
How to Start JADAM Organic Farming
11:07

In order to start your JADAM Organic Farming journey you will need to make JMS, the JADAM Microorganism Solution. Youngsang Cho walks us through step by step how to create this mixture. All you need is 3 simple ingredients - boiled potatoes, sea salt, and soil from around your garden or farm.

Connect With Youngsang Cho:

Youngsang Cho,The president of JADAM, started organic farming in Korea in 1989. He learned natural farming from his father, Hankyu Cho who founded Korean Natural Farming (KNF). Based on his father's farming and Asian traditional farming, he founded JADAM (meaning "People that resemble nature")  in 1991. He has developed a number of core technologies necessary for popularizing organic farming. JADAM, which leads Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, is the largest organic farming organization with more than 75,000 members in South Korea.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

Buy My Book

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:

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Apr 26, 2023
JADAM vs. Korean Natural Farming
14:23

JADAM can be used by anyone, anywhere, no matter what size their garden or farm is. The JADAM Method seeks to simplify farming and create a universal standard. In doing this, the inputs must be cheap and readily available to anyone around the world.

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Youngsang Cho,The president of JADAM, started organic farming in Korea in 1989. He learned natural farming from his father, Hankyu Cho who founded Korean Natural Farming (KNF). Based on his father's farming and Asian traditional farming, he founded JADAM (meaning "People that resemble nature")  in 1991. He has developed a number of core technologies necessary for popularizing organic farming. JADAM, which leads Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, is the largest organic farming organization with more than 75,000 members in South Korea.

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Apr 25, 2023
JADAM: The Ultra-Low Cost Farming & Gardening Method
09:11

This week we welcome two very special guests all the way from Korea - the founder of JADAM, Youngsang Cho, and his daughter, Sunyoung Cho. In this episode, we discuss the history and basics of JADAM and Korean Natural Farming.

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Youngsang Cho,The president of JADAM, started organic farming in Korea in 1989. He learned natural farming from his father, Hankyu Cho who founded Korean Natural Farming (KNF). Based on his father's farming and Asian traditional farming, he founded JADAM (meaning "People that resemble nature")  in 1991. He has developed a number of core technologies necessary for popularizing organic farming. JADAM, which leads Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, is the largest organic farming organization with more than 75,000 members in South Korea.

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Apr 24, 2023
Dealing with Diseases in Your Vegetable Garden
10:38

You have options while diagnosing your diseased plants. You can reach out to your local Master Gardeners group or you can consult Susan Mulvihill’s new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook.

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Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.

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Apr 21, 2023
Can You Give a Plant TOO MUCH Light
10:46

Is there such a thing as giving your plants too of a good thing? Actually, yes. Plants teach us many lessons, one of which is - everything in moderation!

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Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.

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Apr 20, 2023
Blossom-End Rot is NOT a Disease
08:23

Susan Mulvihill and I are here to bust some myths for you! Before you go and dump gallons of milk on your garden or put Tums in the soil, please listen to this episode.

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Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.

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Apr 19, 2023
The Basics of Integrated Pest Management
09:32

Susan Mulvhill, author of The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, walks us through the basics of IPM.

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Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.

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Apr 18, 2023
Best Practices to Keep Your Vegetable Plants Healthy
10:39

Getting started in the garden can be intimidating. There’s a lot to consider like where to put your garden, when and where to plant certain crops, the list goes on. Susan Mulvihill is back on the podcast this week to help us troubleshoot issues in our vegetable gardens.

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Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.

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Apr 17, 2023
Does Gardening Actually Save You Money
14:46

Garden math is a little difficult to compute because what price can you put on eating a carrot straight out of the ground? Gardening pays you back in more than just a harvest from your garden. Gardening also benefits your physical, mental and emotional health.

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Nicole Johnsey Burke, the founder of Gardenary, Inc. and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival, is on a mission to bring back the kitchen garden and make it an ordinary part of life for everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience. Since starting her own kitchen garden business in 2015, Burke and her company have built hundreds of kitchen gardens, taught thousands of students to create their own through her online courses and Gardenary 365, and trained hundreds of garden consultants through the Garden Coach Society. Her work has been featured by Southern Living, This Old House, Modern Farmer, and the Garden Club of America. She believes kitchen gardens are a step that everyone can take to create positive change. To find more tips and tricks for building your own kitchen garden, visit her online at www.gardenary.com and download the Gardenary app from your favorite app store.

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Apr 14, 2023
Do You HAVE to Follow Plant Spacing Rules
10:51

If we are learning anything this week with Nicole Burke, it’s that the rules are meant to be broken!

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Nicole Johnsey Burke, the founder of Gardenary, Inc. and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival, is on a mission to bring back the kitchen garden and make it an ordinary part of life for everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience. Since starting her own kitchen garden business in 2015, Burke and her company have built hundreds of kitchen gardens, taught thousands of students to create their own through her online courses and Gardenary 365, and trained hundreds of garden consultants through the Garden Coach Society. Her work has been featured by Southern Living, This Old House, Modern Farmer, and the Garden Club of America. She believes kitchen gardens are a step that everyone can take to create positive change. To find more tips and tricks for building your own kitchen garden, visit her online at www.gardenary.com and download the Gardenary app from your favorite app store.

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Apr 13, 2023
Do Frost Dates Even Matter
11:38

Don’t miss a long and beautiful harvest by sticking to the hard and fast gardening rules! 

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Nicole Johnsey Burke, the founder of Gardenary, Inc. and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival, is on a mission to bring back the kitchen garden and make it an ordinary part of life for everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience. Since starting her own kitchen garden business in 2015, Burke and her company have built hundreds of kitchen gardens, taught thousands of students to create their own through her online courses and Gardenary 365, and trained hundreds of garden consultants through the Garden Coach Society. Her work has been featured by Southern Living, This Old House, Modern Farmer, and the Garden Club of America. She believes kitchen gardens are a step that everyone can take to create positive change. To find more tips and tricks for building your own kitchen garden, visit her online at www.gardenary.com and download the Gardenary app from your favorite app store.

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Apr 12, 2023
You CAN Garden Without a Lot of Sun
11:34

You actually don’t need perfect gardening conditions to be able to have an abundant harvest. Don’t let less than ideal conditions scare you away from getting into the garden.

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Nicole Johnsey Burke, the founder of Gardenary, Inc. and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival, is on a mission to bring back the kitchen garden and make it an ordinary part of life for everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience. Since starting her own kitchen garden business in 2015, Burke and her company have built hundreds of kitchen gardens, taught thousands of students to create their own through her online courses and Gardenary 365, and trained hundreds of garden consultants through the Garden Coach Society. Her work has been featured by Southern Living, This Old House, Modern Farmer, and the Garden Club of America. She believes kitchen gardens are a step that everyone can take to create positive change. To find more tips and tricks for building your own kitchen garden, visit her online at www.gardenary.com and download the Gardenary app from your favorite app store.

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Apr 11, 2023
Green Thumbs Don't Exist
10:42

So, you think you have a brown thumb? Nicole Burke and I talk about why we don’t believe in green thumbs or brown thumbs.

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Nicole Johnsey Burke, the founder of Gardenary, Inc. and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival, is on a mission to bring back the kitchen garden and make it an ordinary part of life for everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience. Since starting her own kitchen garden business in 2015, Burke and her company have built hundreds of kitchen gardens, taught thousands of students to create their own through her online courses and Gardenary 365, and trained hundreds of garden consultants through the Garden Coach Society. Her work has been featured by Southern Living, This Old House, Modern Farmer, and the Garden Club of America. She believes kitchen gardens are a step that everyone can take to create positive change. To find more tips and tricks for building your own kitchen garden, visit her online at www.gardenary.com and download the Gardenary app from your favorite app store.

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Apr 10, 2023
Chicken Keeping Made Easy
13:38

After almost a decade of chicken keeping, Nikki Husted has learned quite a lot in order to make her and her chickens' lives easier!

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Nikki is the chicken-keeping educator known as Purely Chickens online. She hatched her first egg in 2006 while she was teaching kindergarten and now she educates others about chicken keeping. Her goal is to inspire others to raise happy, healthy chickens with hacks that make it simple. Her new book, Chicken Keeping Pure and Simple is out for preorder right now!

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Apr 07, 2023
Chickens Aren't Garbage Disposals
07:10

Yes, chickens will eat almost any piece of organic matter. But should they? No! Probably not. To ensure your chicken lives a long healthy life, they should be eating quality feed.

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Nikki is the chicken-keeping educator known as Purely Chickens online. She hatched her first egg in 2006 while she was teaching kindergarten and now she educates others about chicken keeping. Her goal is to inspire others to raise happy, healthy chickens with hacks that make it simple. Her new book, Chicken Keeping Pure and Simple is out for preorder right now!

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Apr 06, 2023
Rooster or No Rooster
09:56

Roosters are an amazing addition to your farm. Not only do roosters protect the hens, they also keep them in check and make sure they are behaving.

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Nikki is the chicken-keeping educator known as Purely Chickens online. She hatched her first egg in 2006 while she was teaching kindergarten and now she educates others about chicken keeping. Her goal is to inspire others to raise happy, healthy chickens with hacks that make it simple. Her new book, Chicken Keeping Pure and Simple is out for preorder right now!

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Apr 05, 2023
Chicken Coop Run Size
09:04

Nikki and I discuss our coop and run setup and talk about what you absolutely need in your coop and what’s nice to have.

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Nikki is the chicken-keeping educator known as Purely Chickens online. She hatched her first egg in 2006 while she was teaching kindergarten and now she educates others about chicken keeping. Her goal is to inspire others to raise happy, healthy chickens with hacks that make it simple. Her new book, Chicken Keeping Pure and Simple is out for preorder right now!

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Apr 04, 2023
Should You Get Chickens
10:15

Chickens can be a blast. However, it’s not all fun and games. There’s a lot to plan out and consider before deciding to get some chickens of your own.

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Nikki is the chicken-keeping educator known as Purely Chickens online. She hatched her first egg in 2006 while she was teaching kindergarten and now she educates others about chicken keeping. Her goal is to inspire others to raise happy, healthy chickens with hacks that make it simple. Her new book, Chicken Keeping Pure and Simple is out for preorder right now!

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Apr 03, 2023
Pepper Expert Answers Your Questions
09:43

I ask all my (and your) burning pepper questions. I gotta say, some of the answers surprised me!

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Calvin is co-creator of Pepper Geek, a YouTube channel, website, and email newsletter. Their goal is to help people learn how to grow peppers from seed, troubleshoot common gardening problems, and cook delicious spicy food.

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Mar 31, 2023
Cross Pollination and Saving Pepper Seeds
08:07

Cross pollination of pepper seeds might not be as hard as you think! If you want to play mad scientist and create and grow your own pepper crosses this is the episode for you.

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Calvin is co-creator of Pepper Geek, a YouTube channel, website, and email newsletter. Their goal is to help people learn how to grow peppers from seed, troubleshoot common gardening problems, and cook delicious spicy food.

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Mar 30, 2023
Pruning Pepper Plants
06:39

Pruning peppers is a controversial topic. So, what’s the truth? Should you decapitate the pepper plant? Or should you let it grow wild?

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Calvin is co-creator of Pepper Geek, a YouTube channel, website, and email newsletter. Their goal is to help people learn how to grow peppers from seed, troubleshoot common gardening problems, and cook delicious spicy food.      

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Mar 29, 2023
Germinating Pepper Seeds
06:13

Germinating pepper seeds can be difficult. Don’t be intimidated though! As long as you have a balance of warmth, moisture and oxygen you can germinate pepper seeds.

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Calvin is co-creator of Pepper Geek, a YouTube channel, website, and email newsletter. Their goal is to help people learn how to grow peppers from seed, troubleshoot common gardening problems, and cook delicious spicy food.

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Mar 28, 2023
The 5 Species of Peppers
11:29

The world of peppers is colorful, vast and spicy! Today, we sit down with Calvin Betancourt, co-creator of @peppergeek to talk about the different species and varieties of the most common peppers.

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Calvin is co-creator of Pepper Geek, a YouTube channel, website, and email newsletter. Their goal is to help people learn how to grow peppers from seed, troubleshoot common gardening problems, and cook delicious spicy food.

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Mar 27, 2023
Daily Life as a Gardener with a Disability
12:13

15 months after experiencing an accident that changed his life, Michael MacDonald talks about how he’s had to adjust his gardening methods to suit his mobility. Michael also shares tools and apps that he loves for planning and streamlining his process.

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Michael MacDonald, one of the co-founders of MacDonald Farm, suffered a spinal cord injury while on vacation. In his journey to recovery, gardening became a way to heal. His partner, Chef Daniel creates private dinners with everything he grows.

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Mar 24, 2023
Harvest-to-Plate Ideas; MacDonald Farm
10:34

Michael and Daniel combine their passions for gardening and culinary arts to begin their business of creating harvest-to-plate meals. From weddings to private dinner parties Michael and Daniel create unique experiences for their clients.

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Michael MacDonald, one of the co-founders of MacDonald Farm, suffered a spinal cord injury while on vacation. In his journey to recovery, gardening became a way to heal. His partner, Chef Daniel creates private dinners with everything he grows.

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Mar 23, 2023
Quail: An Urban Poultry Alternative
09:28

If you have limited mobility, a strict HOA or a small yard and are looking for a great farm animal, Quail could be the best option for you.

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Michael MacDonald, one of the co-founders of MacDonald Farm, suffered a spinal cord injury while on vacation. In his journey to recovery, gardening became a way to heal. His partner, Chef Daniel creates private dinners with everything he grows.

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Mar 22, 2023
Starting a Farmstead 2 Weeks after a 4 month Hospital Stay
11:22

After months in the hospital and a long road to recovery ahead, Michael and Daniel begin to build MacDonald's farm. Michael shares some insight on what worked for him in the garden and how others can do the same.

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Michael MacDonald, one of the co-founders of MacDonald Farm, suffered a spinal cord injury while on vacation. In his journey to recovery, gardening became a way to heal. His partner, Chef Daniel creates private dinners with everything he grows.

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Mar 21, 2023
From Spinal Cord Injury to Full Time Gardener
11:41

After experiencing a traumatic accident resulting in serious injury while on vacation, Michael MacDonald turned to seed starting in his hospital room to help boost his mental health.

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Michael MacDonald, one of the co-founders of MacDonald Farm, suffered a spinal cord injury while on vacation. In his journey to recovery, gardening became a way to heal. His partner, Chef Daniel creates private dinners with everything he grows.

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Mar 20, 2023
Hot or Not: Tools, Crops, & More
10:56

What’s in and what's out: Gardening edition. Chia-Ming and I get into what tools and crops we are loving, which ones we can live without. I would love to hear from you about your gardening “Hot or Not’s”! DM us what you think. 

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Chia-Ming Ro is a former finance exec turned food & cut flower garden designer, who is transforming Los Angeles and Orange County one home at a time with her foodscaping business Coastal Homestead.

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Mar 17, 2023
Unusual and Exotic Edibles
10:41

Let’s get weird! Chia-Ming and I talk about the exotic plants we are growing, have grown, have failed to grow and are dreaming about growing in the future. 

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Chia-Ming Ro is a former finance exec turned food & cut flower garden designer, who is transforming Los Angeles and Orange County one home at a time with her foodscaping business Coastal Homestead.

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Mar 16, 2023
Building Your Gardening Intuition
09:02

Guess what? You actually aren’t born with a green thumb, or a black thumb. Once you begin to relate to your plants and understand what they need you will find it easier to be successful in the garden.

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Chia-Ming Ro is a former finance exec turned food & cut flower garden designer, who is transforming Los Angeles and Orange County one home at a time with her foodscaping business Coastal Homestead.

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Mar 15, 2023
Landscaping vs. Foodscaping
09:15

Arguably, the hardest part of gardening is getting started and designing a garden that suits your needs. You may want to go all in right away, but Chia-Ming suggests you take a step back and think about what plants and what design is going to be best for your home and goals.

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Chia-Ming Ro is a former finance exec turned food & cut flower garden designer, who is transforming Los Angeles and Orange County one home at a time with her foodscaping business Coastal Homestead.

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Mar 14, 2023
From Finance to Foodscaping
10:46

Chia-Ming leaves behind her excel spreadsheets to pursue her gardening passions full-time. In this episode, we talk all about how she made this decision and what the path was like to building her business.

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Chia-Ming Ro is a former finance exec turned food & cut flower garden designer, who is transforming Los Angeles and Orange County one home at a time with her foodscaping business Coastal Homestead.

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Mar 13, 2023
Must-Have Greenhouse Accessories
09:24

Pimp my Greenhouse! Today, Kyle and I talk about what you need and don’t need in your greenhouse to be successful.

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Kyle Exner, a professional with over 25 years at BC Greenhouse Builders, is renowned for his industry knowledge and ability to help all gardeners find the greenhouse that best suits their climate and environment.In the early days, Kyle's focus was office management and learning the ropes from company founder, Henry Heinen. As General Manager, Kyle has a hand in helping every department at BC Greenhouse Builders and guides the company through the rapid growth seen over the last several years.

Kyle enjoys the diverse team and the culture at BC Greenhouse Builders and loves working with all the customers and the loyal vendors we have connected with over our 70-year history.

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Mar 10, 2023
Heating Cooling your Greenhouse
09:50

If there’s one thing we are learning this week with Kyle, it’s that there are TONS of ways to customize your greenhouse to make it work for your garden goals in your zone. Today, we learn what to do and what not to do when heating and cooling your Greenhouse. 

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Kyle Exner, a professional with over 25 years at BC Greenhouse Builders, is renowned for his industry knowledge and ability to help all gardeners find the greenhouse that best suits their climate and environment.In the early days, Kyle's focus was office management and learning the ropes from company founder, Henry Heinen. As General Manager, Kyle has a hand in helping every department at BC Greenhouse Builders and guides the company through the rapid growth seen over the last several years.

Kyle enjoys the diverse team and the culture at BC Greenhouse Builders and loves working with all the customers and the loyal vendors we have connected with over our 70-year history.

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Mar 09, 2023
Greenhouse Foundation Installation
10:47

Tackling the task of choosing the foundation we wanted to go with at the Epic Homestead was the most daunting part of this process. With so many material options and little room for error, this is an important piece to understand. Kyle gives me some feedback about the foundation I choose for my greenhouse 👀 

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Kyle Exner, a professional with over 25 years at BC Greenhouse Builders, is renowned for his industry knowledge and ability to help all gardeners find the greenhouse that best suits their climate and environment.In the early days, Kyle's focus was office management and learning the ropes from company founder, Henry Heinen. As General Manager, Kyle has a hand in helping every department at BC Greenhouse Builders and guides the company through the rapid growth seen over the last several years.

Kyle enjoys the diverse team and the culture at BC Greenhouse Builders and loves working with all the customers and the loyal vendors we have connected with over our 70-year history.

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Mar 08, 2023
Types of Greenhouses
15:53

Kyle Exner talked us through where to put the Greenhouse in our garden. But now the question is, what type of greenhouse is best?

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Kyle Exner, a professional with over 25 years at BC Greenhouse Builders, is renowned for his industry knowledge and ability to help all gardeners find the greenhouse that best suits their climate and environment.In the early days, Kyle's focus was office management and learning the ropes from company founder, Henry Heinen. As General Manager, Kyle has a hand in helping every department at BC Greenhouse Builders and guides the company through the rapid growth seen over the last several years.

Kyle enjoys the diverse team and the culture at BC Greenhouse Builders and loves working with all the customers and the loyal vendors we have connected with over our 70-year history.

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Mar 07, 2023
Greenhouse Size Location
11:52

Dreaming of adding a Greenhouse to your garden? Kyle Exner, General Manager of BC Greenhouse Builders, shares his expert advice on where to set up shop.

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Kyle Exner, a professional with over 25 years at BC Greenhouse Builders, is renowned for his industry knowledge and ability to help all gardeners find the greenhouse that best suits their climate and environment.In the early days, Kyle's focus was office management and learning the ropes from company founder, Henry Heinen. As General Manager, Kyle has a hand in helping every department at BC Greenhouse Builders and guides the company through the rapid growth seen over the last several years.

Kyle enjoys the diverse team and the culture at BC Greenhouse Builders and loves working with all the customers and the loyal vendors we have connected with over our 70-year history.

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Mar 06, 2023
Figs The Superfruit
04:48

Figs are small but mighty superfruits. They are powerful for a myriad of health and wellness concerns.

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David Burke is The Fig Hunter and is known for his enthusiasm in finding new fig varieties, sharing his knowledge, and selling fig fruit, cuttings, and more.

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Mar 03, 2023
How to Use Figs
07:33

We have learned how to propagate and collect wild figs. Now, let's learn how to use them in the kitchen. Priscilla Burke shares some of her fig creations with us.

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David Burke is The Fig Hunter and is known for his enthusiasm in finding new fig varieties, sharing his knowledge, and selling fig fruit, cuttings, and more.

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Mar 02, 2023
Collecting Wild Figs
07:29

Try your hand at collecting wild figs this summer! David Burke shares some pro tips for finding these delicious gems with us.   

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David Burke is The Fig Hunter and is known for his enthusiasm in finding new fig varieties, sharing his knowledge, and selling fig fruit, cuttings, and more.

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Mar 01, 2023
Propagating Figs
05:48

Figs are notoriously easy to propagate. David Burke “The Fig Hunter”, walks us through how to clone figs.

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David Burke is The Fig Hunter and is known for his enthusiasm in finding new fig varieties, sharing his knowledge, and selling fig fruit, cuttings, and more.

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Feb 28, 2023
The Story of The Fig Hunter
06:25

 

David Burke is “The Fig Hunter”, a fig aficionado who became obsessed with the plant five years ago and has become quite the expert.

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David Burke is The Fig Hunter and is known for his enthusiasm in finding new fig varieties, sharing his knowledge, and selling fig fruit, cuttings, and more.

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Feb 27, 2023
3 Easy Homestead Activities
09:07

This episode is for all the DIY-ers out there. James Mann gives us beginner-friendly ideas on how to get crafty around the homestead.

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James Mann was born and raised at the foothills of the Appalachians. James spent his childhood foraging and learning about local wild foods in his area. He’s worked as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Sweden, on a mushroom farm, and now has his own business making custom furniture and teaching foraging classes.

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Feb 24, 2023
Greenhouses & Geothermal Heating
10:20

Curious about installing a greenhouse? James talks about what he’s learned over the past year with his geothermal greenhouse.

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James Mann was born and raised at the foothills of the Appalachians. James spent his childhood foraging and learning about local wild foods in his area. He’s worked as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Sweden, on a mushroom farm, and now has his own business making custom furniture and teaching foraging classes.

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Feb 23, 2023
Foraging and Eating Wild Food
10:01

Whether you’re an experienced forger or just curious about wild foods, James Mann offers valuable history and insight into this ancient practice.

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James Mann was born and raised at the foothills of the Appalachians. James spent his childhood foraging and learning about local wild foods in his area. He’s worked as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Sweden, on a mushroom farm, and now has his own business making custom furniture and teaching foraging classes.

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Feb 22, 2023
Native Food Forests
09:04

James Mann talks about the importance of incorporating native species in the garden. 

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James Mann was born and raised at the foothills of the Appalachians. James spent his childhood foraging and learning about local wild foods in his area. He’s worked as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Sweden, on a mushroom farm, and now has his own business making custom furniture and teaching foraging classes.

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Feb 21, 2023
Mushroom Cultivation 101
12:42

Growing mushrooms can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. James Mann shares his knowledge of forging, inoculating, and growing mushrooms.

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James Mann was born and raised at the foothills of the Appalachians. James spent his childhood foraging and learning about local wild foods in his area. He’s worked as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in Sweden, on a mushroom farm, and now has his own business making custom furniture and teaching foraging classes.

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Feb 20, 2023
Tips for Designing Your Foodscape
10:03

Looking at your landscape as a foodscape requires zooming out and rethinking your entire approach to your garden and home. Matt Lebon shares a few key tips to design your foodscape.

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 15, 2023
3 Annual Veggies for Foodscapes
06:26

Mix these unusual annuals into your garden this year and see how they perform.

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

 

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Feb 14, 2023
5 Tips for Veggie Garden Design
11:39

Creative tips you may not have heard before about maximizing your veggie garden.

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 13, 2023
How to Become a Foodscaper
07:48

Interested in making gardening a career path? Matt shares his project The Foodscaper, where the mission is to teach people how to foodscape for a living.

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 12, 2023
Uncommon Perennial Veggies
10:18

Perennials make gardening easier. Matt Lebon shares some of his favorites, especially for colder climates.

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 11, 2023
Uncommon Fruits to Try Growing
10:34

Work some of these less common fruits into your garden, especially pawpaws!

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 10, 2023
What is Foodscaping
08:34

We’ve talked about edible garden designing, but foodscaping takes this concept to the next level. Matt Lebon is on this week to talk about it!

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Matt Lebon is the founder of Custom Foodscaping and The Foodscaper.

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Feb 09, 2023
Overwintering Peppers & Eggplants
07:53

Some "annuals" are actually perennials that we kill off at the end of the season. Peppers and eggplants can be overwintered so you get faster production of these staple veggies the following growing season.

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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Feb 08, 2023
Urban Composting
08:18

Composting in an urban space requires a little more forethought: how do you contain smells, keep out pests, and get enough compost? Randi and I chat about that in today's show.

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

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Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

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Feb 07, 2023
Growing Cut Flowers
07:55

Flowers are something I am recently getting into, but a field Randi has been exploring for years. Today she shares some of her absolute favorite beginner flowers to grow.

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

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Feb 06, 2023
Perennial Edibles for the Landscape
07:51

Instead of growing solely annuals that need to be replaced yearly, why not mix in some amazing perennials that will look beautiful while also providing you a consistent source of food?

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.

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As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

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Feb 05, 2023
Intermixing Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables
08:55

Interplanting combinations are quickly becoming my favorite new thing to test out in the garden. Randi shares some of her favorite combinations in today's show.

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

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Feb 04, 2023
Planning a Small Space Garden
09:22

Every square foot counts in a small space, which is how both Randi and myself started gardening. Today we discuss some best practices for starting a small-space garden.

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

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As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

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Feb 03, 2023
Southern California Gardening
09:36

Today, we bring on a long-time friend of mine, Randi from Freckled Californian. She's on the show talking about her experiences growing in SoCal, as well as some fantastic tips for gardeners of all levels of experience!

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Randi is a gardening friend of mine and the gal behind FreckledCalifornian.com, where she writes about her experiences growing both food and flowers in Southern California.

Shop the Store

As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

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Feb 02, 2023
Growing Rudbeckia
10:37

Rudbeckia grows abundantly and easily in Kevin’s climate, and it’s a bit more challenging for Milli. She shares her approach as a professional cut flower grower.

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Feb 01, 2023
Growing Snapdragons
07:39

Kevin saw a gorgeous snapdragon garden on a tour a few years ago and hasn’t stopped thinking about them since. Milli grows them for her private events, weddings, and clients, and shares some growing tips from a cut flower grower’s perspective.

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Jan 31, 2023
Growing Cosmos
06:10

One of the easiest beginner flowers, cosmos was Kevin’s first “real flower” he grew in his garden. Milli shares a few tips on getting them to grow well and last longer in a cut flower vase.

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Jan 30, 2023
Growing Dahlias
15:02

Kevin experimented successfully with dahlias last year, and wants to expand this year. Milli shares her favorite varieties as well as strategies for harvesting them as cut flowers.

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Jan 29, 2023
Growing Sweet Peas
11:29

Kevin’s friend Supannee grows sweet peas for her Thai restaurant in San Diego, prompting Kevin to want to grow his own. Milli shares how she approaches them in her UK garden.

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Jan 28, 2023
Growing Ranunculus
10:06
Kevin’s brother’s wife loves ranunculus, so he wants to grow some - but has never done it before. Milli shares her professional tips.

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Jan 27, 2023
Growing Tulips
12:45

Milli Proust joins us for a flower week, starting off with one of her favorites, tulips.

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Jan 26, 2023
Orchards as Succession Planting
12:58

Growing a thriving orchard is the way to get perennial successive harvests of produce, specifically fruit, from your yard. Meg and Kevin share their unique orchard strategies.

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Jan 25, 2023
Perennials as Succession Planting
09:02

Using perennials as “succession plantings” seems a bit of a cop-out, but they are a fantastic way to spread harvest over longer periods of time, and get a reliable yield year after year. Meg shares her strategies.

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Jan 24, 2023
Fall Succession Planting
07:41

Kevin and Meg riff on the differences in how they approach fall succession sowing and the fall season in general, comparing notes on plants they can / can’t grow in their respective climates.

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Jan 23, 2023
Summer Succession Planting
11:09

Summer is the season most of us are focused on growing what we have, not planting more - but Meg shares why focusing on succession during summer pays huge dividends.

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Jan 22, 2023
Spring Succession Planting
11:31

In spring, the entire palate of succession planting options is available to you - but plant selection still matters. Meg shares how she approaches it in this timely episode.

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Jan 21, 2023
How Nature Inspires Succession Planting
10:27

Like many areas of life, paying attention to natural trends and patterns tends to pay dividends in the garden. Meg shares some ideas she’s adapted from nature that inform her succession planning strategies.

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Jan 20, 2023
Succession Planting Why It Matters
09:14

Often talked about, and often looked over, succession planting is the best way to smooth out your harvests over the course of the seasons and prevent gardening overwhelm. Meg Cowden comes on this week to chat all things succession.

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Jan 19, 2023
Companion Planting to Improve Pollination
11:58

The idea of planting specifically to draw in pollinators isn’t a new one, but Jessica brings some fresh ideas and a solid framework to understand this strategy from.

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Jessica Walliser is a horticulturist, founding partner at Savvy Gardening, and the author of multiple books including the upcoming Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden.


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Jan 18, 2023
Companion Planting for Biological Control
10:19

Last time Jessica Walliser was on the show, she talked about biological controls, or allowing the ecosystem to “pest control” itself. Today, she talks about how you can use companion planting to bring in beneficials.

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Jan 17, 2023
Companion Planting for Disease Management
09:54

We don’t often think of companion planting to prevent diseases, but it’s definitely worth considering. And the strategies are quite practical!

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Jan 16, 2023
Companion Planting for Pest Management
11:44

The most popular request for companion planting has to do with pest management. Marigolds top the list...but today Jessica explains why the REASON marigolds are a good idea isn’t quite what you might think.

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Jan 15, 2023
Companion Planting for Weed Management
17:17

This episode contains some of the best tips you’ve never heard on weed management, including using cucumbers to control weeds?!

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Jan 14, 2023
Companion Planting for Soil Health
12:35

With soil health, you have to broaden your idea of companion planting - some of the best strategies involve planting one crop months ahead of time to prepare the soil for your “real” crop. Cover cropping and other strategies are discussed in today’s show.

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Jan 13, 2023
Science-Based Companion Planting
09:32

Companion planting is an often overused and misunderstood term in gardening. Jessica Walliser joins us on the show to talk about a science-based approach to companion planting, starting out with understanding the ways in which plants interact with one another.

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Jan 12, 2023
Growing Giant Carrots
09:02

Carrots are one of Kevin’s favorite crops to grow, but he’s never grown a giant. Ryan Cook shares some of his tips on how to make sure you get a massive carrot...including transplanting them!?

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Dec 06, 2022
Growing Giant Rutabagas
10:20

Ryan Cook grew a 19.61lb rutabaga and bagged the West Virginia state record by over TEN pounds. Kevin and Ryan riff on rutabagas and how climate affects growing giant veg.

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Dec 05, 2022
Growing Giant Pumpkins Harvest
12:17

So you’ve grown a giant pumpkin…how do you know when to harvest…or how!? Remember, these bad boys can get up to 2,500+ lbs. Ryan shares some tips from a pro.

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Dec 04, 2022
Growing Giant Pumpkins Growth Phase
10:11

If you’ve got a giant pumpkin seed started and transplanted…what next? There’s a lot that goes into the growth phase that Ryan Cook explains in today’s episode.

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Dec 03, 2022
Growing Giant Pumpkins Seed & Transplant
13:55

Giant pumpkins are the plant that kicked off the entire giant veggie crazy, and Ryan’s grown a few over 1,000lb. Today he shares the first installment of growing massive pumpkins.

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Dec 02, 2022
The Story of a Giant Vegetable Gardener
12:22

How did Ryan Cook become a giant veggie aficionado? The story is not what you’d think.

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Dec 01, 2022
Growing a World Record Butternut Squash
01:42

The world of giant vegetables is a deep one, and we’re diving in with Ryan Cook, who has a world record on butternut squash, amongst other epic veggies.

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Nov 30, 2022
Social Media and Gardening
10:03

There is a world of gardeners out there. Social media is like a digital garden for Ashlie as she cultivates community and develops friendships online with people who share a love for gardening and values.

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Ashlie Thomas is an organic gardener in North Carolina, Zone 7b. She’s growing for food security, health, and wellness and has a new book out How to Become a Gardener.

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Nov 29, 2022
Getting Back into Gardening
08:23

We have all had setbacks in the garden. Ashlie talks about processing discouragement and focusing on the solution. Our “why” for gardening can be a powerful motivator when we tie it to our values.

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Nov 28, 2022
5 Prolific Plants to Grow
09:05

Get inspiration from Ashlie on what plants to grow next season to promote food security and nutrient density for health. These low maintenance and prolific plants include tomatoes, kale, peppers, cucumbers, and carrots.

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Nov 27, 2022
Developing a Green Thumb
07:40

Ashlie and Kevin discuss how the green thumb is a journey. There is an assumption that those with “green thumbs” have an innate proficiency with growing plants and that is not the case. Plants grow themselves, we are here to learn how to give them environments in which they can be their best.

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Nov 26, 2022
3 Lessons Gardening Taught Me
10:51

Gardening teaches you so much more than simply how to grow plants. Ashlie shares some of the most transformative lessons the garden has to offer.

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Nov 25, 2022
Gardening on the East Coast
07:23

Join Kevin and Ashlie Thomas as she shares how she grows in North Carolina, Zone 7b.

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Nov 24, 2022
Growing for Food Security
07:35

One of the strongest reasons to grow plants is to grow your own food for your family and friends. Most of the world is 72 hours away from being food insecure if the trucks stop delivering!

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Ashlie Thomas is an organic gardener in North Carolina, Zone 7b. She’s growing for food security, health, and wellness and has a new book out How to Become a Gardener.

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Nov 23, 2022
Ask Chris Anything
12:34

How did Chris end up on the Epic Gardening team? She shares a bit of her transformation from corporate worker to garden educator.

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Nov 22, 2022
Unexpected Garden Surprises
08:05

The garden is never dull - join Chris and Kevin as they share some of their best and worst surprises in the garden this season.

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Nov 21, 2022
If We Could Grow Anything
08:24

No climate is perfect…not even Kevin’s in Zone 10b! As you listen, dream up plants of your own you wish you could grow. Who knows…maybe you can!

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Nov 20, 2022
Gardening Skills We Wish We Had
08:06

There are so many different skillsets in gardening, and none of us is a master of them all. Chris and Kevin daydream about gardening skills they wished they had more experience in.

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Nov 19, 2022
Exploring the World Through Plants
09:14

You may not be able to travel the world, but you can bring the plants of the world into your garden and experience them firsthand. Chris shares some of her favorites.

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Nov 18, 2022
Garden Greenhouses 101
07:40

Chris and Kevin chat about their greenhouse dreams and plans.

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Nov 17, 2022
Fall Check-In With Chris
06:46

Chris of Fluent Garden on our team checks in with Kevin on how the season has gone, and what she’s planning for fall.

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Nov 16, 2022
Where to Buy Carnivorous Plants
10:40

 

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Nov 14, 2022
Why We Need to Conserve Carnivorous Plants
07:18

 

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Nov 13, 2022
Perfect Carnivorous Plant Care
09:01

 

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Nov 12, 2022
How to Breed Carnivorous Plants
08:27

 

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Nov 11, 2022
Best Indoor Carnivorous Plants
10:46

 

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Nov 10, 2022
Carnivorous Plants 101
12:29

 

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Nov 09, 2022
The Carnivorous Plant Man
10:25

 

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Nov 08, 2022
Winter Planting
07:50

 

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Nov 07, 2022
Flower Bulb Fun
06:57

 

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Nov 06, 2022
Broody Hens at the Homestead
06:53

 

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Nov 05, 2022
The Story of the Garden Hermit
09:33

 

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Nov 04, 2022
Growing for Flavor
07:53

 

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Nov 03, 2022
Should You Do Crop Rotation
07:28

 

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Nov 02, 2022
Kevin and Jacques Garden Update
06:17

 

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Nov 01, 2022
Growing FOOD in Pots
12:05

Learning the right vegetables to grow in containers is essential - don’t waste your time on the ones that won’t perform well! Niki Jabbour stops by to give us some of her favorites.

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 31, 2022
The Importance of Flowers in a Food Garden
09:28

Niki’s garden is about 85% vegetables and 15% flowers...and it’s not just for beauty. Learn why and how she plants flowers in her food garden

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 30, 2022
5 Ways to Grow More Food in Less Space
11:15

Here are 5 creative ways to get more harvests out of the same amount of space, with my friend Niki Jabbour.

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 29, 2022
Growing Global and Unusual Veggies
09:44

Let's mix it up in the garden, growing some unusual veggies instead of the same old same old every single year.

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 28, 2022
Niki Jabbour's Garden
07:48

Let’s dive into Niki Jabbour’s garden, with 20+ raised beds, a poly tunnel, cold frames, and straw bales. There’s plenty of inspiration in this episode!

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 27, 2022
The Best Vegetables for Winter Harvesting
06:54

Selecting the perfect winter veggies can be a challenge, both in choosing ones that grow well, and ones that taste great when harvested in such cold temperatures. Here are a few of Niki Jabbour’s favorites

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 26, 2022
4 Winter Gardening Structures To Build
07:27

Gardening in the winter means protecting your plants, so here are four of the best ways to do so with expert cold-climate gardener, Niki Jabbour.

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Niki Jabbour is an award-winning author 3 best-selling books like The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. She has a popular radio show called The Weekend Gardener and is extremely active in the online gardening world as well. She’s best known for her 20+ raised bed gardens that she grows in throughout the entire year in the cold climate of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Oct 25, 2022
How to Make and Use Herbal Preparations
11:58

Now that you’re equipped with some fantastic suggestions on plants to grow for herbal purposes in the garden, learn how Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen likes to create his herbal preparations, including definitions on common types of recipes.

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Oct 24, 2022
Heal All Plant: The Magician
05:35

A common but often forgotten plan, heal all or Prunella vulgaris is an all-around positive plant to add into your herbal teas and remedies.

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Oct 23, 2022
Turmeric: The Bishop
07:38

A crop that requires patience I sometimes don’t possess, turmeric is ‘The Bishop’ of the herbal remedies world. Learn a few amazing preparations today from Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen.

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Oct 22, 2022
Garlic: The Knight
06:22

One of my favorite crops to eat and grow, garlic is ‘The Knight’ of herbal medicine according to Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen..

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Oct 21, 2022
Echinacea: The Queen
06:46

Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is back on the podcast to talk about his herbal medicine concoctions and recommendations based on his experience as a PhD chemist and herbalist.

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Oct 20, 2022
Elderberries: The King
07:40

Elderberries are ‘The King’ of the herbal medicine world according to Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen due to their all-around effects for the human body. Learn how to prepare them in today’s show.

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Oct 19, 2022
Herbs and the Immune System
08:25

Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is back on the podcast to talk about his herbal medicine concoctions and recommendations based on his experience as a PhD chemist and herbalist.

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Oct 18, 2022
Adding Bulbs to Edible Gardens
14:46

Mixing bulbs into edible gardens is the next level beyond simply starting flower seeds in the edible garden. Kevin hasn’t done much of it in his garden, but Peggy, Dan, and Summer convince him to try.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 30, 2022
Flower Bulb Planting Combinations
10:13

A field of one type of bulb can be a bit...blase. Learn a few favorite bulb combinations from our guests.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 29, 2022
Exactly How to Plant Bulbs
11:41

Now that we have a selection of bulbs to choose from, you’re probably wondering how to plant them. Peggy, Dan, and Summer share their techniques, from simple to complicated.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 28, 2022
Deer Resistant Bulbs
08:53

Not a problem that Kevin has in his garden, but one many gardeners face: deer. You can still grow bulbs with deer by choosing these resistant varieties.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 27, 2022
Spring Flowering Bulbs to Plant
09:53

Peggy, Dan, and Summer share their favorite spring bulbs to plant - get a head start on the season and pick them up now.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 26, 2022
Bulb Selection and Succession Planting
09:04

Learn how to choose the right flower bulbs to grow, as well as how to plant them in a manner that gives you consistent blooms throughout the year.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 25, 2022
Planting 70,500 Flower Bulbs
10:34

Today we have three guests! Peggy Anne, Dan, and Summer of Homestead Brooklyn are on the show talking about Summer’s new project Flock and how they’re planting 70,500 bulbs.

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Peggy Anne Montgomery is a horticulturist and works with FlowerBulbs.com, Dan Benarcik is a horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens, and Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn recently started a new project called Flock up in the Finger Lakes of New York.

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Sep 24, 2022
Foraging For Food
15:58

Foraging was a big part of Kevin’s “Apocalypse Grow” Challenge in 2019. Roxanne forages extensively with her family as well. If you’re not convinced - this episode may do it.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

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Sep 23, 2022
Livestock on a Homestead
14:53

Roxanne has a flourishing homestead with many animals. In today’s show, she lays out the case for each and recommends which animals to start out raising.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

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Sep 22, 2022
Food Preservation Methods
11:47

Having tried most methods out there, Roxanne and Kevin chat about their favorite preservation methods and how they approach preserving in general.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

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Sep 21, 2022
Getting Started With Sourdough
12:21

Roxanne and Kevin wax poetic about sourdough bread.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

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Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

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Sep 20, 2022
A Permaculture Approach to Plants
10:37

Starting with local plants that work well in your region is a guaranteed way to have less failures in the garden.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

Shop the Store

As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

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Sep 19, 2022
Best Crops For Calories
10:09

Do you know what crops you should grow if it REALLY came down to growing for survival? Roxanne and Kevin riff on their favorite calorie crops.

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Roxanne Ahern studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Roxanne is now a mother of five on a working homestead that includes sheep, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, sometimes cows, rabbits, and pigs, and of course, dogs and cats. She also grows a large garden.

Shop the Store

As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.  

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

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Sep 18, 2022
Becoming a Homesteader
09:22