Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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

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Subscribers: 506
Reviews: 4

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
Importance of Community Gardens
09:02

Both Nick and I have grown in community gardens in the past, and they serve a vital function in today's world. We riff on our experiences in today's show.

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Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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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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Jul 26, 2021
Zero Waste Garden to Table Cooking
09:07

Nick is vegan and strives to use as much of his produce as possible, including stems, etc. Learn how he used 100% of a cauliflower to make tacos, as well as a few other recipes.

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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.

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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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Jul 25, 2021
Nick's Urban Gardening Tips
07:50

Everyone comes to urban gardening differently, and Nick is no different - he's got some creative strategies from a rooftop in LA.

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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.

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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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Jul 24, 2021
Plants as Stepping Stones Toward Sustainability
08:57

Nick's focus is sustainability - and plants are just a part. But an important one, as he sees them as a stepping stone to even more impactful action.

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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.

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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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Jul 23, 2021
Indoor Apartment Gardening Strategies
07:42

Besides houseplants, Nick also grows a lot of produce indoors and shares a few crop suggestions in today's show.

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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.

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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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Jul 22, 2021
DIY Plant Shelf
10:57

Nick is back with another repurposed plant project, using old wood to create a 32-plant shelf.

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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.

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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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Jul 21, 2021
DIY Canvas Grow Bags
08:18

 

Connect With Nick Cutsumpas:

Nick Cutsumpas is a plant coach, urban farmer, community gardener, and all around plant person. He has a newsletter called The Growing Green Newsletter.

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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Jul 20, 2021
Why a Messy Garden is Good
06:53

It's no secret that my garden looks quite different from Jacques' - learn why he grows in a more natural way and prefers it.

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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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Jul 19, 2021
Fantastic Varieties for Flavor in the Garden
07:14

Jacques grows for flavor - learn a few of his favorite varieties in today's show.

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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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Jul 18, 2021
How to Solve a Garden Problem
09:18

Jacques and I riff on the framework we use to solve any problem in the garden.

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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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Jul 17, 2021
Gardening Techniques We Wouldnt Try Again
08:22

Connect With Jacques

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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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Jul 16, 2021
Low Budget Gardening Tips
06:33

Jacques spent less than $1,000 to build his entire garden - and a lot of sweat equity. Learn how he kept costs down.

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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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Jul 15, 2021
Building a Garden From Scratch in 1 Year
08:12

Learn how to start a thriving garden on a budget by following along with what Jacques did during his pandemic year.

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Jul 14, 2021
Introducing My Garden Manager
05:47

Today Jacques comes on the show to talk about how he got into gardening and began working with Epic Gardening.

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Jul 13, 2021
Starting a Long-Lived Edible Garden
09:46

If you want practical tips on growing a garden that thrives over the long-term, Chris shares some great beginner tips in today’s show.

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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Jul 12, 2021
Propagating Perennials 101
09:51

Learn to propagate perennials successfully and you’ll truly have a productive garden for life, on an extremely low budget

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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Jul 11, 2021
Layering Your Garden Design
07:57

The idea of food forests isn’t new, but it’s useful to revisit when thinking about designing a garden, especially if you want to get the most of out a smaller location

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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Jul 10, 2021
Designing a Long-Term Low-Maintenance Garden
08:33

The less we feel like gardening is a chore, the more we’ll garden and thus the better our gardens will be. Learn how Chris creates a thriving garden without a TON of work

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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Jul 09, 2021
Unique Edible Perennials
07:20

Both Chris and I have gotten into “weird” perennials this year, specifically tuber crops. Get some tuber inspiration in today’s show

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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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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Jul 08, 2021
Benefits of Multi-Purpose Perennials
08:53

Besides their ease of long-term care, most perennials offer multiple benefits to your garden - learn a few in today’s show with Chris of Fluent Garden

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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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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Jul 07, 2021
Why You Should Plant More Perennials
09:20

If you want life to be EASIER in the garden, perennial planting is your saving grace.

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Chris a horticulturist, garden consultant, and the founder of Fluent Garden in Vancouver, BC.

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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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Jul 06, 2021
Gardening and Therapy
09:01

When we think about gardening, we often think of getting epic harvests and growing food for our friends and family, but what about the mental and emotional benefits? Don’t undervalue them.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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Jul 05, 2021
Experimenting in the Garden
07:34

Arianna and I share some of our unique experiments in the garden as a result of just winging it, and if they succeeded or failed.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jul 04, 2021
Being a Forever Student in the Garden
08:23

We’ll never ‘master’ gardening, despite it being possible to become a Master Gardener. The beginner’s mind mentally is crucial if you want to get better at the craft.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jul 03, 2021
Creating Habitats for Life in the Garden
08:09

One of my missions in the garden is to create a true ecosystem in the garden, for all forms of life that better both the space and the garden itself. Learn how to do it in today’s show.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jul 02, 2021
Meadow Gardens and Flower Interplanting
09:04

Meadow gardening is becoming more and more popular as we work to eradicate lawns and add more native mixes to our landscapes. Learn how to plant a meadow garden in today’s show.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jul 01, 2021
Re-Imagining Edible Landscaping
09:04

Landscaping doesn’t have to be ornamental, it can also have edible value to it! Arianna shares some of her favorite edible ideas.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jun 30, 2021
Transforming Garden Spaces
07:07

What does it take to truly transform a garden space? Arianna Iappini of The Birch Arbor Gardens comes on the show this week to explain her methodology.

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Arianna Iappini is an edible garden designer and consultant, founder of The Birch Arbor Gardens

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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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Jun 29, 2021
Weed Signals - What creates the conditions for weeds 2021
12:03

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Jun 28, 2021
Insects Signals - What attracts insects and how to change signal 2021
10:49

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Jun 27, 2021
What Are You Growing - How to assess quality 2021
07:46

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Jun 26, 2021
Protozoa and Nematodes - With a Recipe 2021
10:56

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Jun 25, 2021
Mycorrhizal Fungi - What They Do 2021
08:15

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Jun 24, 2021
Quorum signalling - How do soil microbes and plants communicate and how you can harness this signalling 2021
08:42

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Jun 23, 2021
The Gut-Soil-Microbe Connection 2021
09:18

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Jun 22, 2021
Determinate vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes
09:43

In our final episode, Craig talks in-depth about the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomato varieties, and why you might want to grow one type over the other.

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Jun 21, 2021
Tomato Pruning Explained Once and For All
09:21

To prune tomato suckers or not to prune...that is the question. Today Craig demystifies the confusing world of pruning tomatoes.

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Jun 20, 2021
The Most Common Tomato Problems You'll Have
10:46

Tomatoes can be tough...but if you know how to prevent and control the few BIG issues you'll run into when growing these juicy veggies, your success rate will skyrocket. Today Craig outlines the major tomato growing problems and how to avoid them.

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Jun 19, 2021
Turning a Driveway Into A Tomato Garden
08:00

If you've never grown in your front-yard before, listen to today's show. Both Craig and I are front-yard gardeners and the benefits are immense. Craig's house is even subject to HOA rules and he's been able to grow without any issues.

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Jun 18, 2021
The Dwarf Tomato Project
08:41

Today we're talking about an awesome dwarf tomato breeding program that Craig started and has grown to

500 volunteers around the country and world!

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Jun 17, 2021
The Most Delicious Tomatoes On Earth
09:40

We're back again with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and all-around tomato pro!

He's grown over 3,500 varieties of tomatoes over the years, so I figured I'd ask him what his favorites were!

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Jun 16, 2021
Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?
08:28

In today's episode, we're welcoming Craig LeHoullier, the NC Tomatoman! He's a long-time tomato grower, having been the first to grow and name the Cherokee purple tomato in 1990! Today we'll talk about the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. Enjoy!

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Jun 15, 2021
Favorite Fall Garden Crops to Grow Why
11:09

Meg Cowden finishes out the week with some of her favorite varieties of fall crops...add some to your list this season!

Connect With Meg Cowden:

Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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Jun 07, 2021
Succession Planting for Fall Harvests
07:43

In a fall garden, succession planting is the best way to really maximize that tail end of the true growing season. Meg Cowden shares her techniques in today’s show.

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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Jun 06, 2021
Quick Crops For Small Spaces
08:58

Popping in crops in the nooks and crannies of your fall garden is a fantastic way to squeeze out more yield. Meg Cowden shares her favorite recommendations.

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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Jun 05, 2021
Direct Seeding The Easy Fall Garden
10:01

Instead of starting indoors and transplanting everything, why not start your fall garden directly in the soil?

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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Jun 04, 2021
Main Season Crops to Focus On
12:51

For a fall garden, there are some classic crops you need to consider, which Meg Cowden shares with you in today’s show.

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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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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Jun 03, 2021
LONG Season Crops to Plant Today
11:31

The longer the days to maturity, the earlier you need to start thinking about starting those seeds. Meg Cowden from Seed to Fork comes on the show to share her favorite recommendations.

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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Jun 02, 2021
Why You Should Start a Fall Garden NOW
07:14

It might not seem like fall is on the way, but it is - and getting a head start on your fall garden is extremely important if you want a rocking fall harvest.

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.

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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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Jun 01, 2021
07 Front Yard Veggies
07:20

Amy’s story shows you can grow in just about any situation, any climate, as long as you adapt to make it work.

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Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 31, 2021
Pests in Zone 6a vs. 10b
10:47

With a new climate comes a whole host of new pest issues. Listen to today’s hilarious show about Amy’s mortal fear of ticks.

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Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 30, 2021
In-Ground Growing vs. Raised Beds on Concrete
08:10

In Santa Monica, Amy was growing in raised beds on concrete. In Massachusetts, she’s growing in a huge in-ground bed. Hear what she thinks about the difference between the two in today’s show.

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Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 29, 2021
Balancing Mom Life with Garden Life
07:52

Whether you’re a parent or not, it’s tough to balance all of the tasks of the garden with the tasks of life and work. Amy shares some of the strategies that work for her to get a lot done.

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Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 28, 2021
Preparing a Weedy Garden for Planting
09:16

If you’ve come across a new piece of land, chances are high that it’s not in perfect shape to garden. This was the case with Amy’s garden in her new home, so she shares what she did to get it into shape.

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Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 27, 2021
How to Start Gardening in a New Zone
08:56

If you move...how do you make sure you have success in your new climate? Amy shares her step by step process to giving herself and her garden a good shot at epic harvests in her first season.

Connect With Amy Bauer:

Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 26, 2021
Adjusting to a New Growing Zone
10:03

My friend Amy Bauer recently moved from Southern California back to the east coast, where she’s in a 6a growing zone. We talk about the adjustments she’s made and her garden overview.

Connect With Amy Bauer:

Amy Bauer is the founder of Front Yard Veggies, where she shares about small-space front yard gardening. Recently she’s moved back to the East Coast, and is growing on much more space, sharing her knowledge along the way.

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May 25, 2021
Irrigation for Roses
10:10

Keeping your roses well watered is key to having strong, healthy plants that produce show-worthy flowers. Learn how to in today’s show.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 24, 2021
Advanced Rose Growing Tips
11:27

Rose growing can get pretty intense, and Beth van Boxtel shares how with some of these advanced rose growing tips.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 23, 2021
Fertilizers for Roses
09:47

The best fertilizers for roses, along with the fertilizing schedule that Beth van Boxtel likes to use to keep her 120+ roses in bloom.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 22, 2021
Rose Planting and First Year Tips
14:52

If you’re new to roses, don’t be intimidated - they’re not too hard to grow provided you follow these tips.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 21, 2021
Where to Buy Roses
06:00

Learn where to get all of these crazy cool varieties of roses with Beth van Boxtel’s favorite stores and sources.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 20, 2021
Newest and Easiest Roses for 2021
08:43

Around 10 varieties of roses come out every year, and Beth van Boxtel runs through some of her favorites, as well as easy ones to grow for your first time.

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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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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May 19, 2021
How to Start Growing Roses
08:24

Learn how to get started growing roses with my friend Beth van Boxtel, who got ME into growing them this year!

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Beth van Boxtel is a full-time realtor in San Diego, but grows roses when she’s not doing real estate, with 120+ varieties in her backyard. She’s a member of the San Diego Rose Society. She’s a rising star with the American Rose Society and a certified consulting rosarian.

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May 18, 2021
Never Buy Peppers Again
10:17

If you grow a ton of peppers, you might wonder how to enjoy them throughout the year instead of in a glut at the end of summer. Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jil shares her preserving methods that have led to her never buying a bell pepper or jalapeno since she started gardening!

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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May 17, 2021
How to Preserve Crunchy Pickles for a Year
08:00

Pickles are easily my favorite preserved good. I could eat them straight out of the jar for hours and hours. Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill shares how to get perfectly crunchy pickles every time.

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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May 16, 2021
Tomatoes to Sauce in 5 Minutes
06:28

I’ve planted 30+ tomato varieties in my garden, and it’s going to be quite the task to make sauces and preserves out of them. Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill shares her 5 minute tomato sauce recipe.

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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May 15, 2021
How to Store and Preserve Bolted Onions
06:15

We think of bolted onions as a totally wasted harvest in the garden, but Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill shares a few creative ways to make better use of these via preserving.

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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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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May 14, 2021
Hacks when Canning Lids are Scarce
07:17

During the last year, a LOT of products were hard to find (like the Birdies beds I sell). One of those products were the lids for cans, so Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill has a few hacks to make better use of this scarce resource.

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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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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May 13, 2021
Must Have Preserving Equipment
08:18

What equipment do you NEED to start preserving? Today Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill shares the essentials for canning, whether it be water bath or pressure canning

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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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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May 12, 2021
6 Easy Steps for a First-Time Food Preserver
09:45

Learn the bare bones basics of preserving your own garden harvest with Jill McSheehy of Journey With Jill.

Connect With Jill McSheehy

Jill McSheehy is the founder of Journey With Jill and the Beginner’s Garden Podcast. She has the fantastic book Vegetable Gardening for Beginners out as well, along with a few courses we’re talking about in this week of episodes.

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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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May 11, 2021
Regenerative Farming Landscape Practices
10:15

Learn and adapt a few larger-scale regenerative farming techniques down to the home garden in today’s episode.

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 09, 2021
Forest Management
09:16

Learn what forest management is, and how Adam Wallace and the Sierra Nevada team is managing their acreage out at their Mills River, NC location.

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 08, 2021
Propagating Wildflowers and Perennials
07:07

How do you propagate some of the ‘harder’ plants, like wildflowers and perennials? Air layering is on the menu.

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 07, 2021
Bee and Sheep-Friendly Orchard Management
09:18

Instead of spraying all sorts of nonsense all over your orchard, learn some techniques Adam Wallace of Sierra Nevada is using on their fledgling orchard to help control pests

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 06, 2021
Cultivating Mushrooms with Mushroom Mike Somich
11:23

Mushroom Mike Somich, groundskeeper at Sierra Nevada comes on today’s show to talk about how they’re inoculating logs from their forest and growing a variety of mushrooms.

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

Mike Somich is a groundskeeper for the Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 05, 2021
Vermiculture at Mills River
07:56

Vermiculture at a larger scale usually means a continuous flow through system, where you do away with stacking trays and totes in favor of a contained system where food goes in the top, and black gold comes out the bottom

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Adam Wallace is the Natural Resource Manager for Sierra Nevada at the Mills River location.

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May 04, 2021
Aerated Static Composting and Compost Tea
10:51

A lazy but productive way to turn compost around in 60-90 days, with Adam Wallace of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

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May 03, 2021
Always Be Sowing
03:30

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May 02, 2021
3 Lessons From 1 Year Homesteading
06:42

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May 01, 2021
How to Grow Eggplant
06:03

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Apr 30, 2021
Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllids
05:52

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Apr 29, 2021
Growing Rosemary Indoors
04:29

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Apr 28, 2021
How to Grow Sunflowers
05:27

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Apr 27, 2021
Grey Water in the Garden
08:07

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Apr 26, 2021
Leslies Favorite Tiny Plants
07:20

Leslie Halleck shares some of her favorite tiny houseplants for you to get started on your journey.

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Apr 25, 2021
Feeding Tiny Plants
06:15

How does fertilizing work for smaller plants...what do you need to be aware of so you don’t burn your plants?

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Apr 24, 2021
Light for Tiny Plants
06:26

Do you have to light tiny plants differently, or do the same rules apply as larger houseplants? Leslie Halleck gives us a lighting refresher in todays show.

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Apr 23, 2021
Containers Watering Strategies for Tiny Plants
10:52

How does your container selection and watering strategy change when caring for super small plants?

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Apr 22, 2021
Tiny Plants Under Glass
08:51

Growing ‘under glass’ is a really cool way to keep houseplants that need a bit more humidity, and it also opens up opportunities to grow plants that you simply wouldn’t be able to otherwise. Learn techniques from Leslie Halleck in today’s show.

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Apr 21, 2021
Tiny Windowsill Plants
09:28

Looking for small, cool houseplant options for a windowsill? Leslie Halleck shares a few of her unconventional favorites.

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Apr 20, 2021
Tiny Plant Botany 101
11:01

What are tiny plants? No, not plants that you artificially make small through horticultural techniques, but plants that are genetically smaller - how do they grow, survive, and thrive?

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Apr 20, 2021
How to Grow Mandarin Oranges
08:07

Mandarin oranges have easily become one of the most popular snacks among children and adults. They are deliciously sweet, healthy, and easy-to-peel. Mandarins are a great on-the-go snack, but can also be used in a lot of different recipes. They can be used in salads, marinades, and an assortment of desserts. They also make excellent juice. There are a ton of different varieties that can be grown. Adding a single mandarin tree to the garden will provide plenty of fruit for the family and enough to share with friends.

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Apr 17, 2021
Raised Beds on a Slope?
04:33

Yards aren’t created equal. Some are beautifully flat and easy to work with, but others may be set on a sloped surface going either up or down. Without doing major terraforming, you’re stuck working with the landscape you’ve got. Thankfully, building a raised bed on a slope is an option, and there are multiple ways to do it!

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Apr 16, 2021
Types of Roses
05:41

I've recently gotten into roses, and the options can be overwhelming! This episode focuses on the different growth habits of roses and how to select the right one.

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Apr 15, 2021
Protecting Blueberries
05:30

You're not the only one eyeing your ripening blueberries...the birds will start to munch on them before you can even get to them! Here are a few practical solutions for protecting your berries.

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Apr 14, 2021
How to Grow Saffron
05:09

When you know how to grow saffron crocuses, not only will you have beautiful flowers but an expensive spice source too! We share how to do it.

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Apr 13, 2021
Growing Squash the Ingenious Way
08:41

Squash is the plant we can never seem to give away once it really starts to produce, but Khaled gives it a bit of a twist in today’s show with his unique approach to cultivation.

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Apr 12, 2021
Growing Melons the Ingenious Way
08:22

For more success with melons, grow more plants with less fruit and care for them more deliberately. Khaled shares all of his best tips.

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Apr 11, 2021
Growing Raspberries the Ingenious Way
08:11

Khaled is known for his unconventional, but effective growing methods and he’s never shared his raspberry growing techniques before...until this episode.

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Apr 10, 2021
Effects of COVID on Gardening
08:23

We all know family and friends that got into gardening in the past year, but I was curious if Khaled saw the same thing happening at his farm up in Canada - today a farmer and a gardener riff on the changes we’ve seen in the market.

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Apr 09, 2021
Ingenious Farming Business Model
11:20

Today we dive deep into the business model at In.Genius Farms and why it’s making waves in Toronto, Canada.

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Apr 08, 2021
Newest Innovations in Vertical Farming
11:57

Known for his vertical farming techniques, Khaled shares some new updates and innovations to his classic method.

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Apr 07, 2021
Moving a Farm to a New Location
12:35

Khaled Majouji is back on the show for the 4th time to update us on the progress of his farm, In.Genius Farms.

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Apr 06, 2021
Jens Top 3 Micro Food Varieties
06:05

Jen shares her favorite varieties for small plants, including a pepper that’s now going to make it into my garden for 2021.

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Jen McGuinness is the author of the new book, Micro Food Gardening out April 13th, and also the author of the Frau Zinnie blog, where she shares her ornamental and edible gardening adventures.

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Apr 05, 2021
3 Cool Ways to Grow Baby Greens
06:32

In the world of micro food gardens, baby greens are a staple. Whether you’re growing at the microgreen stage or trying to grow true gourmet baby greens, Jen has some tips for you.

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Apr 04, 2021
3 Fun Small Edible Flowers to Try
07:07

I’m far from a flower expert, but even I can be convinced to grow some small edible flowers. Jen McGuiness also shares how to candy flowers, freeze them, and more!

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Apr 03, 2021
Tips to Grow Micro Tomatoes
07:12

Tomatoes are the quintessential crop for gardeners around the world, there are plenty of micro tomatoes you can grow in small spaces and still get quite a few juicy orbs of goodness

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Apr 02, 2021
How to Evaluate a Small Garden Space
06:50

It can be discouraging to live in a small space and think that there’s not much you can grow. While your options are certainly slimmer, Jen McGuinness shares some tips on evaluating your space in order to maximize your planting strategies.

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Apr 01, 2021
How to Repurpose Containers for Growing
07:31

We use WAY too many containers in our day to day life that end up in a landfill. Instead, why not repurpose them into micro food gardens?

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Mar 31, 2021
What Is Micro Food Gardening
06:56

In small spaces, growing micro may be the only way to get a significant amount of food out of your space. Jen McGuinness of Frau Zinnie comes on to share her experiences.

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Mar 30, 2021
Favorite Heirloom Veggie Varieties to Grow
08:42

Get a little inspiration in today’s show as Christy shares some of her favorite heirloom veg she’s growing this year.

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Mar 29, 2021
Biointensive Gardening Methods
08:38

In small spaces, planting close together is exceptionally valuable. Increase your yield and biodiversity with some intensive planting techniques

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Mar 28, 2021
Pruning Fruit Trees
07:03

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Mar 27, 2021
Pest Control for Fruit Trees
11:47

Tree rats? Yes, they’re a thing...along with a whole host of other fruit-tree specific pests. Learn to combat them in today’s show.

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Mar 26, 2021
Growing Berries
11:13

Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are surprisingly simple to grow, even in a small space..

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Mar 25, 2021
Soil Prep for Planting Fruit Trees
10:09

Do you amend the hole when planting fruit trees, or not? An age old question answered on today’s show.

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Mar 24, 2021
Grow a Mini Fruit Garden
08:55

As the orchard develops at the Epic Homestead, Christy Wilhelmi comes on to talk about mini fruit gardens.

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Mar 23, 2021
Mistakes to Avoid on a Small Market Farm
09:17

Avoid these massive mistakes in small farming and you’ll save yourself a ton of time, money, and frustration.

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Mar 22, 2021
How to Be Profitable on a Small Farm
10:55

Josh offers some tips on crop selection to maximize profitability on a small scale farm.

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Mar 21, 2021
Creating Gardening Content
11:40

Josh and I riff on the life of content creators in the gardening space, as well as provide some tips on how and why you might want to do the same.

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Mar 20, 2021
Efficient Farming Methods
07:13

 If you’re looking to start a market garden, you’re going to have to become more efficient. Josh shares some of his most efficient methods for packing, washing, and growing food.

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Mar 19, 2021
No Till Farming Basics
09:27

The no-till approach is a fantastic way to improve soil and keep weeds down...but how does it work?

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Mar 18, 2021
How to Become a Market Gardener
09:18

Ever wanted to farm in your backyard? Josh Sattin has done exactly that, learn how he got his start at Sattin Hill Farm.

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Mar 16, 2021
Small and Local Food Growers
09:54

Liz runs Byther Farm, which also provides CSA boxes to local families. Learn how she structures it and how you might do the same.

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Liz Zorab is a homesteader from the UK, and the author of Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency.

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Mar 15, 2021
Treading Lightly in the Garden
08:03

Liz Zorab shares how she likes to step back and let the garden do the work, opting for a more hands off approach.

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Mar 14, 2021
Comparing Two Growing Climates
09:07

Liz and I compare our drastically different growing climates, and the adaptations we’ve had to make to grow successfully.

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Mar 13, 2021
Pests How Much Intervention is Appropriate
07:50

Pests are annoying, for sure. But how hard should you attack them? Liz Zorab shares her philosophy as a self-sufficient homesteader.

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Mar 12, 2021
Polycultures Successional Growing and Interplanting
08:29

Maximizing your harvest with lazy but strategic planting techniques..

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Mar 11, 2021
Cool Weather Perennial Vegetables
08:38

Curious how to maximize your yield year after year, even in cold climates? Liz Zorab offers some unique suggestions to add to your garden.

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Liz Zorab is a homesteader from the UK, and the author of Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency.

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Mar 10, 2021
Becoming Self-Sufficient
07:26

Liz Zorab from Byther Farm is on the show this week, talking about her journey into homesteading and self-sufficiency.

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Liz Zorab is a homesteader from the UK, and the author of Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency.

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Mar 09, 2021
Classic Tomato Varieties
13:07

In true Tomatomania fashion, Scott goes over some of his absolute favorite varieties that you can find at his events, as well as online with a few quick Google searches. Spice up your tomato growing this season with some creative varieties!

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Scott Daigre is the owner and producer of Tomatomania, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale.

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Mar 08, 2021
Pinching Tomatoes Is It Worth It
10:09

The age-old debate on tomato pruning is solved once and for all in today's show, or is it? I think you'll find that tomato pruning is more of a personal choice than anything.

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Scott Daigre is the owner and producer of Tomatomania, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale.

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Mar 07, 2021
Advanced Tomato Care
09:31

Besides watering and fertilizing, there are pruning strategies, trellising strategies and more to consider. Dive in and learn how to become a tomato grower in today's episode.

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Mar 06, 2021
Watering and Feeding Tomatoes
14:46

After your tomatoes are planted in, it's about watering and fertilizing them properly to maximize your results. Scott tells us his favorite techniques for this phase of growing tomatoes.

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Mar 05, 2021
How to Get Perfectly Healthy Tomato Seedlings
10:48

The seedling phase is exceptionally important for all plants, and tomatoes are no different. Set them up for success, and you'll have way less issues down the road.

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Mar 04, 2021
Perfect Tomato Soil Mixes
14:08

 If you're growing a tomato in a container, what's the right soil mix? What about in ground? Scott opens up and shares his soil secrets.

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Mar 03, 2021
Tomato Strategy - How to Design Your Season
13:54

Tomatoes are the quintessential summer crop, but that doesn't mean that they are necessarily easy to grow. In today's episode, we talk with Scott about how to develop a tomato strategy for your growing season.

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Mar 02, 2021
How to Pair Ingredients Together in the Kitchen
08:23

Some combinations of ingredients work better than others - Natasha Ho is here to share a few of her favorites.

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Mar 01, 2021
4 Common Mistakes When Cooking Produce
09:39

I'm far from a great chef, so how do I not ruin my garden harvests in the kitchen? Here are 4 mistakes to avoid.

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 28, 2021
Elevating Your Garden Produce in the Kitchen
09:39

Stir fries - a gardener's classic. But what about some other easy preparations to level up your harvest?

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 27, 2021
Creating Globally-Inspired Flavors From The Garden
07:22

If you want to take your garden harvest and turn it into your favorite dishes from around the world, Natasha Ho is here to show you exactly how to do it.

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 26, 2021
What To Do With a Surplus of Herbs
07:34

We all have too much of a particular type of harvest sometimes...so what should we do with it?

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 25, 2021
5 Unexpected Ways You Can Cook With Fresh Produce
09:24

I struggle to figure out how to best use my garden harvest in the kitchen. Here are a few "odd" ways you may not have thought of, with Natasha Ho.

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 24, 2021
How to Make Cooking You Produce More Fun
08:42

This week we have Natasha Ho on the podcast, talking all about using the produce you grow effectively in the kitchen.

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Natasha Ho is a master-trained chef and avid traveler who has studied culinary traditions from cuisines around the world. 

She is the founder of The Well-Traveled Palate, a fast-growing company focused on helping food lovers learn how to cook a wide variety of meals that are consistently delicious so they can have more fun, ease and joy in their kitchen.

Natasha is also the host of the online cooking show Tasty Kitchen. Each week, she helps home cooks bring infinite variety to their kitchens with globally-inspired recipes and virtual cooking lessons. 

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Feb 23, 2021
A Day in the Life of a Hops Technician
11:06

What is a ‘hops technician’ and how did Beau Bromley get the dream job he has today?

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Beau Bromley is the Hops Technician at Sierra Nevada Brewery up in Chico, CA.

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Feb 22, 2021
When to Harvest Perfect Hops
08:32

You’ve finally got a successful crop of hops...now what? How do you know how and when to harvest them?

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Beau Bromley is the Hops Technician at Sierra Nevada Brewery up in Chico, CA.

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Feb 21, 2021
Pests and Diseases for Hops
08:14

As with all plants, pests and diseases can decimate your hops crop before you even get started, so learn how to prevent them in today’s show with Beau Bromley, the hops technician of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

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Feb 20, 2021
How to Plant Hops
08:44

Hops are a long-growing plant, with good harvests coming 5 years in. Planting them correctly is essential to setting up a massive harvest for a lifetime, so learn how in today’s show.

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Beau Bromley is the Hops Technician at Sierra Nevada Brewery up in Chico, CA.

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Feb 19, 2021
Best Climate for Hops
07:15

Around 80% of hops are cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. Does this mean you have no chance of success in a different climate? Beau Bromley of Sierra Nevada comes on to share his thoughts.

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Beau Bromley is the Hops Technician at Sierra Nevada Brewery up in Chico, CA.

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Feb 18, 2021
Best Types of Hops to Grow
06:20

There are dozens of different hops cultivars, but which ones are best for home growing? 

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Feb 17, 2021
What Are Hops?
07:53

Ever had a delicious IPA? Most of what gives it that distinctive flavor can be grown at home. Today Beau Bromley of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company comes on to talk growing hops.

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Beau Bromley is the Hops Technician at Sierra Nevada Brewery up in Chico, CA.

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Feb 16, 2021
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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Mr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, chief herbalist and chemist for Medicine Man Plant Co.

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Feb 14, 2021
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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Feb 13, 2021
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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Feb 12, 2021
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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Feb 11, 2021
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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Feb 10, 2021
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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Feb 09, 2021
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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Feb 08, 2021
Choosing Organic Pest Control Products
09:28

If you’re going to choose an organic pesticide, you must understand the consequences of what you’ll be applying or spraying. Even though they’re organic, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good no matter what.

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Feb 07, 2021
Integrated Pest Management How It Works
07:38

IPM sounds fancy, but it’s really not. It’s a way of combining multiple strategies for reducing pest issues in a common sense, practical way.

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Feb 06, 2021
Identifying Pest Damage on Vegetable Crops
07:05

Instead of identifying pests, identify the damage that pest is doing on your plants to figure out what’s munching away at your garden.

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Feb 05, 2021
Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden
10:39

Beneficials do SO much good for the garden, but only if they’re present. Learn how to encourage more to make a home in your space.

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Feb 04, 2021
Using Cultural Practices to Reduce Insect Problems
11:52

Besides the common recommendations, what else can you do from a cultural practice perspective to reduce pest pressure in your garden?

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Feb 03, 2021
How To Identify Bugs in Your Garden
09:59

A fantastic step-by-step process to identifying bugs in your garden.

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Feb 02, 2021
Why is Organic Pest Control Important
10:09

Why we must focus on organic or even beyond-organic pest control in our gardens, with Susan Mulvihill.

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Feb 01, 2021
What To Grow In 2021
11:23

Niki and I riff on some of the plants we’re focusing on in our 2021 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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Jan 31, 2021
Winter Sowing 101
08:52

Lazy gardening is smart gardening. Niki Jabbour shares her winter sowing method for easy, early seed starting.

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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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Jan 30, 2021
Greenhouses Domes and Polytunnels
10:31

If you have more space, larger-scale covers like greenhouses, geodesic domes, and polytunnels all make a lot of sense, especially in colder climates.

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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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Jan 29, 2021
Cold Frames to Extend Your Harvest
09:14

Niki is famous for her use of cold frames to extend her harvest by months in Nova Scotia, Canada, and she shares the basic methods to building your own and what to plant in them today.

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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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Jan 28, 2021
Garden Covers to Prevent Animals
08:19

I get a lot of questions about mammalian pests - rabbits, squirrels, and deer. I don’t battle them much in my garden, but Niki Jabbour does, and she shares her favorite covers that prevent them in today’s 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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Jan 27, 2021
Garden Covers to Boost Production
05:34

Beyond pest prevention, growing under cover allows you to grow more produce that’s overall much healthier. Niki Jabbour shows you how in today’s show.

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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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Jan 26, 2021
Types of Garden Covers
08:51

One of the best and most versatile techniques in the garden, growing under covers offer a whole host of benefits for the beginner and experienced gardener alike. Niki Jabbour is back on the show today for the third time!

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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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Jan 25, 2021
Repotting vs. Up Potting
10:06

They’re the same thing...aren’t they? Lisa talks about when to repot, when to up-pot, and when to simply do nothing when evaluating your houseplant’s growth.

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Jan 24, 2021
Propagating Your Houseplants
10:22

The best way to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Week is...to make more! Lisa talks about some of her favorite methods, including a personal favorite of mine, air layering.

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Jan 23, 2021
Flowering Houseplants That Bloom Indoors
08:54

It’s easy to think that all houseplants are unlikely to flower when indoors, but it’s far from the truth. There are a ton of incredible options that will flower, even with minimal light.

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Jan 22, 2021
Potting Soil Doesnt Have Soil
08:34

We call it potting soil, but there’s no true ‘soil’ in it at all! Today Lisa shares how she mixes her own soil, what she uses, and some other choice potting mix tips.

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Jan 21, 2021
Houseplant Watering and Humidity Tips
10:06

There are a ton of different methods to watering and increasing humidity, and some work better than others. Lisa shares her tips as someone who owns over 300 houseplants.

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Jan 20, 2021
Low and High Light Houseplants
09:51

Picking houseplants is best done with consideration for their light requirements, not your own personal tastes (hard as it may be). Lisa and I offer some suggestions on the best plants to choose in each lighting condition.

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Jan 20, 2021
Choosing a Plant at the Store
10:36

Lisa Steinkopf joins us again for a week of houseplant celebration, starting off with how to pick the perfect plant at the nursery.

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Jan 18, 2021
The Internet of the Soil
14:54

We know so little about soil. It's honestly incredibly exciting. Pete talks about the interconnected nature of the soil and how to nurture and foster the underground ecosystem.

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Jan 17, 2021
Not all Mulch is Created Equal
12:02

Mulch is mulch, right? Wrong. Pete Kanaris of Green Dreams shares his favorite types of mulch and how to use them.

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Jan 16, 2021
With a Garden You're Not Just Feeding Yourself
07:21

When we garden, we're building an ecosystem and encouraging a multitude of plant and animal species to congregate in our gardens - learn how to do so effectively.

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Jan 15, 2021
Weeds Are an Indicator Species
11:39

Using weeds as an indication of your soil quality and growing conditions, Pete shows you how to troubleshoot and adjust your garden or landscape.

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Jan 14, 2021
Plant the Weeds You Want
08:14

Weeds tell you what's going on with your soil, and you can even 'plant weeds' that will help you in your garden goals.

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Jan 13, 2021
Perennial Crops vs. Annuals
11:00

What are some of Pete's favorite perennial crops to mix into the garden?

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Jan 12, 2021
Plants Dont Read Books
11:45

This week we have Pete Kanaris on the podcast, talking about edible landscaping and more!

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Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc.

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Jan 11, 2021
Benefits of Companion Planting
09:50

As we've learned from recent episodes, we've learned a ton about companion planting. Ian McKenna shares some of his favorite combinations in his donation gardens.

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 10, 2021
Succession Planting to Increase Donations
08:19

Succession planting is always confusing, and it was for Ian McKenna when he first started growing. But now he succession sows all of the time so he can donate more food to families in need.

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

• Instagram:  Garden for hunger

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Jan 09, 2021
Sustainable Practices to Help You Continue to Share Your Harvest
09:09

Today we talk about some things you can do in your garden to squeeze out more harvests for yourself and those you wish to share your bounty with.

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 08, 2021
Where to Donate Your Excess Produce
06:48

You've grown a ton of food, but you don't have any way to donate it. Where to go? Ian McKenna shares his favorite locations

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 07, 2021
Easy Fast Growing Plants to Grow When Donating
06:22

If you're growing to donate, you want to focus on easy to grow, fast crops that you can donate on a continual basis. Here are Ian's favorite picks.

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 06, 2021
How Your Garden Can Help the Community
05:39

We think of producing food for OUR families, but what about others? Ian McKenna has some incredible tips on how to re-think the purpose of your garden

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 05, 2021
Gardening for Good
11:00

Ian McKenna is a 16 year old who has grown for over 8 years. He grows food and donates to food insecure families in the Austin, Texas area and has a ton to share with us this week.

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Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8.

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Jan 04, 2021
LEED Platinum Brewery Highlights
14:17

What does LEED mean, and why is it important to have a company like Sierra Nevada leading the way with their LEED platinum brewery? Learn in today’s show with Mandi McKay, their Director of Sustainability.

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Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Jan 03, 2021
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
10:43

It’s not a conversation about sustainability without talking about greenhouse gas emissions. What can we do about them at the brewery scale, and at the home garden scale?

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Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Jan 02, 2021
Sustainability at the Individual Level
12:37

We’ve talked a lot about larger scale sustainability efforts, but what can one do at the level of the individual? Learn with Mandi McKay in today’s show.

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Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Jan 01, 2021
Onsite Energy Solar and Microturbines
07:51

I just got solar panels at the Epic Homestead, but Sierra Nevada Brewing Company puts me to shame. Learn how they generate clean energy with Mandi McKay, their Director of Sustainability.

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Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Dec 31, 2020
Rainwater Capture, CO2 Recovery, Wastewater to Energy
10:26

Learn about the permeable parking lot, CO2 recovery efforts, and more at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company with Mandi McKay, their Director of Sustainability.

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Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Dec 30, 2020
Zero Waste Onsite Brewery Composting
13:20

Mandi McKay, the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is on the podcast this week to talk about large and small-scale sustainability for the home and garden...starting with their composting operation!

Connect with Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to reduce waste, carbon emissions, as well as energy and water sustainability and improvements.

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Dec 30, 2020
A Womans Garden The Book
09:27

Tanya Anderson of Lovely Greens is back on the show to talk in-depth about her book, A Woman’s Garden, and what you’ll learn from a deep dive into what is sure to be an inspiring read.

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Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 28, 2020
Growing a Cottage Garden
07:56

Far from needing to be grown “at a cottage”, the cottage garden ethos is one that may change the way you approach gardening altogether. Learn Tanya Anderson of Lovely Green’s approach to cottage gardening and how you can adapt it to your own space.

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Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 27, 2020
Wildlife Gardening
08:47

Although not a human-centric ‘use’ of plants, attracting wildlife has a whole host of benefits for your garden. Learn Tanya Anderson of Lovely Green’s favorite techniques to bring more wildlife into the landscape

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Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 26, 2020
Beginner Medicinal Herbs
09:40

The world of medicinal herbs is vast, and you shouldn’t experiment without checking with a doctor and doing your research. But, there are tons of simple plants you may already be growing that can be used medicinally. Learn Tanya Anderson of Lovely Green’s favorites in today’s show.

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Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 25, 2020
Dye Plants
07:08

Plants are the basis of many of the dyes used around the world to color all sorts of products, fabrics, soaps, and more. Learn some of Tanya Anderson of Lovely Green’s favorite plants to grow.

Connect With Tanya Anderson:

Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 24, 2020
Skincare Plants
07:44

I’ve recently gotten into skincare in an effort to protect my skin from time in the garden, and what better way than to grow your own skincare? Tanya Anderson is back to share her favorite plants to grow for your skin.

Connect With Tanya Anderson:

Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 23, 2020
Growing Plants for Useful Purposes
06:51

We often think of plants as ornamental or edible, but there’s an entire universe of uses beyond that. Tanya Anderson of Lovely Greens is on the show this week to talk about the multitude of ways to use plants.

Connect With Tanya Anderson:

Tanya Anderson is the founder of Lovely Greens, a gardening blog and YouTube channel, and the author of A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things.

Pre-orders of Tanya’s book, A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things will receive a free PDF of Tanya’s soapmaking techniques, if you send her proof of pre-order to tanya@lovelygreens.com by the 31st of December.

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Dec 22, 2020
2 Ways to Propagate Aloe
05:22

Aloes are quirky-looking plants that every gardener should try at least once. These succulents are great for beginners because they thrive on neglect. Aloes also help clean the air and are highly medicinal, particularly the well-known aloe vera.

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Dec 21, 2020
Growing a Christmas Tree
05:20

If you wanted to grow a Christmas tree...could you? Well, yes, but it'll take a while...

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Dec 20, 2020
Pointsettia Care, Even After the Holidays
05:20

Pointsettias are amazing plants that you can grow even after the holiday season!

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Dec 19, 2020
Clever Tomato Trellis Device
03:40

Check out this stronger "lower and lean" device for heavier producing vine-crop varieties like your tomatoes and cukes.

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Dec 18, 2020
Growing Snow Peas
06:22

Fall and spring gardens can put gardeners in a bit of a pickle. What to grow? With a wonderful crunch and sweetness that can stand on it’s own or delight stir-fries, growing snow peas is a delicious and savvy choice to add to any late fall or early spring garden with mild temperatures.

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Dec 17, 2020
5 Houseplant Myths
06:11

Myths and misconceptions are always out there in the online plant world, so today let's look at a few houseplant related ones.

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Dec 16, 2020
Winter Garden Projects
05:09

Some fun and project-based things you can do while you're stuck inside and unable to garden.

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Dec 15, 2020
3 - Basic Indoor Garden Setup
06:49

Winter doesn't mean you have to stop growing...you can set up a simple indoor garden. It's a bit more complicated as you need lighting, but this episode breaks it down.

Learn More: Grow Tent Setup 101

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Dec 14, 2020
How to Grow Rhubarb
06:21

Rhubarb is a long-lived perennial that makes a great addition to any garden. It’s an easy growing plant that can produce for decades when properly cared for. Although the leaves and roots are poisonous, the stems are commonly used as the base for many desserts. Rhubarb is popular in pies, jams, jellies, and compotes.

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Dec 13, 2020
How to Grow Turmeric
06:59

Growing turmeric is playfully similar using a slow cooker in the kitchen. It’s a “set it and forget it” type of experience. Most of how to grow turmeric will be simple with the right growing conditions or ingredients. Turmeric requires fertile, well-drained soil in a location with lots of sunshine and ample water. It requires occasional checks to ensure soil is wet, not soggy, and periodic fertilizer much as you would layer on the spices in your slow cooker. After you patiently wait, months after planting you’ll reap your rewards. Don’t let the long growing season of 10 months scare you, as if your climate is right it requires very little care.

Learn More: How To Grow Turmeric In Beds Or Containers

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Dec 12, 2020
Companion Planting to Improve Pollination
12:20

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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Dec 11, 2020
Companion Planting for Biological Control
10:27

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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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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Dec 10, 2020
Companion Planting for Disease Management
09:45

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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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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Dec 09, 2020
Companion Planting for Pest Management
11:48

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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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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Dec 08, 2020
Companion Planting for Weed Management
17:22

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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Dec 07, 2020
Companion Planting for Soil Health
12:43

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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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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Dec 06, 2020
Science-Based Companion Planting
10:05

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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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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Dec 05, 2020
Types of Lime Trees
05:49

There might be nothing out of the ordinary about a lime… at first glance. However, limes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and even colors! From the shocking red rind of the blood lime to the long tubular Australian finger lime oozing caviar looking spheres, lime tree varieties are a whole world unto themselves.

Learn More: 10 Lime Tree Varieties You Should Consider

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Dec 04, 2020
How to Grow Cumin
04:59

Recently, I’ve been on a journey to understand cumin and learn how to use it correctly in cooking. Since undertaking this journey, this deliciously warm spice has blown my mind and has made me determined to start growing cumin at home!

Learn More: Growing Cumin To Spice Up The Garden

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Dec 03, 2020
Epic Homestead Update
07:49

A quick update on progress at the Epic Homestead.

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Dec 02, 2020
How to Grow Ube (Winged Yams)
06:41

I don’t think we could ever live without tubers. Whether it’s the many cooking variations of the potato, the abundant nutrients of the sweet potato, or the rich taste of the yam, these foods are popular for good reason. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the world’s favorite, though less heard of, tubers: Dioscorea alata, known as ube or winged yams.

Learn More: Dioscorea Alata: Growing Wonderful Winged Yams

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Dec 01, 2020
How to Grow Marjoram
04:56

Marjoram is in my top five favorite culinary herbs to grow at home. I’ve been growing marjoram in patio pots for years and have discovered that sweet marjoram can take a simple dish from good to delicious!

Learn More: Growing Marjoram Herbs In The Garden

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Nov 30, 2020
NEW Types of Fruit Trees to Try
08:55

New fruit development is always happening, though on timelines that are often longer than we expect. Here are a few recommendations for varieties you may have never heard of.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 29, 2020
Fruits to Grow on Fences and Walls
08:14

With fencing comes...a lot of blank space to plant! Here are a few recommendations for fruit-producing vines and shrubs to grow.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 28, 2020
3 Orchard Planning Considerations
08:34

Studying orchard layout is important, because you’ll be growing in the same spot for years and decades to come. Learn a few important considerations in today’s show.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 27, 2020
Common Beginner Mistakes in the Orchard
12:13

Trees are forgiving, but you can still make mistakes that take years to show up. Learn which to avoid in today’s show.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 26, 2020
How to Keep Fruit Trees Small and Manageable
10:05

If you’re planting trees in a high-density manner, you need to keep your trees smaller...using these techniques.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 25, 2020
Successive Fruit Ripening Strategies
08:21

Instead of having a flush of fruit once per year, plant varieties that ripen successively. Cameron from The Busy Gardener shows you how.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 24, 2020
High Density Fruit Tree Planting
08:18

Cameron of The Busy Gardener is on to talk about different ways to grow more fruit trees in less space using multi planting techniques.

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Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture.

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Nov 23, 2020
Adopting a Perennial Mindset
06:12

James shares his "perennial mindset" to the garden and how it can dramatically increase the success and reduce the work in your garden.

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Nov 22, 2020
James Prigioni's Raised Beds
06:40

James talks about how he's getting into raised bed gardening now, and his favorite methods for growing in them.

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Nov 21, 2020
Learning Gardening in Reverse
07:28

James shares how he's come to Square Foot Gardening only after spending years developing a food forest.

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Nov 20, 2020
Stealing From Permaculture
08:24