Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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

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Subscribers: 436
Reviews: 3

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
Tiny Windowsill Plants
09:28

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

Connect With Leslie Halleck:

Leslie Halleck is a professional horticulturist and the author of many books, including the her latest: Tiny Plants: Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty-bitty houseplants.

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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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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?

Connect With Leslie Halleck:

Leslie Halleck is a professional horticulturist and the author of many books, including the her latest: Tiny Plants: Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty-bitty houseplants.

 

 

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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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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.

Learn More: Mandarin Tree Care: Growing Mandarins At Home

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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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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!

Learn More: Raised Bed On A Slope: How To Do It Right

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

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Apr 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.

Learn More: How To Grow Saffron: The Most Expensive Spice

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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Apr 12, 2021
Growing Melons the Ingenious Way

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

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect with Khaled Majouji:

Khaled is known as The Plant Charmer online, and is the founder of In.Genius Farms.

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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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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.

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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.

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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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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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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!

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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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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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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

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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Apr 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.

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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Apr 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?

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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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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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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.

Connect With Jennifer McGuinness:

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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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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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.

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit 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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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

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

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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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Mar 28, 2021
Pruning Fruit Trees
07:03

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

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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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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.

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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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..

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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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.

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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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.

Connect With Christy Wilhelmi:

Christy Wilhelmi is the founder of Gardenerd and author of the upcoming book, Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

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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.

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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.

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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.

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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.

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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?

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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.

Connect With Josh Sattin:

Josh Sattin is a filmmaker and farmer sharing all sorts of tips about small scale sustainable farming.

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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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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.

Connect With Liz Zorab:

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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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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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.

Connect With Liz Zorab:

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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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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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.

Connect With Liz Zorab:

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

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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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.

Connect With Liz Zorab:

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

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

Maximizing your harvest with lazy but strategic planting techniques..

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

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

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

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

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

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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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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?

Connect With Natasha Ho:

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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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.

Connect With Natasha Ho:

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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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. 

Natasha is obsessed with making adventure and joy accessible through food. Her passion is teaching foodies how to master globally inspired flavors, sharpen their skills in the kitchen and learn to cook the most delicious meals.

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

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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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The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Susan Mulvihill is a Master Gardener from Spokane, WA and the author of the upcoming book,

The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of her own plants, and teaching others to take care of theirs at The Houseplant Guru.

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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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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 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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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

Learn about Sierra Nevada’s commitment to sustainability: https://sierranevada.com/about/sustainability/

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

James Prigioni shares his approach to permaculture, and what he 'steals' from the philosophy to use in his garden.

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Nov 19, 2020
Choosing The Right Varieties
07:02

James Prigioni shares his tips for choosing the right types of plants to grow in your garden.

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Nov 18, 2020
Fruit Trees in a Food Forest
07:43

James Prigioni shares his experience and mistakes getting food trees growing in his food forest.

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Nov 17, 2020
Starting a Food Forest
08:13

James Prigioni is on the show this week, talking about his gardening experience and his food forest!

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Nov 16, 2020
Garlic Harvesting Curing and Storage Tips
10:29

When do you harvest your garlic, and what care goes into the pre and post-harvest phases? Learn what Jeremy of Squared Roots Farm does on his seed garlic farm.

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Nov 15, 2020
All About Garlic Scapes
05:52

Hardneck garlic produces scapes...but what are they? And what should you do with them if you want a huge garlic harvest?

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Nov 14, 2020
Garlic Care in Spring
09:18

Spring is here, and it’s time to fertilize and start the true care for your young, tender garlic shoots.

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Nov 13, 2020
Garlic Care in Winter
08:53

While there’s not much to do with garlic in the winter, it still requires a bit of care to make sure you’ve got a healthy crop come spring.

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Nov 12, 2020
Garlic Clove Popping and Planting
08:11

It’s time to plant your garlic, but how do you do it? What are the best practices? Learn Jeremy’s best tips in today’s show.

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Nov 11, 2020
Garlic Site Selection and Soil Prep
08:11

Learn how to prepare your soil and choose the right planting site for your garlic.

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Nov 10, 2020
Garlic Seed Selection
09:31

The type of garlic you decide to grow will dramatically increase your success with this long-season crop. Jeremy of Squared Roots Farm shares his knowledge with us today.

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Nov 09, 2020
How to Get Big Onions
05:18

Onions are used in just about every meal–soup, stew, baked chicken, lasagna, even pizza. Without onions, food tends to be fairly bland and tasteless. You need onions for cooking, so it’s definitely in your best interest to plant a lot of these aromatic veggies in your garden.

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Nov 08, 2020
Vernalization 101
04:03

Some plants NEED a cold period to perform well in the spring. This is known as vernalization, and here's how to do it.

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Nov 07, 2020
Weird Gardening Tools
05:04

Some gardening tools are so specific that you've probably never heard of them before, but they're useful! Here are a few of my oddball favorites, plus a REALLY useful one at the end of the episode.

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Nov 06, 2020
Plant Spacing in Raised Beds
07:34

If you’ve ever been lost when trying to determine how to space vegetables in a raised bed, don’t give up hope. There are ways to space food crops in virtually any possible location!

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Nov 05, 2020
DIY Hoop House
05:19

For you DIY-ers out there, we have the perfect project on the agenda today: a raised bed hoop house. These are essentially roofs that top the walls of your raised garden bed. With a garden hoop house, your plants will be protected from outside dangers with little maintenance on your part. Not to mention, these houses are perfect for an extended and delicious year-round harvest!

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Nov 04, 2020
Planting an Asparagus Bed
05:34

Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable that grows in USDA zones 3-8. It requires rich, well-drained soil, consistent moisture, and no weed competition. What better place to grow asparagus plants than in a raised bed where you can easily fill it with organic matter and control the planting conditions! Asparagus can easily live for 20 years, so you will need to plan the location of your asparagus raised bed carefully.

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Nov 03, 2020
Sweet Potato Varieties
04:45

Sweet potato fries burst into popularity a few years ago, but sweet potatoes have been a staple food for quite a long time. While the crunchy version served with aioli may be new, these versatile sweet potato varieties that range in color from purple to cream-colored to orange and red have been a nutritious and tasty food for almost 5000 years. Now grown throughout the world, Ipomoea Batatas has almost 7000 known varieties.

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Nov 02, 2020
Fall Flowers to Plant Now
04:31

There's still time to get some fall flowers and color, often with those corn yellow, orange, or maroon colors we're so used to in Autumn!

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Nov 01, 2020
Cover Cropping Your Garden
05:17

If you're putting your garden to rest for the winter, consider a cover crop instead...it'll perform MUCH better come spring!

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Oct 31, 2020
Growing Rutabagas
05:04

Rutabagas are the forgotten cousin of the classic root crops we grow, but they're fantastic! They get sweeter in the cold, survive frost, and are versatile in the kitchen.

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Oct 30, 2020
How to Grow Peas
05:34

Have you ever wondered how to grow peas? Peas are one of those tastes that embodies spring: a little crisp, a little sweet. Knowing how to grow peas means we always have access to that wonderful flavor. But peas have an interesting history, too!

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Oct 29, 2020
How and When to Transplant Seedlings
04:54

For fall, learn when to transplant into the cold weather and soil without shocking your plants.

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Oct 28, 2020
5 Main Types of Corn
06:57

Most people think of corn as that mid-summer fresh sweet corn on the cob treat. But corn is so much more! There are thousands of different types of corn and thousands of different ways to eat it. Preparations range from bowls of spicy posole to grits, tortillas, “nuts”, beer, popcorn, tamales, bread, and so on. If you’re only eating fresh sweet corn on the cob you are really missing out!

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Oct 27, 2020
Types of Raised Bed Covers
06:00

As gardeners, we’re very protective of our plants. They need a lot of protection! Taking plant species out of their native habitats gave us the gift of gardening, but along with it came the dangers of new problems. Our gardens face pests, disease, rain, wind, heat, and frost. It’s enough to make any flower wilt!. That’s why we’d like to discuss what may just be the most valuable thing in your garden: raised bed covers.

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Oct 26, 2020
Growing Lavender in Pots
04:39

Learning how to grow lavender is easy - just respect where the plant came from and match it to those conditions! These 5 growing lavender tips should help you out, even if you're in a cold climate. And make sure to stay for the pruning lavender tips at the end.

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Oct 25, 2020
Grow Bougainvillea in Pots
05:56

Bougainvillea is an excellent container plant, as it can get out of control in ground plantings. Learn the best care tips in today's show.

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Oct 24, 2020
When to Plant Spring Bulbs
03:52

Bulbs often need to go through a cold period before they're able to grow successfully in spring...but when should you plant them?

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Oct 23, 2020
4 Spooky Plants
05:33

Want to add some spooky intrigue to the garden? Here are a few creepy-looking plants to consider.

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Oct 22, 2020
3 Types of Strawberries
04:26

There are 3 major categories of strawberries to know about, each offering different upsides and downsides.

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Oct 21, 2020
Fixing Silty Soil
05:48

Many of our world’s ancient civilizations were created along the banks of rivers. This is not a coincidence because rivers offered strategic resources. The ancient Chinese had the Yellow River, the Sumerians built along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Indus river gave rise to the ancient Indian civilization and the name “India”, and the ancient Egyptians worshipped the Nile. These people thrived due to their access to abundant drinking water, ample irrigation, efficient transportation, and fertile, silty soil.

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Oct 20, 2020
9 Types of Kale
05:19

Which varieties of kale taste best? Have you ever wondered about the difference between curly kale and flat leaf kale, and whether it matters? There are dozens of different kinds of kale, ranging from frilly and red to dinosaur skin textured and dark green. Keep reading if you want to know more about the most popular varieties of these leafy greens and their best uses in your cooking!

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Oct 19, 2020
Grow Mint Like a Pro
05:29

If you use mint in your mixed drinks or cook with it, growing mint is a great way to keep it fresh and ready to use! 

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Oct 18, 2020
Deep Mulch Strategies
06:55

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Oct 17, 2020
History of the Potato
04:39

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Oct 16, 2020
Types of Ginger
06:17

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Oct 15, 2020
Winterizing Strawberries
05:01

Protect your strawbs this winter so you have a thriving crop next year! Mandatory tips to ensure survival.

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Oct 14, 2020
Cabbage Growing Problems
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While cabbage plants are a historically staple crop, you may encounter some problems that need intervention to correct. Let’s discuss some of the most common issues.

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Oct 13, 2020
How to Grow Cabbage
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Cabbage is one of those old-school crops that is easy to grow. It’s resistant to the cold, highly nutritious, and easily cooked into a variety of dishes. Growing cabbage in your garden is a great way to learn how to grow food in your garden, as it’s easy enough for beginners but can challenge even experienced gardeners. Plus, the impressive heads are eye-catchers, filling up garden beds nicely.

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Oct 12, 2020
Saving Basil in Winter
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Learning how to grow veggies in the winter will help you produce far more food from your garden than the average growing. Make use of an entire season!

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Oct 11, 2020
Propagating Rosemary
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Rosemary is one of the most universal herbs to grow in your garden. It is a drought-tolerant, low maintenance perennial shrub that can be harvested for a variety of uses and it looks great as an ornamental landscape plant. It produces lovely flowers that come in white, pink, purple, or blue and attracts lots of pollinators.

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Oct 10, 2020
Mastering Cilantro Growth
06:12

You either love it or hate it! That’s what we hear the most about cilantro. Regardless of your personal tastes, you’ll love growing cilantro for its good looks alone. That this whimsical, feathery plant is a delicious garnish is just a bonus!

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Oct 09, 2020
Growing Blackberries
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Blackberries are a wonderful addition to any culinary garden. Able to grow in both containers and in the ground, once established these hardy perennials produce a sweet and tart fruit year after year. Growing blackberries is fairly easy once you know just a few key details about their life cycles. 

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Oct 08, 2020
Epic Homestead Update
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Oct 07, 2020
Grow Your Own Sugar
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We love our candy, chocolate, and cake, but too often take the source of sweetness for granted. So, today we’re going to learn about sugarcane, the number one commercially harvested plant in the world! This grass-type plant takes center stage in food production and cultural history as well as the dessert table. 

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Oct 06, 2020
Treating Root Rot
06:27

We talk about root rot around here pretty often. It’s a common, but really annoying plant disease, and it can be deadly in some circumstances. To the new gardener, it can seem like it happens when you overwater… but that’s only partially true.

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Oct 05, 2020
Tree Transplanting Mistakes
04:31

As I plan my orchard, tree transplanting skills become ever more important. These trees are expensive and require a good start to life...so let's cover a few mistakes.

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Oct 04, 2020
Cleaning Terra Cotta Pots
03:22

Terra cotta is one of my favorite materials for containers, but can look unsightly - here's how I spruce up my terra cotta for the next season!

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Oct 03, 2020
My Biggest Gardening Mistakes
07:30

Sharing gardening mistakes is crucial to learning how to improve yourself season over season...here are some of mine.

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Oct 02, 2020
Leaf Miner Prevention and Control
06:43

Are your plant’s leaves starting to look like they have white or brown squiggles all over them? If so, leaf miner larvae may be hard at work. These tiny larvae chew tunnels through the interior of leaves, creating a complex network of damage that is highly distinctive.

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Oct 01, 2020
Herbal Tea Planting Ideas
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If you love herbal tea, you might be surprised to find that you can grow many herbal tea ingredients easily in your garden.

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Sep 30, 2020
Do You Even Need Landscape Fabric?
06:14

Does landscape fabric NEED to be used, or are there better ways?

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Sep 29, 2020
My Must Have Garden Tools
06:15

What tools are ESSENTIAL in the garden? Here are my personal favorite picks.

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Sep 28, 2020
How to Use Fruit and Veggie Scraps
04:31

You don't have to compost fruit and veggie scraps - you can cook with them or turn them into household products, too!

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Sep 26, 2020
5 Ways to Freeze Herbs
05:01

As we get to the end of the season, don't waste your herbs! There are plenty of ways you can preserve them in the freezer.

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Sep 25, 2020
Pre Seeding Your Spring Garden
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If you're in a cold climate and not gardening this fall/winter, try this pre-seeding strategy to get a head start on Spring.

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Sep 24, 2020
5 Reasons Celery is Bitter
05:40

Growing celery but can't figure out why it tastes bad? These tips may help.

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Sep 23, 2020
Growing Oregano
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Sep 22, 2020
Epic Homestead Update
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Sep 21, 2020
Reviving Dry Soil
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Sep 20, 2020
06 Making Money Gardening
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Sep 19, 2020
4 Seed Companies I Love
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Sep 18, 2020
Overwintering in Cold Climates
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Sep 17, 2020
Moths on Kale
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Sep 16, 2020
Growing Chamomile
06:12

Ladies and gents, I do believe we’ve found the most wholesome plant in the gardening world! Chamomile, the “apple on the ground”, is a beautiful bundle of low-maintenance, cold-hardy, and medicinal traits, wrapped in cute, daisy-like flowers. Seriously, you’re going to love growing chamomile plant and the whimsical vibe its flowers bring.

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Sep 15, 2020
How to Grow Taro Root
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If you love tropical plants, we have the perfect one for you. The taro plant, one of the many types of elephant ear plants, features gigantic leaves with a variety of unique colorings. Plus, it grows the taro root, which is actually one of the top staple foods around the world!

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Sep 14, 2020
The Challenges of Farming in 2020
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss the unique challenges facing farmers in 2020 and beyond.

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Sep 13, 2020
Food Supply Chains Explained
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss how food supply chains work, and how fragile they are in times like 2020.

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Sep 12, 2020
3 Restaurant Cooking Skills to Learn
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss some skills and techniques that professional chefs use that are easy to adapt to the home kitchen.

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Sep 11, 2020
Root to Leaf Cooking Tips
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss a few ways to cook more of the plants that you harvest from the garden.

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Sep 10, 2020
3 Ways to Waste Less Food
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss a few creative ways to waste less food, whether it's coming from the garden or the grocery.

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Sep 09, 2020
The Economics of Grocery Delivery
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Reilly Brock of Imperfect Foods and I discuss the economics and structure of grocery delivery.

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Sep 08, 2020
Food Waste in America
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Sep 07, 2020
Growing Borage
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Borage, a prolific, beautiful edible and medicinal herb that pollinators love. Everyone should have at least 1 plant in their garden!

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Sep 06, 2020
6 Pruning Pumpkin Vines
03:59

Pumpkin pruning...is it a thing? Yes, but only if you want to achieve a specific result.

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Sep 05, 2020
Growing Chard Successfully
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Chard is a no-brainer to grow, an easy hardy green you should be growing, especially if you want a win in the garden before winter.

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Sep 04, 2020
4 Diseases That Affect Cabbage
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Cabbages get hit by quite a bit of disease and pests, so keep an eye out for these top 4 diseases and catch them before they take over your plant.

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Sep 03, 2020
The Hidden Power of Fall Leaves
06:03

If you haven’t gotten into it yet, or don’t know where to start, this is for you. Get ready to know everything you’ll ever want to know about how to compost leaves so that your leaves decay quickly and turn into beautiful, rich compost!

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Sep 02, 2020
Growing Culinary Sage
06:03

There are tons of sage types out there, and we’ve covered those in our piece on types of sage. But perhaps you just want to know how to grow sage that’s simple and easy to cook with: the most common sage there is.

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Sep 01, 2020
Why Do Tomatoes Split?
04:15

You’ve raised your tomato plants right: provided them with good-quality potting mix, fertilized them with care, faithfully pinched off sucker shoots or trimmed back low-hanging branches. So why do tomatoes split, even when we’ve spent so much time and effort on making sure everything goes perfectly?

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Aug 31, 2020
Dealing With Rabbits
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Rabbits. The cutest pest in the garden. Here are a few tried and true ways to prevent or at least mitigate them in your garden.

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Aug 30, 2020
Grey Rot on Strawberries
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Grey rot can quickly take over your juicy strawberry crop, so let's learn a few ways to control and treat it.

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Aug 29, 2020
How to Compost Tomatoes
04:59

To compost, or not to compost tomatoes? It's a topic of much debate? I personally compost them, with a few caveats that I share in today's show.

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Aug 28, 2020
Wood Ash in Compost?
05:09

After a bonfire, what should you do (if anything) with the wood ash? Can it be composted or used in the garden?

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Aug 27, 2020
6 Beet Varieties to Try
05:35

Beets are more diverse than you might imagine. Here are 6 varieties to try this fall...you might find a new favorite ;)

Learn More: Growing Beets: A Bounty Of Root Crops For Fall & Spring

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Aug 26, 2020
Growing Pumpkins Vertically
05:53

They may be heavy, but pumpkins can be grown vertically in a variety of methods!

Learn More: White Pumpkins: Care, Types, and Growing Tips

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Aug 25, 2020
Keep a Garden Journal
04:15

Garden journals are essential, no matter how you track your progress. Without knowing what went well, and what failed, you'll make the same mistakes again. Gardening takes a long time, so resolve to never repeat the same mistake by taking notes.

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Aug 24, 2020
What Does Deep Watering Even Mean?
04:19

We hear to "water deeply" often, but how do you actually know what that means? How long is a "deep water"? Here's how to find out.

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Aug 23, 2020
Why To STOP Your Tomatoes
03:03

As you reach the end of the season, it's time to think about topping off your tomatoes and forcing ripening on the existing fruits!

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Aug 22, 2020
When to Plant for Fall Gardening
04:28

Fall is coming and it's a confusing time, as many gardeners don't know when to start seeds and plant them out. Here are some simple rules of thumb to go by.

Learn More: How to Time Your Fall Planting

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Aug 21, 2020
4 Tips for Heat Waves
04:13

IT'S HOT! Here are 4 ways to beat the heat in your garden and give your plants a chance to survive.

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Aug 20, 2020
Water and Energy Use in Garden
06:46

Quick update on energy systems at the homestead, with thoughts on greywater, rainwater collection, and water heating!

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Aug 19, 2020
How to Grow Artichokes
06:21

We don’t give artichokes enough credit. They may descend from thistles and have a funny name, but these are actually very interesting veggies! Let’s take a look at the wonderfully weird features of this plant and you’ll soon be imaging it in your own garden.

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Aug 18, 2020
Mediterranean Herbs You Must Grow
08:20

No matter who you are, Mediterranean herbs are a must-have for your herb garden. Originating from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, these herbs prefer warm climates and well draining soils. 

Learn More: 20 Mediterranean Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

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Aug 18, 2020
Best Practices for Rooftop Gardening
12:35

After 8 years of experience, Robert has some wise words for those of you looking to start a rooftop garden.

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Robert Strauss is a rooftop gardener based in Barcelona, Spain who I met while traveling. He’s got 8 years of experience growing on rooftops and you can find him on Instagram at @thefarmerontheroof.

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Aug 16, 2020
The Best Onion Youve Never Grown
07:18

One of my favorite dishes I had while in Barcelona was an onion, but grown and prepared in a unique way. Trust me...you’re going to want to grow these next season.

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Robert Strauss is a rooftop gardener based in Barcelona, Spain who I met while traveling. He’s got 8 years of experience growing on rooftops and you can find him on Instagram at @thefarmerontheroof.

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Aug 15, 2020
Gardening in the Pandemic
07:27

What has the recent explosion in gardening interest meant to society as a whole? Will we all stick with this gardening thing, or is it just because we’re bored and stuck at home? Robert Strauss and I discuss.

Connect With Robert Strauss:

Robert Strauss is a rooftop gardener based in Barcelona, Spain who I met while traveling. He’s got 8 years of experience growing on rooftops and you can find him on Instagram at @thefarmerontheroof.

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Aug 14, 2020
Is It Worth it to Grow on a Roof
09:52

Will urban gardening save the world? What about turning every rooftop in a city into a garden?

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Robert Strauss is a rooftop gardener based in Barcelona, Spain who I met while traveling. He’s got 8 years of experience growing on rooftops and you can find him on Instagram at @thefarmerontheroof.

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Aug 13, 2020
Foolproof Rooftop Gardening Method
09:28

When I met Robert and toured his garden, the first thing that struck me was his unique way of growing in containers. He’s solved many of the common problems you’ll find in container gardening with his rooftop garden experience

Connect With Robert Strauss:

Robert Strauss is a rooftop gardener based in Barcelona, Spain who I met while traveling. He’s got 8 years of experience growing on rooftops and you can find him on Instagram at @thefarmerontheroof.

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Aug 12, 2020
Growing in Ground vs. On Rooftops
10:22

What’s the difference between growing on a roof and growing in ground? Is one better than the other? Robert shares his experiences

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