Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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

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Subscribers: 590
Reviews: 4

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

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

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

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

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

Episode Date
The CarbonNitrogen Ratio
11:04

The carbon to nitrogen ratio is crucial, but confusing for many gardeners. Join Kevin and Tony as they discuss how to balance out these components in your compost.

Connect With Tony O'Neill:

Tony O’Neill is the founder of Simplify Gardening, a blog, YouTube channel, and the author of the upcoming book Composting Masterclass: Feed The Soil Not Your Plants.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 23, 2022
Future of Vermicompost
10:39

With the world in an uncertain state, what place does vermicomposting have in the future of our food systems and fertilizer production?

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 22, 2022
The Urban Worm Bag
08:38

Our favorite worm composter was invented by an airline pilot that Kevin met many years ago. His name is Steve, and he’s on the show today to share the story of the Urban Worm Bag.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 21, 2022
Basics of Continuous Flow Worm Bins
05:31

The tote system for vermicomposting can work, but a CFT system may be a better fit. Steve explains how they work in today’s show.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 20, 2022
How to Start a Worm Bin
07:16

Confused on getting a worm bin started? Steve goes over how to build your own and how to set it up for success.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 19, 2022
Earthworms 101
08:02

All worms are NOT created equal, and some shouldn't even be used for vermicomposting! Steve Churchill breaks them down in today’s show.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 18, 2022
Benefits of Vermicomposting
06:50

Do worm castings offer unique benefits to soil and plants compared to normal compost. Steve Churchill explains.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 17, 2022
What Is Vermicomposting
08:48
We’ve all heard of composting, but what is vermicomposting and how is it different?

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 16, 2022
Growing Rudbeckia
10:37

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 15, 2022
Growing Snapdragons
07:39

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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May 14, 2022
Growing Cosmos
06:10

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 13, 2022
Growing Dahlias
15:02

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 12, 2022
Growing Sweet Peas
11:29

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 11, 2022
Growing Ranunculus
10:06
Kevin’s brother’s wife loves ranunculus, so he wants to grow some - but has never done it before. Milli shares her professional tips.

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 10, 2022
Growing Tulips
12:45

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

Connect With Milli Proust:

Milli Proust is a sustainable flower grower and designer, she uses her flowers for weddings, events, and private clients. She has a book called From Seed to Bloom, coming out June 12 in the USA.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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May 09, 2022
Rose Garden Design Tips
08:44

Creative suggestions for working roses into an existing garden, designing a rose-specific garden, and more from Rebecca Koraytem of David Austin Roses.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, Rose Garden Design Tips featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 08, 2022
Can Roses Grow in Pots Absolutely
08:51

Roses thrive in containers, with a few adaptations to their care. Learn both care tips and varieties to try from Rebecca.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, Can Roses Grow in Pots Absolutely featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 07, 2022
The Five Rose Fragrance Profiles
07:26

Did you know there are roughly 5 ‘families of fragrance’ that roses fall into? Rebecca breaks them down, with variety suggestions.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, The Five Rose Fragrance Profiles featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 06, 2022
Prune Roses With Confidence
08:06

Pruning is scary, and more so with roses where you might destroy your season’s blooms! Learn the correct pruning techniques in today’s show.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, Prune Roses With Confidence featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 05, 2022
Rose Care Plant Feed and Water
09:37
Getting a rose in the ground and caring for it isn’t hard, but there are a few important considerations for care that Rebecca Koraytem shares in today’s show. Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, Rose Care Plant Feed and Water featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 04, 2022
How Roses Are Bred
12:59

Your mind will be blown when you learn how long it takes to bring a new rose variety to you in your home garden.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode,  How Roses Are Bred featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 03, 2022
The History of David Austin Roses
10:03
David Austin Roses is a giant in the rose industry. Join Kevin and Rebecca Koraytem on a fascinating journey through the world of roses.

Connect with Rebecca Koraytem:

Rebecca Koraytem is a horticulturist at David Austin Roses, where she provides retail and technical support across the USA and Canada.

In this episode, The History of David Austin Roses featuring Rebecca Koraytem and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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

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

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May 02, 2022
Designing a Curb Strip
12:54

Kevin tore up his curb strip and asks Nan for some advice as to how to approach a fully bare curb strip planting, complete with natives and pollinator-friendly plants.

Connect With Nan Sterman:

Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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Apr 29, 2022
How to Use Succulents In Garden Design
09:20

When we think of succulents, we think of cacti - but that is far from the only type of succulent out there. Nan shares how she thinks about them as well as a few key species to try.

Connect With Nan Sterman:

Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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Apr 28, 2022
Starting Your Vegetable Garden From Seed
10:14

The summer season is still coming down the pipe and it’s not too late to start seeds. Nan Sterman shares her tips for what she considers her favorite topic to talk about in the garden.

Connect With Nan Sterman:

Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

Get Our Books

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

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

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

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Apr 27, 2022
How to Be a Better Gardener
11:54

The years roll on for many of us in the garden and we seem…not to improve? Nan Sterman shares her best tips for getting MUCH better as a gardener, much faster.

Connect With Nan Sterman:

Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

Shop the Store

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

Shop now and get 5% off your first order.

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

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Apr 26, 2022
Australian and South African Plants to Grow
10:12

Mapping your climate to other similar climates around the world and planting plants that come from those regions can pay a lot of dividends in the garden.

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Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

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Apr 25, 2022
Waterwise Irrigation Strategies
11:56
Irrigation is crucial to healthy plants, but there are a ton of sub-par irrigation methods to avoid. Nan shares her favorite methods.

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Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

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Apr 24, 2022
Creating a Color-Filled Waterwise Garden
16:56
Nan Sterman joins us on the podcast this week, kicking it off with fantastic suggestions on creating a color-filled garden that POPS.

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Nan Sterman is a garden expert, botanist, journalist, and educator. She hosts a TV show called A Growing Passion, is the author of three books, has a online garden school, and designs gardens.

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Apr 23, 2022
The Basics of Honey
10:42

Did you know that most of the honey is fake? Hilary explains why she loves to harvest her own or support local beekeepers, and why honey has SO many different flavors.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 22, 2022
Biggest Beekeeping Mistakes
09:23

Avoid some of the biggest mistakes that could kill your hive quickly, with Hilary Kearney.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 21, 2022
Other Cool Pollinators
07:52

Some of the insects we dislike in the garden provide incredible pollinator value, like flies. Learn which surprising pollinators you should be respecting a bit more in the garden.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 20, 2022
Honey Bees Arent Like Normal Animals
06:40

We think about honey bees as farm animals in a sense, but Hilary explains why they’re more like an amorphous member of the ecosystem than say, backyard chickens.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 19, 2022
Native Bees 101
08:45

Beyond honey bees, many native bees play incredibly important roles in pollination. Learn more about cultivating an environment they like to hang out in.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 18, 2022
How to Get Started Beekeeping
10:26

Beekeeping is an intimidating hobby to get into, but Hilary explains exactly how to get started…and why you just might want to wait?!

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 17, 2022
Unbelievable Honey Bee Facts
14:48

We already know honey bees are incredible creatures, but Hilary Kearney shares a few facts that will blow your mind even further.

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Hilary Kearney is the founder of Girl Next Door Honey and the author of Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.

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Apr 16, 2022
Common Chayote Diseases and Pests
14:25

Avoid the most common issues you’ll run into growing chayote, and explore the wide world of recipes available to you!

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Dr. Lance Hill is the founder and former Executive Director of Tulane University’s Southern Institute for Education and Research.

In this episode, History of Chayote in the USA featuring Lance Hill and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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Apr 15, 2022
Chayote Variety Selection and Planting
18:45

Variety selection and specific planting techniques are your key to success growing chayote.

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Dr. Lance Hill is the founder and former Executive Director of Tulane University’s Southern Institute for Education and Research.

In this episode, History of Chayote in the USA featuring Lance Hill and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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Apr 14, 2022
History of Chayote in the USA
09:57

Chayote squash or mirliton is a fascinating species with a long, storied history in the USA and North America. Dr. Lance Hill comes on to teach us how to grow this amazing vegetable.

Connect With Lance Hill:

Dr. Lance Hill is the founder and former Executive Director of Tulane University’s Southern Institute for Education and Research.

In this episode, History of Chayote in the USA featuring Lance Hill and, Kevin Espiritu, the founder of Epic Gardening

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Apr 13, 2022
Mikes Life in the Meadow
10:28

If you want a career in plants, Mike shares how he came to be the owner of American Meadows, and shares thoughts on the sheer amount of opportunity in the plant world right now.

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Mike “The Seed Man” Lizotte is the author of Mini Meadows, and is a managing partner, owner, and all things seed at American Meadows.

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Apr 12, 2022
Planting for Pollinators

We’re seeing unprecedented drop-offs in pollinator populations, due to habitat loss, urban sprawl, and more. Planting a mini meadow can help to combat some of this by building out new habitats for these crucial insect species.

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Apr 11, 2022
Balcony and Container Meadows
08:20

For small space growers, is a meadow even attainable? It certainly is, with correct species and variety selection. Mike Lizotte shares a few of his favorite flower picks.

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Apr 10, 2022
Meadow Maintenance
10:02

Patience is the name of the game when growing a meadow - not pulling out weeds too early, allowing time for the color to grow in, etc.

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Apr 09, 2022
Meadow Planning 101
07:40

If you’re convinced to grow a meadow this season, this episode lays out the do’s and dont’s of getting a mini meadow growing in your yard. Most of it comes down to proper preparation!

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Apr 08, 2022
Why You Should Start a Wildflower Garden
06:27

We talk about the benefits of growing your own food, but what about a dedicated wildflower garden? There are so many benefits beyond the aesthetic beauty of this style of garden.

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Apr 07, 2022
Grow a Mini Meadow
06:46
What is a mini meadow, and how can you get one growing in your garden? Mike Lizotte from American Meadows is on the show this week to drop some knowledge.

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Mike “The Seed Man” Lizotte is the author of Mini Meadows, and is a managing partner, owner, and all things seed at American Meadows.

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Apr 06, 2022
No Till vs Tilling
05:10

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Apr 05, 2022
Veggie Garden Planning
04:23

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Apr 04, 2022
How to Choose a Composting Method
07:42

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Apr 03, 2022
Does Your Seed Starting Mix HAVE to be Sterile
04:43

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Apr 02, 2022
How to Harden Off
04:18

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Apr 01, 2022
Growing Jerusalem Artichokes
07:09

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Mar 31, 2022
Creating an Adaptable Garden
11:16

Employing strategies that allow for flexibility and grace in the garden can give you a huge amount of relief. Chris shares what she’s up to create a flexible, forgiving garden.

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Mar 16, 2022
Prepping for Spring 2022
08:39

Kevin and Chris chat about what they’re doing to prepare for an exciting, jam-packed spring growing season.

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Mar 15, 2022
Fun Annuals to Try
08:25

Interesting, weird annuals are a great way to get yourself re-excited for a season to come. Chris shares some of her favorites.

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Mar 14, 2022
Cool Purposeful Perennials
09:54

Chris shares a few different perennials you’ve likely not heard of before. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to add them to your plan this year!

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Mar 13, 2022
Chris Garden Improvements
07:43

Gardens are an ever-evolving process of improvement, and Chris’ 2022 garden is no exception. Kevin and Chris riff on what they’re looking to improve this year.

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Mar 12, 2022
Greenhouse Gardening 101
08:47

Kevin went up to Vancouver and was mesmerized by Chris’ greenhouse, so in today’s episode Chris drops greenhouse growing knowledge on you

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Mar 11, 2022
A New Epic Gardener
10:23

Chris of Fluent Garden joins the Epic Gardening crew! Kevin and Chris chat about what went well in Chris’ 2021 garden.

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Mar 10, 2022
Orchards as Succession Planting
12:58

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

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork and the newly launched Modern Garden Guild. She’s the author of the upcoming book Plant, Grow, Harvest, Repeat which is out March 15th.

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Mar 09, 2022
Perennials as Succession Planting
09:02

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

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Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork and the newly launched Modern Garden Guild. She’s the author of the upcoming book Plant, Grow, Harvest, Repeat which is out March 15th.

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Mar 08, 2022
Fall Succession Planting
07:41

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

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Mar 07, 2022
Summer Succession Planting
11:09

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

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Mar 06, 2022
Spring Succession Planting
11:31

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

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Mar 05, 2022
How Nature Inspires Succession Planting
10:27

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

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Mar 04, 2022
Succession Planting Why It Matters
09:14

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

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Mar 03, 2022
Using A Wok to Cook Your Harvest
09:57

Regine dishes out some wisdom on cooking asian veggies in a wok, her preferred method to stir fry fresh, nutritious meals for her family.

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Mar 02, 2022
Growing Chinese Cabbage
10:04

Chinese cabbage made it onto Kevin’s shortlist of veggies he’s excited to grow this year, and Regine shares some crucial tips on cultivating healthy, delicious heads.

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Mar 01, 2022
Growing Asian Radishes
12:09

Radishes are a staple in many types of asian cuisine. Kevin remembers traveling to Japan and feasting on pickled daikon. Regine shares some tips on radish spacing that may help you get a better yield this season.

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Feb 28, 2022
How to Grow Bitter Melon
12:03

 A “love it or hate it” crop, bitter melon is a fascinating plant both for its looks and also its flavor and purported health benefits. Regine shares her secret growing tips in today’s show.

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Feb 27, 2022
How to Grow Luffa Gourds
09:31

One of Kevin’s favorite crops to grow is the luffa…although not without struggles! Regine shares some choice tips on growing luffa you may not have heard before.

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Feb 26, 2022
Asian Veggies for Warm Climates
09:41

Where Kevin lives, it’s tough to grow cooler climate crops. Regine also lives in a tough spot in Florida, but there are some fantastic recommendations in today’s episode for warmer climate asian veggies.

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Feb 25, 2022
100 Asian Vegetables to Grow
07:32

Did you know there are 100+ varieties of asian veggies that you’ve probably never heard of? Regine from Asian Garden 2 Table gives an overview of how she started promoting growing these veggies in her business.

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Feb 24, 2022
Plants for Cold Climates
09:10

Finishing off our week with Brad, he shares a few of his favorite plants that absolutely thrive in cold climates.

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Feb 23, 2022
Jumping Worms
10:04

Aren’t earthworms always good for the soil? Turns out the answer is a resounding no. Brad Tabke breaks down the Asian jumping worm, which decimates the soil surface and reproduces at a crazy rate.

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Feb 22, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer Japanese Beetles
09:53

Two of the more destructive pests you’ll deal with in colder climates, Brad profiles them for us and gives his tips on how to identify, prevent and control them.

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Feb 21, 2022
Reducing Salt Use for Water Quality
07:07

Salting streets, roads, and driveways is a common cold-climate activity, but it can mess with the water quality in your garden. Brad gives a few methods for using less salt and thus preventing damage to your plants.

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Feb 20, 2022
Start Winter Sowing NOW
06:38

Winter sowing, especially for native plants in your area, is a fantastic way to get your seeds started in a semi-natural way and have them ready when spring comes.

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Feb 19, 2022
Embracing the Winter Season
06:50

There’s nothing to do in winter…or is there? Brad profiles a few things you should be doing while in the dead of winter in a cold climate.

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Feb 18, 2022
Cold Climate Gardening 101
08:24

Brad from Minnesota Gardening is on this week to talk cold climate growing techniques!

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Feb 17, 2022
Perennial Onion Options
04:07

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Feb 14, 2022
Growing Artichokes
05:31

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Feb 13, 2022
Fruiting Blueberries
04:10
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Feb 12, 2022
Growing Mushrooms 101
04:48

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Feb 11, 2022
What We're Excited to Grow in 2022
08:41
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Feb 10, 2022
Jacques' Garden Update
08:53
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Feb 09, 2022
2022 Garden Update
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Feb 08, 2022
Protecting Fruit Trees from Squirrels?
05:14

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Jan 20, 2022
Reviving Old Raspberries?
04:10

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Jan 19, 2022
Growing Potatoes Indoors?
04:12

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Jan 18, 2022
Revitalizing Old Soil
05:13

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Jan 17, 2022
Pruning Houseplants Properly
10:22

We talk about pruning plants often here on the podcast, but they’re typically outdoor edibles and fruit trees! Kelly Evans shares why and how she prunes her houseplants.

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Jan 16, 2022
Watering Houseplants Properly
07:44

Watering is the second biggest issue you can have with your plants. Kelly Evans shares a few mistakes to avoid when giving your plants a drink.

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Jan 15, 2022
3 Common Plant Myths
11:23

We’ve all heard them before…and you may even believe them. Plant myths are everywhere! Kelly Evans and Kevin riff on a few of the ones that bother them the most.

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Jan 14, 2022
Assessing Your Indoor Lighting
09:33

Lighting, the critical component to houseplant success. Kelly Evans shares a few of her bits of wisdom on making sure you’re actually giving your plants the light they need.

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Jan 13, 2022
Creative Plant Decor Ideas
07:24

Plant styling techniques come and go, and some seem to overstay their welcome. Kelly Evans shares a few of her favorite techniques when styling a house with plants.

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Jan 12, 2022
Where to Buy Quality Houseplants
10:30

It’s tempting to turn to a big box store for houseplants, but the truth is there are often better plants in more unique varieties at other locations. Kelly Evans shares her best tips for plant sourcing.

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Jan 11, 2022
What is a Plant Consultant
07:29

We live in an era where a “plant consultant” is a real job, and that’s awesome. Kelly Evans is on the show today talking about what exactly she does for a living.

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Jan 10, 2022
Asparagus and Strawberries?
05:12

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Jan 09, 2022
Dragonfruit Stems Cracking?
04:51

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Jan 08, 2022
Growing Asparagus in Warm Climates
04:00

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Jan 07, 2022
Starting Onions From Seed?
04:50

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Jan 06, 2022
Tips for Designing Your Foodscape
10:03

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

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Dec 28, 2021
3 Annual Veggies for Foodscapes
06:26

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

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Dec 27, 2021
5 Tips for Veggie Garden Design
11:39

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

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Dec 26, 2021
How to Become a Foodscaper
07:48

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

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Dec 25, 2021
Uncommon Perennial Veggies
10:18

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

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Dec 24, 2021
Uncommon Fruits to Try Growing
10:34

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

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Dec 23, 2021
What is Foodscaping
08:34

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

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Dec 22, 2021
Fruit Trees To Grow In 2022
09:41

Looking for tree inspo? Cameron and Kevin riff on some of their tree targets for the 2022 growing season.

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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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Dec 15, 2021
Container Tree Mistakes to Avoid
09:28

Containers are an unnatural way to grow trees (or any plant). Cameron shares how to set up your container trees for success.

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Dec 14, 2021
Container Soil Mixes for Trees and Shrubs
08:07

What is the perfect mix for container trees? Turns out the answer is a little different than you might expect.

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Dec 13, 2021
Winter Fruit Tree Care
06:53

Winter is the perfect time to make sure your fruit trees are pruned and any pest or disease issues are prevented!

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Dec 12, 2021
Common Fruit Tree Fruiting Problems
06:30

Bone up on your fruit tree fruiting causes before this spring season so you make sure and get some epic harvests!

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Dec 11, 2021
Dont Grow Fruit Trees From Seed
05:35

Why it’s usually not a good idea to try and grow fruit trees from seed.

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Dec 10, 2021
Camerons New Garden
07:40

Cam is back on the show to update us on both his orchard and his incredible new terraced veggie garden.

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Dec 09, 2021
Zachs Favorite Garden Tools
11:16

Zach and Kevin riff on their favorite garden tools...pick one up if you’re inspired!

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Nov 30, 2021
Two Wheel Tractors
09:11

Two-wheel tractors have a ton of utility in small garden and farm applications. Zach shares the beauty of this tool on a small scale.

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Nov 29, 2021
Benefits of Ecosystem Landscapes
09:33

Ecosystem landscapes don’t just benefit the land itself, they benefit you directly as the grower. Your social life, mental health, physical activity, etc. are all improved by building an ecosystem design landscape.

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Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He’s the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates.

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Nov 28, 2021
Edible Landscaping Ideas
11:15

How do you look at your landscape and squeeze more edible production out of it, even if you have existing non productive plants?

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Nov 27, 2021
Growing For Food Security
09:36

In bad times, are you prepared to grow and source your own food? Or do you even know how to get your food growing for you on your own land? Zach Loeks talks about prep, water catchment, and more.

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Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He’s the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates.

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Nov 26, 2021
The Power of Small Farms
10:06

Learn how Zach ran a small commercial market garden, but more recently a nursery growing fruit trees, berries, and more.

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Nov 25, 2021
Edible Ecosystem Design
12:03

Zach Loeks comes on to talk about the concept of “Edible Ecosystem Design”, his methodology of building gorgeous, productive edible landscapes for clients.

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Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He’s the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates.

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Nov 24, 2021
Preparing The Garden For Next Season
06:52

It’s fall, and there’s not much to do in the garden. But it’s a great time to think about the next year. Jordan and I share some of the projects we’re working on.

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Jordan is the founder of Mind & Soil, a company that provides natural and organic gardening products and has a mission to help 1,000,000+ people connect with the mental health benefits of gardening.

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Nov 23, 2021
The Grow Together Fund
06:43

Jordan shares his “Grow Together” fund, where he collects and deploys funds to get worthy gardening projects off the ground.

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Nov 22, 2021
Gardening Mindfully
08:02

Practical tips to find more peace while you’re in the garden.

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Nov 21, 2021
Best Tips for Beginner Gardeners
08:33

If you’re still starting out in the garden, Jordan and Kevin share a few tips that they wish they knew when they started growing.

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Nov 20, 2021
Antidepressants in the Soil
05:08

A curious bacteria called M. Vaccae is present in the soil, and it has an impact on your mental health, and maybe even tuberculosis .

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Nov 19, 2021
Mental Health Benefits of Gardening
08:25

Jordan and I chat about the mental health benefits of gardening, including this Royal Horticultural Society study and this Attention Restoration Theory study.

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Nov 18, 2021
Starting a Worm Casting Company
08:32

Jordan Mara of Mind & Soil joins us on the podcast today to talk about starting his gardening products company and how he got into the gardening world.

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Nov 17, 2021
Growing Wheat to Bake Bread
07:27

Curious about baking bread truly from scratch? Listen in and Kevin and Jacques recount the tale of a truly from scratch loaf of sourdough wheat bread.

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Nov 15, 2021
More Garlic Growing Tips
06:53

It's time to get your garlic in the ground! Join Jacques and Kevin as they riff on their strategy for the 2022 garlic season.

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Nov 14, 2021
Why You SHOULD Till Your Garden?!
08:47

Yes, you read that right...I till my garden now. But the reason why might surprise you, along with the fact that I still recommend the no-dig approach...

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Nov 13, 2021
Jacques' New YouTube Channel
07:12

Jacques has a surprise...he started a YouTube channel, go show him some support and subscribe!

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Nov 12, 2021
We're Back!
05:49

It's been a month since we last were on-air talking gardening, but the Epic Gardening podcast is officially back after a much-needed impromptu hiatus. Jacques and Kevin riff on what's been going on in the garden.

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Nov 12, 2021
Our Favorite Fall Planting Selections
06:33

As Jacques and Kevin start their fall gardens, they riff on some of the newer varieties they're testing out and why variety selection is so important

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Oct 12, 2021
Big Garden Projects
06:52

Both Kevin and Jacques have some BIG projects on deck for fall, including a full 5-bay composting system that Kevin is designing from scratch.

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Oct 11, 2021
Jacques Chickens
06:16

Jacques shares his chicken coop results and how he plans to integrate chickens into his garden strategy.

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Oct 10, 2021
Fall Garden Plans
06:11

Jacques and Kevin share their plans for fall, including garden expansions and redesigns.

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Oct 09, 2021
Biggest Gardening Wins This Year
08:49

Join Jacques and Kevin as they riff on their biggest wins in the garden this season, and why they think they got the results they did.

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Oct 08, 2021
Biggest Garden Fails This Year
08:08

Jacques and Kevin discuss their biggest fails in the garden this year and what they're doing to drive better results next season.

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Oct 07, 2021
Adding Bulbs to Edible Gardens
14:46

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

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

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Oct 06, 2021
Flower Bulb Planting Combinations
10:13

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

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

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Oct 05, 2021
Exactly How to Plant Bulbs
11:41

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

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

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Oct 04, 2021
Deer Resistant Bulbs
08:53

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

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

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Oct 03, 2021
Spring Flowering Bulbs to Plant
09:53

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

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

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Oct 02, 2021
Bulb Selection and Succession Planting
09:04

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

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

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Oct 01, 2021
Planting 70500 Flower Bulbs
10:34

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

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Sep 30, 2021
Common Fertilizer Amendments
10:18

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Sep 26, 2021
The Importance of Microbes With Nutrients
07:52

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Sep 25, 2021
Feeding Plants Over Their Life Stages
09:07

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Sep 24, 2021
Importance of pH and Misconceptions
07:30

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Sep 23, 2021
Nutrient Interactions and Media Chemistry
09:20

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Sep 22, 2021
In-Depth on Macro and Micro Nutrients
10:57

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Sep 21, 2021
How Plants Uptake Nutrients
09:14

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Sep 20, 2021
07 How to Start a Seed Company
10:14

Ever wondered how to start making money in the world of plants? Learn how Richard started Small Island Seed Co in today’s show.

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Sep 19, 2021
Saving Your Own Seeds
12:21

If you’re looking to get a bit more resilient in your gardening, saving seeds is a fantastic way to start. Learn how Richard saves for his company.

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Sep 18, 2021
More Uncommon Yet Delicious Crops
11:09

More Uncommon Yet Delicious Crops

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Sep 17, 2021
Uncommon Yet Delicious Crops
10:35

Richard shares some of his favorite rare, but delicious crops.

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Sep 16, 2021
The Importance of Aromatics and Herbs
08:50

Richard shares some of his favorite herbs to grow for seed.

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Sep 15, 2021
The Importance of Perennials
09:31

Perennials save time. That’s enough reason to grow them, but Richard has a few more to inspire you to get into perennials this year.

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Sep 14, 2021
The Importance of Biodiversity
09:33

Growing more crops with more functionality in the garden makes a lot of sense. Richard Kuehnel shares how he uses biodiversity to enhance his garden.

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Sep 13, 2021
Harvest Cure and Store Butternut Squash
04:53

Learn More: When To Harvest Butternut Squash & How To Store It

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Sep 06, 2021
Controlling Fruit Flies
05:19

Learn More: Fruit Fly Pests: Keeping Them At Bay

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Sep 05, 2021
Organic Mulch Options
06:13

Learn More: Types of Mulch: Choosing The Right One

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Sep 04, 2021
Growing Sweet Alyssum
04:13

Learn More: Alyssum: Growing The Colorful Carpet Flower

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Sep 03, 2021
Watermelon Mistakes to Avoid
06:51

Learn More: How To Grow Watermelon: The Ultimate Guide To Summer’s Bounty

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Sep 02, 2021
Eating a Sunflower Head
04:07

Learn More: Growing Sunflowers: Cheerful Gigantic Blooms

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Sep 01, 2021
Neem for Powdery Mildew
05:08

Neem oil is an almost magical compound in your garden for preventing pests, fungus, and bacteria.

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Aug 31, 2021
Gardening to Save Money
06:51

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Aug 30, 2021
Chicken Keeping for Urban Dwellers
09:15

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Aug 29, 2021
What To Grow To Feed a Family of 5
07:00

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Aug 28, 2021
How Kris Uses Her Harvest
07:12

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Aug 27, 2021
Gardening For Busy People
07:30

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Aug 26, 2021
Rookie Gardening Mistakes
07:42

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Aug 25, 2021
My Assistant's Gardening Journey
06:13

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Aug 24, 2021
Matts Composting System
13:12

We all (hopefully) compost, but we all approach it in different ways. Matt shares his methods and approach in today’s show.

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Aug 23, 2021
Creating Mud Mortars
10:24

Who said garden structures had to be permanent? Making structures out of mud mortars helps to define edges without using tons of cement, which is an incredible pollutant globally.

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Aug 22, 2021
Rainwater Harvesting
14:08

With water shortages ravaging much of the USA right now, we discuss some ways that you can collect and use rainwater on your property and garden.

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Aug 21, 2021
No Plastic In The Garden
09:55

How do we lessen the amount of plastic we use in the garden? Matt Rees-Warren comes on to share his philosophy on plastic use.

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Aug 20, 2021
Building a Sack Garden
07:32

Hit up a local coffee shop for the ultimate repurposed container garden: the coffee sack.

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Aug 19, 2021
Biochar
09:38

I’ve undervalued biochar in my garden, and Matt Rees-Warren comes on the show today to discuss how he both produces and uses it.

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Aug 18, 2021
Weeding Tidiness
11:17

How important is weeding, really? Should we be meticulous about keeping a clean garden space, or is it OK to develop a greater sense of how the garden plays into your landscape?

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Aug 17, 2021
Healthier Living via Organics
06:25

Today we wrap our week up with Lee Spivey and riff on the meaning of an organic life.

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Aug 16, 2021
Processing a Cannabis Harvest
06:54

The post-harvest process for cannabis is somewhat involved and quite different from many other plants we might grow in our edible gardens. Lee Spivey goes through his methods in today’s show.

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Aug 15, 2021
Cannabis Flowering Phase
05:55

What do you do when your cannabis plant starts to flower? Do you need to swap fertilizers, prune, and how do you know when to harvest?

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Aug 14, 2021
Organic Inputs for Cannabis
05:34

Organic inputs for any garden are vital, and Lee’s approach to cannabis cultivation is 100% organic from the inputs to the soil to the approach to pest and disease control.

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Aug 13, 2021
Cannabis Site Preparation
07:29

How do you get a container or in-ground garden in shape to grow cannabis? Lee Spivey shares his techniques.

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Aug 12, 2021
Cannabis Growing Techniques
09:34

It seems as if everyone has their own special method for cannabis cultivation. Lee shares his personal approach, especially in regards to pruning and training.

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Aug 11, 2021
Cannabis Cultivation 101
08:23

Today we discuss cannabis cultivation, which I’ve never covered here on the EG podcast before. If you’re able to do so in your area and this plant interests you, Lee Spivey from Good Earth Organics is on the show

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Aug 10, 2021
Peeing On Your Garden
06:35

It's a bit out there, but human urine is actually a fantastic fertilizer. Here's how you can use it to improve your plants.

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Aug 09, 2021
The Epsom Salt Myth
06:08

Epsom salt, in almost all cases, shouldn't be used as a garden amendment. Here's why.

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Aug 08, 2021
Growing a Pineapple
05:58

There are a few ways you can propagate pineapples, all of which are pretty simple - they just require a few years of patience to harvest!

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Aug 07, 2021
Growing Fava Beans
05:28

Fava beans are a sleeper hit in the garden, both for their flavor and their soil boosting benefits.

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Aug 06, 2021
Preventing Cats In The Garden
06:16

Cats, whether yours or a stray, can wreak havoc on a garden and make the resulting produce unsafe to consume. Here are a few practical tips for cat prevention.

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Aug 05, 2021
Growing Boysenberries
08:40

Boysenberries almost didn't exist! Their history is fascinating and their flavor is out of this world. Learn to grow them in today's show.

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Aug 04, 2021
Amending a Raised Bed
05:25

If you're noticing poor plant performance in your raised beds, here's what we've done at Epic Gardening to give our raised beds an all-around amendment and perk up our plants.

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Aug 04, 2021
Importance of Community Gardens
09:02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 23, 2021
Indoor Apartment Gardening Strategies
07:42

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

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Jul 22, 2021
DIY Plant Shelf
10:57

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

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Jul 21, 2021
DIY Canvas Grow Bags
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Jul 20, 2021
Why a Messy Garden is Good
06:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 16, 2021
Low Budget Gardening Tips
06:33

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

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

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

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Jul 14, 2021
Introducing My Garden Manager
05:47

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

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

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

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

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Jul 12, 2021
Propagating Perennials 101
09:51

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

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Jul 11, 2021
Layering Your Garden Design
07:57

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

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

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

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Jul 09, 2021
Unique Edible Perennials
07:20

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 06, 2021
Gardening and Therapy
09:01

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

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

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Jul 05, 2021
Experimenting in the Garden
07:34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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