Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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

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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
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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Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

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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?

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

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

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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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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.

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

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

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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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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.

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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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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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.

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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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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.

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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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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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.

Connect With Squared Roots Farm:

Jeremy and his wife Dana are the owners of Squared Roots Farm, a seed and culinary garlic farm based in Oregon.

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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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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.

Learn More: How to Plant Onions: 3 Ways To Grow

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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!

Learn More: How To Space Vegetables In A Raised Bed

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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.

Learn More: Asparagus Raised Bed: Dedicate A Permanent Plot

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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.

Learn More: 20 Sweet Potato Varieties You’ll Love To Grow

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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!

Learn More: Types Of Corn And Why We Love Them All

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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.

Learn More: Raised Bed Covers: Ultimate Plant Protection

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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.

Learn More: 5 Tips to Growing Lavender Perfectly No Matter Where You Live

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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.

Learn More: Silty Soil Suggestions: Amending & Improving Silt

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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!

Learn More: 9 Kale Varieties You’ll Want To Grow

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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
04:18

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.

Learn More: Growing Cabbage: A Guide For Great Heads

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Oct 13, 2020
How to Grow Cabbage
07:26

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.

Learn More: Growing Cabbage: A Guide For Great Heads

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Oct 12, 2020
Saving Basil in Winter
02:43

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
03:20

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
09:58

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
06:10

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
06:51

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
05:30

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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
06:33

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
09:43

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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
03:42

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

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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!

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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.

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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 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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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

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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 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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Aug 11, 2020
Gardening Around the World
10:04

My good friend Robert has gardened in just about every climate and location you can imagine...including rooftops. He’s on the show this week to share his wealth of unconventional gardening wisdom.

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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 10, 2020
Common Squash and Cucumber Pests
12:10

Squash and cukes are classic summer crops that get blasted by pests...so learn which are likely to affect your plants and how to control them.

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Gary Pilarchik is the man behind The Rusted Garden, a wildly popular YouTube channel. He also has a blog of the same name, as well as a store where he sells seeds and gardening supplies. His book, The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard.

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Aug 09, 2020
Grow Better Eggplants
07:36

Eggplants can be a challenge for most gardeners, but after these tips from Gary Pilarchik, you'll have a LOT more success with yoru crop.

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Gary Pilarchik is the man behind The Rusted Garden, a wildly popular YouTube channel. He also has a blog of the same name, as well as a store where he sells seeds and gardening supplies. His book, The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard.

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Aug 08, 2020
Grow Better Peppers
12:19

The world of peppers goes DEEP...explore it! And do so armed with these pepper growing tips from Gary Pilarchik.

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Gary Pilarchik is the man behind The Rusted Garden, a wildly popular YouTube channel. He also has a blog of the same name, as well as a store where he sells seeds and gardening supplies. His book, The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard.

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Aug 07, 2020
Grow Better Tomatoes
09:13

Tomatoes need a lot of love. Learn some of Gary's best tips for growing truly epic, juicy toms.

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Aug 06, 2020
Tomatoes & Hydrogen Peroxide
10:08

If you struggle with blight on your tomatoes, this tip is AMAZING to help you prevent and cure it!

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Aug 05, 2020
Making Your Own Container Soil Mix
12:26

Gary Pilarchik is back to talk about how to make the best container soil mix you'll ever grow in.

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Gary Pilarchik is the man behind The Rusted Garden, a wildly popular YouTube channel. He also has a blog of the same name, as well as a store where he sells seeds and gardening supplies. His book, The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard.

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Aug 04, 2020
Advice to New Gardeners Getting Started
12:14

Today, Gary Pilarchik, a huge gardening inspiration to me, is on the podcast. We talk about some of his best pieces of advice for a beginner gardener.

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Gary Pilarchik is the man behind The Rusted Garden, a wildly popular YouTube channel. He also has a blog of the same name, as well as a store where he sells seeds and gardening supplies. His book, The Modern Homestead Garden: Growing Self-Sufficiency in Any Size Backyard.

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Aug 03, 2020
Overwintering Peppers & Eggplants
07:53

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

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

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Aug 02, 2020
Urban Composting Methods
08:18

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

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Aug 01, 2020
Growing Cut Flowers
07:55

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

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

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Jul 31, 2020
Perennial Edibles for Your Landscape
07:51

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

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Jul 30, 2020
Interplanting Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables
08:55

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

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

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Jul 29, 2020
Planning a Small Space Garden
09:22

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

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

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Jul 28, 2020
Southern California Gardening
09:36

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

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Jul 27, 2020
N-P-K Are NOT The ONLY Macro Nutrients Plants Need
05:34

NPK, the three macronutrients a plant needs...or are they? Charles Malki shares his six macronutrients that a plant needs in today’s show.

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Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 26, 2020
Top 5 Reasons To Mulch Your Garden
09:05

By now, I’ve stressed the importance of mulching to death, but it’s helpful to hear it from another voice from time to time. Charles Malki lays out the case for mulching, especially around fruit trees.

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Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 25, 2020
The Perfect Soil Is 95-99 Native
08:41

I’ve noticed great results from slightly improving native soil vs. growing in fully designed soil mixes, which leads me to believe that some of the best results at my new home may come from in-ground beds.

Connect With Charles Malki

Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 24, 2020
Feeding Your Soil for Long-Lasting Garden Results
06:57

We’ve talked about soil quite a bit on the podcast, but another refresher on the importance of feeding soil (not plants) is always warranted, and Charles Malki puts it eloquently in today’s show.

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Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 23, 2020
Every Garden Should Have Pests
07:20

We need to reframe how we view pests - they’re food for other organisms in the garden, not just things that destroy your plants.

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Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 22, 2020
Natives: The Secret of EASY Gardening
10:11

We always hear about growing native plants, but rarely do we hear them explained in such a way as Charles approaches it. I’m sold on natives for about 10-15% of my property.

Connect With Charles Malki

Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 21, 2020
White-Washing Trees?
13:23

Today we kick off a week with Charles Malki, a plant expert with a specific focus on fruit trees. As a new homeowner, I’m learning a lot about fruit tree care and specifically a little-known practice called “white-washing”.

Connect With Charles Malki

Charles Malki is the author of Saving The World With The Home Garden: Improve Our Planet's Health With Natural Gardening Lessons. He has a degree in biology, and is the plant expert for IV Organics, a gardening product company and also has a fantastic YT channel of the same name.

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Jul 20, 2020
Plant a Thai Food Garden
04:42

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Jul 19, 2020
Tomato Trellis Options
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Jul 18, 2020
Cheap Trellis Options
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Jul 17, 2020
Attracting Birds to the Garden
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Jul 16, 2020
Easiest Hummingbird Feeder Ever
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Jul 15, 2020
All About Ladybugs
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Jul 14, 2020
Are Insect Homes a Fad
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Jul 13, 2020
5 Reasons Squash Doesn t Fruit
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Jul 12, 2020
Why Tomatoes Crack
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Jul 11, 2020
How to Grow Peanuts
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Jul 10, 2020
A Cool Backyard Orchard Design
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Jul 09, 2020
3 Reasons for Yellow Tomato Leaves
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Jul 09, 2020
Building an In-Ground Bed
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Jul 08, 2020
Epic Homestead Update
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Today, an update on the new Epic Homestead. Make sure to subscribe to my 2nd YouTube channel for visual updates on how I'm developing the property: https://www.youtube.com/c/epicurbanhomestead

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Jul 07, 2020
Quick Bamboo Care
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There's a lot to the world of bamboo, but here are some quick care tips to get you off to a good start growing this absolutely EPIC and useful plant.

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Jul 06, 2020
Multi-Purpose Plants
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In small gardens, making the most use of your space is paramount. And what better way than growing plants that serve more than one purpose?

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Jul 05, 2020
Simple Self Watering Pot Design
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A simple self watering pot design for you forgetful waterers out there - of which I include myself ;)

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Jul 04, 2020
A Really Simple Raised Bed Design
06:02

Here's a really simple raised bed design idea you can build with just 4 total pieces of wood and a few cuts.

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Jul 03, 2020
Growing Cantaloupe For A Summer Sweet Treat
10:04

As the summer comes upon us, most of us find sudden joy in cold, sweet melon flesh. Some prefer watermelons with their juicy red meat, but others tend towards the orange succulent flesh of the cantaloupe. And nothing is better than growing cantaloupe at home so you have it fresh from the vine!

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Jul 02, 2020
Growing Shallots Successfully
07:53

One particular type of allium bulb is an essential component to many European dishes – shallots. How to grow them is usually not the first thought on anyone’s mind, but the minute they see the price for them at the market, growing shallots suddenly becomes a whole lot more important.

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Jul 01, 2020
Grow Perfect Chives
06:52

There’s so many alliums that we treasure. Growing chives in a pot or garden bed is easy enough that they’re one of the first things most kids grow. Their oniony or garlicky flavor is mild enough that you can eat them straight, but they also make a phenomenal topping for your baked potatoes or other foods.

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Jul 01, 2020
Growing Epic Cauliflower
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If you really want to challenge yourself, consider growing cauliflower! This plant is a bit picky but has amazing results that make the effort worth it. Throughout the growing season, you’ll be paying special attention to the temperature and watering. At harvest time, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful heads of white cauliflower or any of the many colors available!

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Jul 01, 2020
Cooking Asian Greens
08:15

I often recommend gardeners experiment with Asian greens, but that’s only half of the equation...you have to know how to prepare them! Anne of Real Hens of OC shares her favorite preparations in today’s show.

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Jun 28, 2020
3 Uncommon Herbs Youre Probably Not Growing
07:15

We know a lot about the classic Mediterranean herbs already, so Anne is here to share a few less common herbs that you’re probably not growing

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Jun 27, 2020
Preserving Food in Summer
07:39

Summer’s bounty can often be overwhelming, so here are a few of the ways you can preserve it for later in the year when you’re clamoring for those tomatoes.

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Jun 26, 2020
Planting in Terraced Gardens
06:20

When dealing with large, tricky planting areas, you have to think creatively, which is what Anne has done with her large sloped terrace “Garden of Eatin’” in her backyard.

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Jun 25, 2020
Hillside Terrace Gardens
08:32

Anne’s house is vast and she has a large sloped backyard section that was left unattended to for a while due to the vastness of the project. Today we talk about her plans for that space.

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Jun 24, 2020
How to Hatch Chicks
08:59

If you’re new to raising chickens, then you’re certainly new to hatching them! Here’s an overview of the process from my friend Anne of Real Hens of OC.

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Jun 23, 2020
Chickens in 2020
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In today’s show we welcome back Anne of Real Hens of OC to talk about the recent boom in raising chickens.

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Jun 22, 2020
The Future of Natural Farming
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Natural farming is here to stay, and only expanding. Marco shares a few future techniques as well as ties it all together so you can implement it in your garden this year.

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Jun 21, 2020
Bokashi In-Depth
06:53

We’ve talked a lot about bokashi in the past, both here on the podcast and on YouTube, but Marco shares how he uses it, as well as how he creates his own bokashi bran.

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Marco Thomas is a natural farmer, focused on building soil and cultivating microorganisms to enhance his garden and farm. You can find him at Microbes by Marco or on Instagram at @marco_is_growing.

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Jun 20, 2020
Natural Farming Inputs
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Besides IMO1-4+, what other inputs exist in natural farming? Marco shares a few, as well as how to make them in your garden.

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Jun 19, 2020
JADAM Inputs
07:13

A subset or offshoot of Korean Natural Farming is JADAM, primarily dealing with fermentations or putrifications of existing plant matter. Marco breaks down some of the most popular inputs in today’s show.

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Jun 18, 2020
No-Till and the Soil Food Web
05:48

Teaming up with microbial life only works if you don’t destroy it after it’s present in your soil. Marco and I chat about the “no-till” movement as well as the soil food web.

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Jun 17, 2020
Cultivating Indigenous Microorganisms
12:36

IMO1, IMO2, IMO3, IMO4...what does this all mean? Cultivating indigenous microorganisms is a way to “grow” the future of your soil life. Marco talks us through the process in detail.

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Jun 16, 2020
What Is Natural Farming
06:46

It seems odd that a term like “natural farming” would even exist, but it’s a vast world of techniques and inputs that has a lot of practical application in your veggie garden. Marco Thomas joins us this week to dive deep.

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Jun 15, 2020
Less is More in the Garden
03:56

Do less in the garden. Don't over-fertilizer or over-love your plants. Remember, they grow themselves.

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Jun 14, 2020
Tomato Hornworm Control
04:29

The fat, green tomato hornworm is the stuff of nightmares, but really not the biggest deal when you learn how to properly spot, identify, and control it.

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Jun 13, 2020
5 Ways to Prevent Plant Diseases
05:25

Prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially in the garden as diseases can wipe out a crop that's taken months to grow. Learn some essential disease prevention tips in today's show.

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Jun 12, 2020
Attracting Predatory Insects
06:20

Pests and pollinators are popular topics, but what about predatory insects? They cut down on pests for FREE and there are surefire ways to get more in your garden.

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Jun 11, 2020
Growing Squash in Containers
04:41

Squash is typically grown sprawling over the garden bed, even in-ground due to how much it likes to spread out. But you can grow squash in containers - here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Jun 10, 2020
Fertilizing Container Veggies
06:22

Fertilization is a tricky subject, often confusing many new gardeners. Especially in containers!

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Jun 09, 2020
How to Water in Heat Waves
04:52

Heat wave coming up? Here are a few tips on how to adjust your watering practices to make sure your plants don't fry.

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Jun 08, 2020
Choosing the best container
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Jun 07, 2020
Growing Lentils
07:04

Lentils are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. They are packed with protein and dietary fiber, and are often believed a “superfood”. In fact, lentils are the oldest pulse grow grown, and probably one of the first domesticated crops in the history of humanity.  Growing lentils has been occurring for thousands of years.

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Jun 06, 2020
Growing corn
09:15

If you ask any gardener, they’ll tell you that corn tastes so much better when it’s home-grown. Now, you could take our word for it, or you can find out for yourself! You’ll find that not only is it tasty, but growing corn is easy and extremely rewarding. It’s no wonder that this plant is one of the top grown crops in the world.

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Jun 05, 2020
Growing Okra: Southern Food In The Garden
06:40

Did you know okra is actually a fruit? Growing okra is surprisingly simple, and it’s a great addition to your cooking. We enjoy okra, or the lady’s finger, in many ways: raw, cooked, roasted, or pickled. However, despite looking quite similar to other green vegetables, the okra pods contain seeds that definitely categorize it as a fruit.

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Jun 04, 2020
How to Grow Great Bell Peppers
05:54

Peter Piper picked a peck of pepper. But first he had to plant the peppers, and so can you! In fact, it’s so easy to learn how growing bell peppers works that you’ll never have to pick peppers at the grocery store again. This makes them the perfect plant for veggie-loving, low-maintenance gardeners.

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Jun 04, 2020
Mindfulness Gardening
13:02

Michelle Frank is back to discuss what mindfulness really is, and how we can achieve it in the garden

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Jun 02, 2020
Benefits of Gardening on Mental Health
12:35

Does gardening help out more than our physical health? I brought on Michelle Frank, a psychologist to share her thoughts on gardening and mental wellness.

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Jun 01, 2020
Best Butterfly Plants
07:47

Finishing off our week with Adam Moseley at Proven Winners, we discuss 3 of his favorite varieties for attracting more butterflies to your garden.

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May 31, 2020
Best Bee Plants
06:28

We can all use more bees in our garden, and some species of plants do a better job at attracting bees. Even further, some varieties are exceptional and others, less so. Today we discuss a few varieties that work well from Proven Winners.

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May 30, 2020
Best Hummingbird Plants
06:23

Hummingbirds like specific types of plants to feed on. In today’s show we talk about the characteristics they’re attracted to, as well as a few varieties to try.

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May 29, 2020
Proven Harvest Lineup
08:23

Known for their ornamental plants for years, Proven Winners has now jumped into the veggie and herb market. Why now, and what plants are in their lineup?

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May 28, 2020
Amazel Basil Breeding Process
06:23

If your basil has ever suffered from downy mildew, today’s episode is for you. Amazel basil is an exciting variety I’m growing out from Proven Winners, with extreme downy mildew resistance and incredibly vigorous growth.

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May 27, 2020
Selecting for Specific Traits and Qualities
05:57

When breeding a plant, how do you know what you’re looking for? What traits and characteristics stand out, and then how do you remove the ones you don’t want?

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May 26, 2020
How Plants are Bred
08:18

In this episode, Adam Moseley from Proven Winners talks about the general approach to plant breeding to create new, exciting varieties of both edible and ornamental plants.

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May 25, 2020
Unique Grow Bag Watering Hack
04:09

Grow bags are my favorite container to grow in, but have the disadvantage of losing quite a bit of water from them. Here's the adaptation I made to prevent that.

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May 24, 2020
Growing Summer Squash
05:41

Summer squash is a wide group of plants that all have unique benefits, flavors, and growth habits. Here's how to make sense of them this season.

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May 23, 2020
Should You Top Pepper Plants
04:24

Topping pepper plants is a topic of much debate, so let's settle it once and for all. The answer, as usual in gardening, is "It depends."

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May 22, 2020
Tomato Trellis - The Florida Weave
04:12

The Florida Weave is a unique, low maintenance trellising option for tomatoes that I encountered last year on my vegetable tour up the coast of California. Here's how it works.

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May 21, 2020
Growing Enough Food For Your Family
06:39

Food security is a real issue these days, even if only to provide some peace of mind for your family. Here are a few ways to think about how much of each plant to grow for your family.

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May 20, 2020
Companion Planting Fruit Trees
04:27

We often think of fruit trees in an orchard or containers with some mulch, but does it make sense to companion plant them? And if so, with what?

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May 19, 2020
Crops that LOVE the Heat
06:40

Summer is here, and with it comes the sun and heat. Here are some of my favorite heat-loving crops to think about this season.

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May 18, 2020
2 Slug and Snail Traps
04:29

Slugs and snails are the #1 pest for most gardeners, so there are some simple ways to cut down their populations in this episode for you.

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May 17, 2020
8 Unique Eggplant Varieties
04:26

We typically think of the classic purple eggplant, but there are so many unique varieties from around the world. Here are 8 underrated ones!

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May 17, 2020
Earwig Control 101
04:37

Earwigs aren't all bad in the garden, but too many can be. Here's how to prevent and control them from munching on your tender seedlings.

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May 17, 2020
Bachelor Buttons Care
03:45

Beautiful and easy to grow, bachelor buttons are a fantastic choice for a flower novice. And they're edible!

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May 14, 2020
3 Sisters Planting Ideas
04:37

I'm planting a 3 sisters bed this year, but what is it? Here's the theory behind this ancient planting practice.

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May 13, 2020
What is "Bolting"?
03:24

We gardeners use the term 'bolting' a lot for our tender greens, and often seem disappointed when we say it. But why? What does it mean for your plants, and is it preventable?

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May 12, 2020
5 Container Garden Options
06:14

For you apartment gardeners, here are 5 different options for growing in containers to absolutely maximize your limited space.

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May 11, 2020
Why is Milkweed So Special?
04:01

Monarchs love milkweed, but why? What's the big deal about it? Why should you grow it?

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May 10, 2020
7 Beneficial Insects to Look For
04:34

Not all bugs are bad in the garden, in fact MOST aren't - so keep an eye out for these 7!

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May 09, 2020
Coffee Grounds, Banana Peels, and Eggshells
06:35

We hear about repurposing these three items from our kitchen all of the time...but how should we REALLY use them?

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May 08, 2020
3 Types of Wood for Raised Beds
04:45

If you're building raised beds out of wood, here are your 3 best options and why you should / would choose each.

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May 07, 2020
Storing Lettuce the Right Way
03:30

Storing lettuce can be tricky, but it's simple once you realize it needs moisture and air to do well!

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May 06, 2020
Growing Raspberries in Containers
08:05

Have you always wanted to grow raspberries but don’t have a permanent space? Or maybe your planting area doesn’t get much sun? Perhaps your apartment didn’t come with a yard or garden, but does have a sunny balcony or deck?  

Growing raspberry plants in containers is easy and if you choose the right varieties, you could even harvest fresh raspberries several times during the season!

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May 05, 2020
How to Grow Moringa Trees
04:54

The moringa plant has some impressive properties that are worth mentioning. It is extremely nutritious, and the seeds can be used to purify water.  It has a number of medicinal uses as well. 

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May 04, 2020
Relay Planting The Secret Weapon to Higher Production
07:55

Relay planting is a clever twist on succession planting to get more harvests out of the same space. Jill McSheehy joins us in her final episode to share more of her practical garden tips.

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May 03, 2020
How to Get a MASSIVE Harvest In Spite of Pests and Disease
10:12

It happens to all of us, pests and disease decimate our crops and demoralize us. But with a few creative planting and timing techniques, we can duck and dodge them to get epic yields!

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May 02, 2020
3 Tomato Trellis Methods Tested
09:07

There is perhaps no more hotly contested debate than how to trellis your tomatoes. To discover which worked best for her, Jill McSheehy tested 3 of the most popular methods...find out which she liked the most!

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May 01, 2020
3 Raised Bed Soil Combinations Tested
14:09

There are a lot of different raised bed mixes out there, so which is best? Jill McSheehy tested three different mixes over the course of a year to answer this question!

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Apr 30, 2020
3 Organic Aphid Controls Tested
10:10

Confused by different aphid control methods? Jill McSheehy shares an experiment she ran testing three different organic control methods...and the one that won might surprise you.

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Apr 29, 2020
3 Epic Garden Fails
12:41

We all make mistakes in the garden...it’s natural and a part of our growth! Jill shares 3 of her biggest gardening fails in today’s show.

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Apr 28, 2020
From First-Time Gardener to Garden Teacher
08:36

Hear how Jill McSheehy went from a total beginner gardener to teaching other beginner gardeners how to start growing some of their own food!

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Apr 27, 2020
Locally Grown Meal Preparing
10:48

Instead of selling at the farmer’s market, what about growing, aggregating, and preparing meals for local families? This is a fantastic idea for expanding the local food model.

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Brandon Youst is the founder of Bootstrap Farmer, a company bringing on inventive new products for small farmers. He’s also the founder of the Urban Farm Academy, an educational arm to teach more people how to start a farm business.

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Apr 26, 2020
How to Farm Without a Farm
06:16

What if you have no space at all, or don’t think you can farm on your land? Introducing “Farming as a Service”, an innovative idea to grow the local food economy.

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Apr 25, 2020
Growing Cocktails
10:29

One of the coolest business models in local farming I’ve heard of is Seed to Shaker, a mocktail and cocktail stand where herbs and ingredients are grown and turned into delicious drinks on-site.

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Brandon Youst is the founder of Bootstrap Farmer, a company bringing on inventive new products for small farmers. He’s also the founder of the Urban Farm Academy, an educational arm to teach more people how to start a farm business.

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Apr 24, 2020
The New Victory Garden
07:13

What if we designed gardens for health and longevity? How would that look? Brandon Youst of Boostrap Farmer explains in today’s show.

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Apr 23, 2020
7 Local Food Business Models
11:46

Local farming is more than growing and selling lettuce and other ingredients - you have to meet customers where they are with a product they crave, explains Brandon Youst on today’s show.

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Brandon Youst is the founder of Bootstrap Farmer, a company bringing on inventive new products for small farmers. He’s also the founder of the Urban Farm Academy, an educational arm to teach more people how to start a farm business.

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Apr 22, 2020
The Urban Farm Academy
12:47

Local farming is a business, and there are a ton of mistakes that would-be farmers make in their first few years. Brandon Youst comes in to talk about the Urban Farm Academy he’s created.

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Brandon Youst is the founder of Bootstrap Farmer, a company bringing on inventive new products for small farmers. He’s also the founder of the Urban Farm Academy, an educational arm to teach more people how to start a farm business.

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Apr 21, 2020
How to Turn a Microfarm Into a Business
11:13

Interested in taking a small farm and turning it into a profitable business that you can run part or full time? Brandon Youst of Bootstrap Farmer is on the show to talk all about it.

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Brandon Youst is the founder of Bootstrap Farmer, a company bringing on inventive new products for small farmers. He’s also the founder of the Urban Farm Academy, an educational arm to teach more people how to start a farm business.

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Apr 20, 2020
Common Tomato Problems
07:00

Tomatoes are the quintessential garden crop, but with them come a lot of diseases and growing problems. Find out how to identify and avoid them in today’s show.

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Apr 19, 2020
Common Pepper Problems
05:11

Having trouble with your pepper crop? Here’s a rapid-fire list of some of the issues you’ll run into when growing these bad boys.

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Apr 18, 2020
Container Pepper Varieties
05:17

You’re either a pepperhead or not - and I’m certainly a pepperhead! Here are some fun varieties I recommend growing in containers or balconies.

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Apr 17, 2020
Weird Veggies to Try Growing This Year
05:46

It’s been a weird year, so why not mix it up by growing some WEIRD vegetables?

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Apr 16, 2020
Container Cucumber Varieties
03:56

Cukes are often seen as a sprawling, vining plant that takes over everything they touch. But today we look at bush and compact growing habit varieties that will grow well on your balcony or in your container garden.

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Apr 15, 2020
Container Tomato Varieties
04:41

As a small space gardener you might think certain crops get too unruly to grow - but there’s often a variety that will work. Today we look at container tomato varieties to consider.

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Apr 14, 2020
How to Grow Horseradish
06:31

Horseradish - you either love it or hate it...or if you’re a gardener...you GROW it. Today we dive into this interesting spicy root that’s beloved (or not) around the world.

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Apr 13, 2020
3 Easiest Seeds to Save From Your Garden
10:00

Want to get into saving your own seeds, but confused on the process? Brijette and I talk about the three easiest ones to save in today’s show.

About Brijette Peña

In 2010, when owner Brijette Peña came to the stark conclusion that few companies were producing regionally adapted seeds for Southern California climates, she took an oath. An oath to produce organic, regionally adapted seeds that gardeners, farmers and market growers could depend on.

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Apr 12, 2020
Best Seed Varieties for Balconies
07:31

Balcony gardening is booming, but variety selection is key, otherwise you’ll grow massive plants that will overtake your balcony and grow poorly. Here are some fantastic compact suggestions for you.

About Brijette Peña

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Apr 11, 2020
Southeast Seed Companies
06:45

Continuing the list, we tackle southern seed companies to support when shopping for seeds locally.

Eastern Seed Companies

Northern Seed Companies

Western Seed Companies

About Brijette Peña

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Apr 10, 2020
Northeast Seed Companies
06:34

Living up in northeast USA? Here’s a fantastic seed company to support. 

About Brijette Peña

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Apr 09, 2020
Pacific Northwest Seed Companies
04:29

If you live up in the pacific northwest, here are a few of Brijette’s favorite seed companies.

About Brijette Peña

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Apr 08, 2020
Southwest USA Seed Companies
05:23

Living in the southwest USA? Here are a few companies we think you should support with your gardening dollar.

About Brijette Peña

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Apr 07, 2020
Seeds are Selling Out Nationwide
10:02

There’s a mad rush on seeds in the USA and even globally. Why is this happening? I brought Brijette Peña of San Diego Seed Company back on the podcast to update us on her seed company as well as the national seed landscape right now.

About Brijette Peña

In 2010, when owner Brijette Peña came to the stark conclusion that few companies were producing regionally adapted seeds for Southern California climates, she took an oath. An oath to produce organic, regionally adapted seeds that gardeners, farmers and market growers could depend on.

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Apr 06, 2020
Don t Clean Your Garden Too Early in Spring
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Apr 05, 2020
Gardening Ergonomics
06:08

Make sure you're not wrecking your body as you garden!

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Apr 04, 2020
Growing a Clementine Tree!
08:20

You know those tiny oranges you buy in big bags at the store? The ones you can peel in one long strip that taste super sweet? They’re called clementines and they’re not exclusive to stores. You can grow them at home by having your own clementine tree!

Clementine Tree: Growing the Cutest Treat

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Apr 03, 2020
DIY Peat-Free Soil Mixes to Grow at Home
06:06

If you love DIY-ing and don’t want to use any more peat moss in your garden, here are a few fantastic peat-free recipes from my friend Stephanie Rose.

Garden Alchemy

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Apr 02, 2020
Growing Oregano 101
05:09

Today we talk about a simple plant, but packed with flavor and uses in the kitchen: oregano.

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Apr 01, 2020
Grow Your Own Toilet Paper
05:03

With all of the craze going on right now, I figured we should talk about growing your own toilet paper...but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!

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Mar 31, 2020
The Best T5 Fluorescent Grow Lights
06:20

If you’re sick of putting your seedlings in a windowsill that doesn’t get much sun, or you just want to super-charge your indoor gardening process, you should consider T5 grow lights. Your seedlings, herbs, and greens will respond immediately to the increased amount of light you’re giving them.

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Mar 30, 2020
Can You Plant a Tomato Directly In The Ground
04:49

Can you just plant a whole tomato in the ground? And if you do...what will happen?

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Mar 29, 2020
How to Grow a Guava Tree
08:08

Packed with vitamin C, the fruit of the guava tree is prized for its delicious flavor. These tropical wonders produce nearly four times the vitamin C of oranges, in fact! The leaves are used medicinally and are aromatic when crushed. And the tree’s bark is fascinating, too.

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Mar 28, 2020
How to Grow a Coffee Plant
07:03

Who says that coffee has to be limited to cafes, break rooms, and morning commutes? In this article, we’re introducing a new place to put your caffeine fix – the garden! That’s right, no matter where you live, you can grow your very own coffee plant.

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Mar 27, 2020
How Straw Bale Gardening is Helping End World Hunger
13:47

Aside from our own gardens, learn how Straw Bale Gardening is helping those in food-insecure areas begin producing more of their own homegrown food.

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Mar 26, 2020
Biggest Straw Bale Gardening Mistakes
10:25

Like many growing methods, a few crucial mistakes can handicap your results. Joel Karsten explains the most common ones you’ll run into with straw bales.

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Mar 25, 2020
Where to Get a Straw Bale and Different Types
09:37

If you’re sold on the straw bale garden method, it’s time to get a bale...but where? And are there different types? What about different materials? All of these questions and more are answered in today’s show.

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Mar 24, 2020
Best and Worst Crops for Straw Bale Gardening
07:03

Some crops thrive in straw bales, and some should be avoided...but which? Joel gives us his top recommendations in today’s show.

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Mar 23, 2020
Advantages to Straw Bale Gardening
07:56

Now that we know what straw bale gardening is, why should you consider it? Joel Karsten gives us some of the many advantages to gardening in straw bales.

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Mar 22, 2020
Straw Bale Gardening 101
07:59

How do you grow in straw bales? Joel Karsten walks us through the basic overview of this creative and unique growing method.

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Mar 21, 2020
The Story Behind Straw Bale Gardening
06:22

Today Joel Karsten joins us on the podcast to unveil the secrets of his method, Straw Bale Gardening, starting off with how he discovered the method.

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Mar 20, 2020
Making Medicine From Weeds
12:11

Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and is well-versed in using herbal remedies for practical applications. Learn some of her favorite ways to use herbs for your health.

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Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

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Mar 19, 2020
How to Turn Weeds Into Delicious Food
09:57

Learn how to work more “weeds” into your diet with delicious recipes, as well as the nutritional reasons why they’re good to add into your cooking.

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Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

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Mar 18, 2020
3 Ways to Use Plantain Not the Banana
09:15

No, not the Musa species banana you and I are familiar with. Plantain is a practically ubiquitous weed that is highly prized as a medicinal for many different applications.

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Mar 17, 2020
3 Ways to Use Chickweed
08:10

Chickweed has an incredible amount of uses in the garden, kitchen, and as a medicinal herb. Learn how Rosalee de la Foret uses chickweed in today’s show.

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Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

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Mar 16, 2020
3 Ways to Use Stinging Nettles
08:03

Despite the name, stinging nettles are a wonderful edible weed that substitute for kale, spinach, or other leafy greens. They also have a whole host of herbal benefits

Connect With Rosalee de la Foret:

Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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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, 2020
3 Ways to Use Dandelions
11:27

Dandelions are the most common “weed” in our gardens and lawn, but you can use EVERY part of this pernicious plant! Learn how with Rosalee de la Foret.

Connect With Rosalee de la Foret:

Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

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, 2020
The Many Benefits of Weeds
07:42

Today we have Rosalee de la Foret on the podcast, talking about using weeds and herbs more creatively in the garden, kitchen, and medicine cabinet.

Connect With Rosalee de la Foret:

Rosalee de la Foret is an herbalist and author of Wild Remedies publishing April 7th. She’s also written Alchemy of Herbs, about how to use herbs in your everyday life. 

Buy Birdies Garden Beds

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

Buy My Book

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

Follow Epic Gardening

Mar 13, 2020
Growing Ginger Indoors
04:49

Ginger is simple to grow from store-bought ginger provided you give it the right conditions. Learn how in today's show.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is available for sale! It's a complete guide to growing plants, no matter where you live. Here's how to order: 

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Learn MoreCucamelons: Grow Cute “Mouse Melons”

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is available for sale! It's a complete guide to growing plants, no matter where you live. Here's how to order: 

EPIC Raised Beds

I'm carrying Birdies Garden Products raised beds, the ones I use exclusively in my front yard garden. They're a corrugated Aluzinc steel, powder-coated raised bed designed to last a lifetime.

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Mar 12, 2020
5 Easy Lavender Growing Tips
04:52

Lavender is a wonderful pollinator plant, aromatic, and all-around useful plant. But many growers struggle with it, so here are 5 of my best tips for growing it.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is available for sale! It's a complete guide to growing plants, no matter where you live. Here's how to order: 

EPIC Raised Beds

I'm carrying Birdies Garden Products raised beds, the ones I use exclusively in my front yard garden. They're a corrugated Aluzinc steel, powder-coated raised bed designed to last a lifetime.

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Learn MoreCucamelons: Grow Cute “Mouse Melons”

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is available for sale! It's a complete guide to growing plants, no matter where you live. Here's how to order: 

EPIC Raised Beds

I'm carrying Birdies Garden Products raised beds, the ones I use exclusively in my front yard garden. They're a corrugated Aluzinc steel, powder-coated raised bed designed to last a lifetime.

Follow Epic Gardening

Mar 11, 2020
Do's and Don'ts of Community Gardening
05:13