Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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

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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
Stop Saying "I Don't Have a Green Thumb"
06:14

No one, and I mean NO ONE truly has a "brown thumb."

 

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Apr 20, 2019
8 Ways to Improve Your Garden Soil
06:59

Today's show focuses on 8 simple, cheap, or free ways you can start building your garden soil up.

 

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 19, 2019
5 Beneficial Bugs to Look For
04:42

We talk about pests often here on the podcast, but sometimes neglect those beneficial insects that make our gardening life much easier. Here are 5 to keep an eye out for in your garden.

 

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 18, 2019
What Does "Heirloom" Even Mean?
05:28

We hear about heirloom veggies all of the time, but do you know what 'heirloom' actually means? It's a bit tricky, so tune in to today's show.

 

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 17, 2019
Using Grass Clippings as Mulch
03:18

If you've got a lawn, you've got grass clippings. And if you've got grass clippings...you have FREE MULCH

Learn More: 20+ Cheap Mulch Ideas

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 16, 2019
Apocalypse Grow: April 8 Update
07:32

Today is April 8, with less than two months left to my Apocalypse Grow challenge, where I will grow, forage, or fish all of my food for a month. I'm scared...but it's fun at the same time. I figured I'd update you all as to where I'm at on this challenge.

 

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 15, 2019
Why Aren't My Radishes Bulbing?
03:37

Radishes are a wonderful crop - easy to squeeze in, easy to grow...unless they don't form bulbs. After all, that's why we grow them, right?

Here are 4 reasons why your radishes might not be bulbing up.

 

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 14, 2019
Soil Moisture Meters 101
05:07

Are you having problems deciding when it’s time to water? If so, you’re not alone. That’s where the best soil moisture meter comes into play. These useful devices help you decide when you should be hydrating your plants.

But there’s all kinds of them out there. They range from a few dollars to hundreds, and there’s a mix of types. Finding the best soil moisture meter can be a challenge.

Let me help you out with that!

Learn More: Best Soil Moisture Meters

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 13, 2019
Transplanting Snake Plants
04:12

Snake plants are a super-popular low-light tolerant succulent houseplant. They prefer being a bit rootbound, but eventually will need a repotting. Today's episode goes over how to do that successfully. 

Pre-Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 12, 2019
Bush Cucumbers: Hidden Secrets!
04:24

We think of cucumbers as trailing or vining plants, but there are a ton of compact, bush varieties you should consider when growing in smaller urban spaces.

Pre-Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 11, 2019
Pruning Strawberries 101
04:29

Today we talk about maximizing the yield of your strawberry plants, whether you're in your first year, growing June bearing, or ever bearing plants. There's a method for everyone!

Pre-Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 10, 2019
Field Guide to Urban Gardening
07:39

Today's episode is a humble ask from me to you: if you've gotten value from the gardening content I've put out there...consider pre-ordering my book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening.

In today's show I go into the details of what's in this book and why I think it's a great buy for you if you're a beginner to intermediate gardener looking to round out your knowledge.

Learn More: Pre-Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening Today

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 09, 2019
Saving Giant Veggie Seeds
11:16

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about the genetic component of growing massive veggies...saving their seeds and propagating a line of epic vegetables.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 08, 2019
Grow a Giant Cucumber from Seed
11:49

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about growing and pruning techniques to have an EPIC-sized cucumber.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 07, 2019
Growing GIANT Carrots
12:40

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about growing giant carrots, as well as growing LONG carrots...different techniques!

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 06, 2019
World Record Chili Peppers in Hydroponics
11:30

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about his approach to growing the world's largest chili pepper.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 05, 2019
Growing the World's Largest Cabbage
12:57

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about how he grew a cabbage that was the world's largest. Tons of epic tips!

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 04, 2019
Prepping Ground for Giant Veggies
09:42

Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg is on the podcast today, talking about how to prepare your soil for growing giant vegetables as well as winter preparation techniques to supercharge your soil.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 03, 2019
The History of Giant Vegetables
09:57

Today, I am pleased to welcome Kevin Fortey of Giant Veg on the podcast. He's a former world record holder for growing giant veggies, and his father pioneered the entire giant vegetable community. Today we go through the history of giant veg as well as Kevin's background in this unique field of gardening.

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Apr 02, 2019
Surviving Off Of Your Garden?
09:32

Steven Cornett and I riff on the Apocalypse Grow experiment, where I'm going to attempt to live off of my own garden, fishing, and foraging.

Connect with Steven

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Apr 01, 2019
Steven's Greenhouse and Microgreens
08:12

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! He just set up a new greenhouse, and is starting seeds and growing microgreens. He also riffs a bit on how you might set a greenhouse up on a budget.

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 Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 31, 2019
5 Ways to Use Bokashi Compost
07:41

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! He's been using the bokashi composting method for a while now and has found a few creative ways to use it in his market garden.

Connect with Steven

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 30, 2019
3 Different Trays for Seed Starting
06:13

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! He's experimenting with 3 different trays and methods for seed starting and shares his opinions on all of them in today's show.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 29, 2019
What Is Korean Natural Farming?
09:54

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! He's been experimenting with KNF, or Korean Natural Farming a lot lately. I brought him on to enlighten all of us as to what he's learned and its impact on the farm.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 28, 2019
Grow Bags: A Secret Weapon in the Garden
07:15

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! We talk about our tips and techniques for growing in portable grow bags on today's show.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 27, 2019
2 Year Market Farm Update
08:32

Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right is back on the podcast! We became friends in 2017 when I went over to his house to film a video on his market garden, and boy has he come a long way. Join us this week for some Epic episodes packed with information.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 26, 2019
Why You Need Air Plants in Your House
05:55

In this episode, Josh and I talk about why surrounding yourself with air plants (and plants in general) is a wonderful way to live.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 25, 2019
5 EPIC Tillandsia Species to Try
09:03

In this episode, Josh shares his 5 top Tillandsia species. Some of these I'd never heard of before, and they quickly made it onto my "must buy" list.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 24, 2019
How Josh Started a Plant Business
09:13

In this episode, Josh and I talk about the business side of living a life of plants. It's something people often don't talk about, but I think many of you who are interested in making a career out of plants will get a lot out of today's show.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 23, 2019
How to Display Air Plants in Your Home
09:08

In this episode, Josh and I talk about showing off your air plants! Because of their unique growing conditions, you can get much more creative with how you pepper them throughout your home.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 22, 2019
How to Keep an Air Plant Alive!
11:05

In this episode, Josh and I talk about how to stop killing your air plants. They can be a bit tricky to care for because they're so unlike most plants you'll grow in your garden.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 21, 2019
Where do Air Plants Grow in Nature?
06:01

In this episode, Josh and I talk about where air plants are endemic to, meaning where they're found in nature. Studying their natural environment gives us great information on how to care for a plant.

About Josh

Josh Rosen is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

Connect With Josh:

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 20, 2019
How do Air Plants Live Without Soil?
05:17

Today kicks off "Tillandsia Week" on the podcast, and I've brought on none other than Josh Rosen, the Air Plant Man! Josh is an expert in the care and collection of Tillandsia, and runs a landscape architecture and air plant design business.

In this episode, we look into how exactly air plants are able to live without one of the key ingredients we think plants need...soil!

Connect With Josh:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 19, 2019
How to Start Foraging Your Neighborhood
11:35

In our final episode with Dr. Mark, we talk about how to start connecting with your community through foraging. It might be 'strange' at first, but you'll quickly build social ties in your neighborhood that may have never happened!

Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend.

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 18, 2019
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
08:51

Weeds are valuable sources of information about what's actually happening in your soil. Learn what they can tell you about soil quality in today's show. Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend.

Types of Soils:

  • Nutrient-poor
  • Acidic
  • Basic
  • Compacted
  • Sandy
  • Clay
  • Nutrient-rich

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 17, 2019
Build a Permaculture Garden of Wild Edibles
09:54

Today, we talk about turning your garden into a lower-effort permaculture garden, growing "wild" edibles and allowing nature to take its course. Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend.

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 16, 2019
Eat and Drink Your Landscaping
08:06

Today, Dr. Mark and I talk about edible / drinkable landscaping. Instead of always choosing pure ornamentals, why not mix in some edibles to your landscape? Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend.

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 15, 2019
The Science of Poison Ivy
09:28

Today, Dr. Mark and I talk about the dreaded poison ivy - how to identify it, how it works, and how to treat it if you (unfortunately) have been affected. Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend.

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 14, 2019
How to Identify an Unknown Plant in the Garden
08:56

We're back with Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend. Today, he goes through his methodology for identifying unknown plants in your garden or on a foraging trip.

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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Mar 13, 2019
3 Common Edible "Weeds" You Should Know About
09:16

Stop! Before you pull those weeds in your garden, make sure they're not edible superfoods! Today kicks off an EPIC week with Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, a forager, permaculturist, and a formulation chemist for consumer products like Workman's Friend. He runs through a few COMMON edible weeds that you should think twice about pulling!

Connect with Dr. Mark:

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 12, 2019
Epic Rooftop Gardening Tips
11:16

Erika Nolan of Instar Farms is well-known for her work at the New Orleans Convention Center, designing and installing an incredible rooftop garden that produced tons of food and created a habitat for local pollinators. Today she shares how she accomplished this project!

Connect with Instar Farms

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 11, 2019
How Gardening Helped Our Mental Health
08:02

Mental health is no joke, it's not talked about anywhere near enough in our society, and gardening has a surprisingly powerful effect on it. Erika and I both share our stories with how gardening helped us live better lives.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 10, 2019
2 Ways to Keep Urban Chickens
09:31

Adding poultry to your garden can explode your food production as well as your garden fertility. Erika Nolan walks you through two ways she kept chickens, based on where she was living and her unique space challenges.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Mar 09, 2019
Tips to Maintain Your Edible Garden
09:53

Maintenance is the secret sauce of growing a healthy, gorgeous garden. All of these little tasks add up huge results. Erika Nolan from Instar Farms shares her unique maintenance routine for her clients' gardens.

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Mar 08, 2019
Best Apps, Tools and Techniques for Gardeners
11:22

Today we're chatting all about tips and tricks in the garden! From the best apps to the best techniques or gardening practices to take your garden to the next level. Erika Nolan of Instar Farms shares it all :)

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Mar 07, 2019
Running an Edible Gardening Business
12:10

As we continue with Erika Nolan of Instar Farms this week, we talk about the beginnings of her gardening design, installation, and maintenance company. How did it start? What mistakes did she make?

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Mar 06, 2019
Starting a Career Around Plants
10:04

As a plant lover, have you ever wanted to actually work with plants? How would you do that? Today I invited my friend Erika Nolan on the show to talk about her company, Instar Farms.

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Mar 05, 2019
Crown Bees Native Bee Network
10:11

In our final episode, Dave talks about his incredible Native Bee Network, which I am personally participating in this year with mason bees and leafcutter bees.

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Mar 04, 2019
What Environment Do Bees Love?
10:32

If you're sold on the idea of solitary bees in the garden, how do you keep them there by promoting a good environment? Learn in today's show.

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Mar 03, 2019
Solitary Hole-Nesting Bees
08:11

After the last few episodes, you might be wondering...what's the solution? Well, hole-nesting bees like Mason bees can be an incredible pollinator, and they're not too hard to cultivate in the garden.

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Mar 02, 2019
What's Going Wrong With The Bees?
11:14

Today, Dave Hunter and I talk about a different lens for what's going wrong with the bees. Are we "over-using" honey bees?

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Mar 01, 2019
How Bees Carry Pollen
12:16

Today, Dave and I talk about how different species of bees carry pollen, and what that means for your garden.

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Feb 28, 2019
Why Do We Even Need Bees?
08:22

Today, Dave Hunter and I discuss why bees are even necessary in our ecosystem, our garden, and our lives.

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Feb 27, 2019
Nature Always Wins
07:48

Today, we kick off an exciting week with Dave Hunter of Crown Bees. You're going to learn a ton about bees, and not just honey bees! Today's episode is a higher-level talk about the patterns of nature, and how we misuse them.

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Feb 26, 2019
3 Easy Seed Starting Tips
04:56

Here are three of my favorite tips for ensuring health, stocky, resilient seedlings for your garden.

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Feb 25, 2019
5 Perennial Flowers to Grow in 2019
05:05

I've neglected flowers in my garden for far too long, so here are 5 I'm adding to my borders this year!

 

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Feb 24, 2019
4 Ways to Harvest Worm Castings
06:19

The first step in successful vermicomposting is keeping the worms alive, reproducing, and recycling your food scraps and organic waste into beautiful worm castings. The second step involves how to harvest worm castings, ideally while disturbing the worms as little as possible, yielding you a relatively worm-free humus.

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Feb 23, 2019
Growing Ardisia, The Christmas Berry
05:57

Throughout the winter, the red, coral, or off-white berries of the ardisia plant can be seen. This has earned it the common name Christmas berry, and it can really be a bright spot in the winter landscape!

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Feb 22, 2019
4 Perennial Edibles To Grow
05:57

Tired of "re-starting" your edible garden every year? Try some of these perennial edibles for year after year of delicious harvest.

 

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Feb 21, 2019
Gardening as a Renter: My Tips for Success
06:30

If you're a renter and think you can't or shouldn't garden, think again! Here are my top tips for gardening in a shorter-term living space.

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Feb 20, 2019
How to Grow Curry Leaf
06:27

Ever grown curry leaf? It's a fantastic and easy herb to grow, especially if you're an Indian food lover (like me). Find out how in today's show.

 

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Feb 19, 2019
When are Root Crops Ready?
04:37

Because root crops grow under the soil, it can be hard to tell when they've come to maturity. But there are a few tips you can use to get a sense of whether it's time to pull your harvests from the ground!

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Feb 18, 2019
Hardening Off Explained
05:16

What is hardening off? Is it necessary? It's one of those "gardening lingo" terms that I think many people get confused by...including me when I started out! In today's episode I give a brief overview of the principle behind it, and how to do it with your seedlings.

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Feb 17, 2019
Cat Grass: Growing Tasty Treats For Your Feline Friends
05:04

So let’s talk cat grass care, from seed starting all the way through keeping it alive. We’ll discuss the different growing mediums available for cat grass and what’s best. And of course, we’ll talk about that all-important question… why do cats like this stuff anyway?

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Feb 16, 2019
My New Favorite Worm Composting System
07:06

When you think of worm composting, you probably think of a stackable tray system. Well, there's a different style out there and it's the one that I use as my go-to these days. It's called a continuous flow-through system, or CFT. Let's learn about it today.

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Feb 15, 2019
Creative Succession Planting Ideas
05:57

Succession planting is one of the most confusing and complicated tasks in the garden...or is it? Learn a few of my thoughts on how to make this process a lot easier, and streamline the harvest you get from your garden.

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Feb 14, 2019
How To Refresh Your Beds Each Season
07:21

Today's topic comes from my good friend Carrie from Artichokes and Okra. She's wondering how to refresh her soil every season as she harvests out of her raised beds.

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Feb 13, 2019
Cheap Raised Bed Soil Mix Options
06:55

Today's question comes from Instagram, and it's all about how to make raised bed soil mix on a budget. There are many approaches here, but the core of the strategy is to rely heavily on locally-sourced materials and cheaper inputs that do the same job as the more expensive varieties.

Learn More:  24 Cheap Mulch Ideas to Save Money

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Feb 12, 2019
Push Warm-Climate Plants to Grow Outside Their Zone
11:31

This is one of my favorite episodes in a while. David the Good talks about how to "Push the Zone" in your garden. Many of us want to grow tropicals, but we might live in an area that is traditionally colder and thought to be "impossible" to grow certain plants.

In today's episode, you'll learn why this isn't necessarily the case!

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Feb 11, 2019
Starting Your Own Plant Nursery
14:44

If you've ever wanted gardening to quite literally pay the bills, this episode is for you. David the Good shares the story of how he started a nursery as a child and how it grew into his adult years. He also gives some wisdom as to how you might start your very own :)

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Feb 10, 2019
Absolutely Must-Have Simple Gardening Tools
10:42

The garden tool industry is HUGE and every tool company wants to convince you that their new fancy gadget is the "one tool to rule them all."

Today David the Good shares his must have tools and you'll be surprised to see how simple and practical they are!

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Feb 09, 2019
Get Grafting! How to Graft 101
08:30

Ever wanted to learn the "ancient art" of grafting? I'll be honest, I've shied away from it as it's seemed a bit too complex to get into, but today David the Good shares his methods for how he gets grafting!

Check his Get Grafting! video as well.

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Feb 08, 2019
Growing Fruit Trees From Seed
11:24

We've talked about buying and planting fruit trees before, but what about growing your own from seed. Today David the Good and I talk about how it's not THAT scary, how you'll probably get some good fruit even if it's not 'perfect', and the joy of harvesting something you've grown all the way from a tiny seed!

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Feb 07, 2019
Super-Simple Compost "Rules"
13:43

Today, David the Good and I talk about how the "rules" of composting can sometimes be too complex, and how you can drastically simplify the composting process so it's not as intimidating!

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Feb 06, 2019
Growing Your Own Compost?
10:17

This week is a special one on the podcast...I have David The Good on! I've watched his YouTube channel since before I was doing Epic Gardening, so he's shaped my gardening life quite a bit.

Today we get into how to "grow" your own compost, mostly referring to planting plants specifically to chop them up and compost them!

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Feb 05, 2019
What Kind of Plant Parent Are You?
12:32

For our final episode with Maria of Bloom and Grow Radio, we're talking about YOU as a plant parent. Your own approach and psychology in relation to plants will help you choose what types of plants you should grow.

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Feb 04, 2019
Best Plants for Offices
08:31

If you work in an office that's devoid of plants, don't stand for it! Start sneaking some office-friendly plants in and build a little green paradise as you work :)

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Feb 03, 2019
How to Grow Plants in the Bathroom!
07:29

There's no reason your bathroom should be devoid of beautiful houseplants. Learn how to make your bathroom a true urban jungle with Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow Radio.

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Feb 02, 2019
4 Best Plants for Low Light Apartments
09:07

If you've got a low-light apartment but still want to grow some plants, we've got four epic suggestions for you to try out! Join Maria of Bloom and Grow radio and me on today's show.

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Feb 01, 2019
3 Best Plants for Sunny Windowsills
06:59

Today we're looking at a few recommendations for plants that will bloom and grow in a bright, sunny windowsill. Back with Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow!

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Jan 31, 2019
Houseplant Watering 101
12:29

Back with Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow, we're talking about houseplant watering and the many ways you can go wrong! Enjoy my friend :)

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Jan 30, 2019
Understanding Light Indoors 101
11:18

This week we've got Maria from Bloom and Grow radio on, for a fun and light week on light, houseplants, and indoor gardening! Hope you enjoy. Today we're talking about how to make sense of "bright, indirect light" and the other common indoor light terminology you'll hear.

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Jan 29, 2019
Weed Signals: What Creates Conditions for Weeds to Grow
11:08

 

Ah, weeds. Not something I've struggled with TOO much in my garden, but that's mostly due to its size. If you've wondered what signals weeds to grow in certain areas, this episode will BLOW your mind to pieces.

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Jan 28, 2019
How Insects and Plants Communicate...And How to Harness This Power
09:55

 

We've talked about insects and plants before with Jessica Walliser, but in the context of how beneficial bugs know where to munch on pests. This time with Nicole Masters, we're talking about how insects can tell which plants are unhealthy and good sources of food, and which to avoid.

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Jan 27, 2019
How to Tell What's In Your Soil
06:52

If you've been following along this week, you might be wondering, "OK cool. But how do I know what's actually in my soil microbe and organism wise? What can I do to find out?"

That's the subject of today's show. Nicole shares some awesome tips and tests to try out!

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Jan 26, 2019
What Protozoa and Nematodes Do In Your Soil
10:02

Most of us immediately think of the BAD nematodes, but did you know very few of them are actually bad for your plants? Most of them are quite helpful. Today we talk about their role, as well as the role of protozoa in soil.

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Jan 25, 2019
What Mycorrhizal Fungi Actually DO
07:20

You've probably heard the word mycorrhizal fungi before...but what do these things actually do in the soil and in the garden? Today we get deep into that very question, as well as give you some tips on making sure your soil is full of them!

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Jan 24, 2019
Quorum Signalling: How Microbes and Plants Talk
07:31

Today Nicole and I chat about quorum signalling, which is an incredibly interesting phenomenon that will blow your mind. I won't give too much away, but it'll help you tie together your understanding of the soil food web.

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Jan 23, 2019
The Gut-Soil-Microbe Connection
07:39

Today, we kick off a super interesting week with Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils. She's an international agroecologist and systems thinker who blew my mind multiple times in this week of shows.

In today's show we're talking about how the 'gut' of a plant is outside of it's body...in the soil! And how that reframing helps you in the garden.

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Jan 22, 2019
Edible Flower Cocktails
04:22

I bet you've been waiting for this episode all week, I know I have ;) - how to incorporate edible flowers into your cocktails and drinks! If you have a favorite recipe, shoot me an email!

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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Jan 21, 2019
Baking With Edible Flowers
05:41

Time to turn on your sweet tooth! Learn the best way to incorporate flowers into your baking...I learned a lot in today's show, as a budding baker myself.

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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Jan 20, 2019
Cooking With Edible Flowers
04:01

They look nice, but how do you actually use them in the kitchen? Edible flowers are edible, after all ;)

Learn how to incorporate them into your cooking!

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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Jan 19, 2019
Harvesting and Storing Flowers
04:58

Wondering how to store your flowers for the best flavor, shelf life, and more? Wonder no more, as Bee of Flora Cocina shares her wisdom.

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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Jan 18, 2019
Bee's Favorite Edible Flowers To Use
04:09

Bee gives us her top edible flowers, as well as a couple usage tips :)

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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Jan 17, 2019
Best Edible Flowers to Grow
06:48

Today, learn which edible flowers you should consider growing in your garden as well as a bit about how to use each, with Bee of Flora Cocina.

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

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My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Jan 16, 2019
Why You Should Grow Edible Flowers
04:05

This week we're talking about edible flowers with my friend Bee of Flora Cocina, an edible flower expert! You're going to learn a lot about using all parts of your plants in the garden this week...I'm excited!

About Bee

An accomplished cook, she creates singular recipes or complete menus featuring flowers as integral components, as well as handcrafted floral products to bring your own cooking to new heights.

Learn More: 

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers!

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Jan 15, 2019
Epic Worm Food Recipe for Vermicomposting
04:34

Are you baffled by what to feed worms to produce great compost? Most people new to worm composting are at a loss for what goes in there, other than the obvious vegetable scraps or melon peels.

Most red wigglers or European nightcrawlers will eat almost anything. The average worm will consume half its body weight in food per day. If you start with a pound of worms, they should eat a half-pound of food per day, and so on.

But like all compost, what you put into it will change what the finished compost’s quality is. So let’s go over a short list of what to feed worms to supercharge your worm poop and feed your plants!

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa meal
  • 1/8 cup dried and powdered eggshells (microwave or bake these first to eliminate the risk of salmonella)
  • 1/8 cup azomite

Learn More: What To Feed Worms For Epic Vermicompost

 

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Jan 14, 2019
Living Off Of Your Own Food For a YEAR
22:59

What if you had to live off of only what you could grow or forage for an ENTIRE year? You can't even buy your own oils, salts, etc...EVERYTHING has to come from your own labor. Well, that's what Rob is doing. Find out how he's approaching it.

About Rob

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.

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Jan 13, 2019
How to Grow Food for Free
14:41

You can spend a bunch of money on gardening tools, gear, seeds, etc...or if you're more budget-conscious, you can grow food for nearly free. It'll take a bit more time, but you'll also plug into your community and get connected to new neighbors and friends.

About Rob

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Jan 12, 2019
Rob's Tips for Beginner Gardeners
09:47

Everyone has their own challenges in the garden...but there are a few common mistakes that almost every beginner makes. If you're gardening for the first time this season or just want to brush up on your green thumb skills...check out Rob's best beginner tips.

About Rob

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.

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Jan 11, 2019
The Free Seed Project
12:24

Rob Greenfield is known for his attention-grabbing activist campaigns, and The Free Seed Project + Gardens for Single Moms are no exception. 

About Rob

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Jan 10, 2019
The Community Fruit Tree Project
11:01

What if you could walk outside in your neighborhood and pick an abundant amount of fruit? Well...with Rob Greenfield's Community Fruit Tree project, you can! He's started a collective fruit tree care network in Orlando, which is easily replicated to other areas of the world.

About Rob

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Jan 09, 2019
Growing in Other Peoples Front Yards...
11:14

What if you didn't need ANY land to grow your own food? Sound impossible? Well, Rob Greenfield is doing it...and doing it well! Today kicks off the first of six episodes with Rob, who's a multi-talented activist and gardener with a TON of knowledge to share.

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Jan 08, 2019
How to Start Seeds Indoors Under Lights
11:45

As Spring approaches, learn how to best start seeds indoors as well as the major mistakes most newbie gardeners will make. I've definitely made some of these myself!

About Leslie Halleck

Leslie is a Degreed & Certified Professional Horticulturist with 25 years of Green Industry, and has a WEALTH of knowledge about growing under artificial lighting.

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Jan 07, 2019
Growing Citrus Trees Indoors?!
09:09

Did you know that you can keep your citrus indoors in the winter...and if you're REALLY epic, you can grow them indoors all year long? Learn how in today's show.

About Leslie Halleck

Leslie is a Degreed & Certified Professional Horticulturist with 25 years of Green Industry, and has a WEALTH of knowledge about growing under artificial lighting.

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Jan 06, 2019
Best Edibles to Grow Indoors
06:27

If you're more of an edibles-focused gardener (like me), you're probably wondering which you can grow indoors! Find out in today's show with Leslie.

About Leslie Halleck

Leslie is a Degreed & Certified Professional Horticulturist with 25 years of Green Industry, and has a WEALTH of knowledge about growing under artificial lighting.

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Jan 05, 2019
Plants That NEED Lighting Indoors
07:12

There are some plants you simply CAN'T grow indoors without supplemental light. Even a south-facing, bright window isn't enough. Find out which in today's show.

About Leslie Halleck

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Jan 04, 2019
How Long to Light Plants Indoors?
12:44

Today, Leslie and I chat about how long plants need to be lit when growing indoors. We get into the nerdy weeds here, but I think you'll appreciate the deeper understanding :)

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Jan 03, 2019
HID Grow Lights Explained
12:59

Today, Leslie and I riff on High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting. It's one of the most popular types of grow lights out there, but there are a few different types, so learn which are best for your garden in today's show.

About Leslie Halleck

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Jan 02, 2019
Understanding Light 101 - Terminology
11:07

Welcome to 2019 everyone! I figured I'd bring on the author of one of my favorite books of late, Leslie Halleck. She's a Degreed & Certified Professional Horticulturist with 25 years of Green Industry, and has a WEALTH of knowledge about growing under artificial lighting.

In today's show, we talk about the common terminology used in lighting and demystify which ones actually matter.

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Jan 01, 2019
Goodbye 2018!
53

Hey all - taking some time off until the new year. See you January 1st :)

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Dec 24, 2018
Talking Life and Plants with Khaled
18:30

For our last episode, Khaled and I got a little wild and talked life, success, plants, farming, and the future. It's a departure from the normal gardening-focused podcasts I do, so please let me know your thoughts!

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Dec 23, 2018
The Future of Business in Agriculture
16:09

We all know agriculture is changing...but how? I've had many guests in the ag movement on the podcast, but I think Khaled has an interesting perspective to share based on his unique background.

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Dec 22, 2018
Advanced Strawberry Cultivation Techniques
11:43

Strawberries can give gardeners a hard time...I know they have for me. Today Khaled gives us his EPIC wisdom on how he gets perfect strawberries, which are one of the most popular and profitable crops he grows.

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Dec 21, 2018
Growing Vertically 101
11:42

If there's anything Khaled is known for, it's his ability to grow seemingly any plant in a vertical system of some kind. Today we talk about how he does that, and how you can too!

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Dec 20, 2018
Growing in Rain Gutters 101
12:29

Khaled is most famous on the internet for his ability to grow gorgeous, highly-productive plants in rain gutters. Today we talk about exactly how he's able to do this so you can take this to your home garden and have an epic harvest.

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Dec 19, 2018
Khaled's New Farm and Epic 2019 Goals
11:27

Today we dive deep into Khaled / The Plant Charmer's new farm setup, his goals for 2019, and his thoughts on making organic farming a viable competitor on price AND efficiency when compared to traditional farming.

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Dec 18, 2018
The Best Urban Gardener I Know
12:43

It's been a YEAR since I've talked with my good friend Khaled, better known as The Plant Charmer on the internet. A lot has changed with his urban farm, so I brought him back for an entire week of Epic growing wisdom.

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Dec 17, 2018
Companion Planting Rosemary
03:54

Rosemary is a vital herb not only for its culinary use, but its ability to repel certain pests. Learn which plants to combine with your rosemary!

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Dec 16, 2018
Using Your Christmas Tree in the Garden
02:40

Christmas trees are great...but they're even better when repurposed after Christmas is over to improve your garden!

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Dec 15, 2018
Fixing Christmas Cactus Bud Drop
03:50

Ah, Christmas. That beautiful time of year when everyone starts thinking about pine trees, poinsettias, and cacti, candy canes and… Wait, cacti?​ Here's what to do if your Christmas cactus starts to drop buds.

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Dec 14, 2018
The Best Plant ID Apps
03:25

Let's get a bit technological today with some of the plant apps out there for your smartphone! Most of these either use image recognition software or human experts to help you identify, grow, and troubleshoot your plants.

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Dec 13, 2018
6 Gourmet Mushrooms to Grow at Home
05:44

Mushrooms may seem difficult to grow, but they're surprisingly easy if you start simple with some of the easier varieties. Today we're learning about 6 different types of gourmet mushrooms that are easy to grow at home!

Learn More: How To Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms (For Fun Or Profit)

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Dec 12, 2018
Fish Fertilizer 101
06:47

The idea of fish fertilizer may sound strange. How can fish provide a food source for my plants?

But it shouldn’t come as any surprise that like all other natural products, fish can be a great fertilizer. Chock-full of vitamins, amino acids, proteins and more, fish fertilizers are organic. They offer other micronutrients which standard NPK fertilizers lack.

Yes, they can have a fishy smell to them, but once diluted, the smell fades quickly. And your plants will love them. You’ll grow to love them too!

Interested? Let’s dive into the wonderful world of fish fertilizers and supplements. We’ll discuss the benefits that these can provide to us. I’ve even got a great story from a pro who relates the story of his first experience making some! And even if you don’t want to make it, I can help you find places to buy it in the US and beyond.

Recommended Fish Meals:

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Dec 11, 2018
Best Crops for Survival?
05:49

What are the best crops to grow if you HAD to live off of your land? I explore that in today's podcast, and outline some of my plans for my May 2019 Apocalypse Grow challenge.

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Dec 10, 2018
Growing For The Apocalypse?
06:19

What would you do if you had to live off of ONLY what you grew at your home? Well, I'm about to find out...in May, I am going to survive off of only my own food for a month. I'm calling it the Apocalypse Grow challenge, and I'm inviting you to help me plan for this epic journey!

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Dec 10, 2018
How to Be a Good "Parent Gardener"
14:18

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Our final episode together talks about blending the tasks of parenthood with the tasks in the garden. How to bring your children into the fold and teach them valuable lessons that will last a lifetime.

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Dec 08, 2018
Neighbors, HOAs, and Growing Anyways
13:41

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today's episode focuses on navigating pesky neighbors and growing and landscaping under HOA rules.

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Dec 07, 2018
Easy Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal
11:16

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today's episode focuses on curb appeal, or how to make your yard attractive to passers-by. You might not think this is important, but it matters not only for the pure aesthetic value, but so your neighbors aren't bugged by your yard and causing you all sorts of problems!

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Dec 06, 2018
Low-Maintenance Plants For The Yard
10:22

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today's episode focuses on selecting low-maintenance plants that are effective, productive, and most importantly don't waste a lot of your time on cleanup and pruning!

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Dec 05, 2018
Time Saving Hacks For Your Yard
10:57

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today's episode focuses on some simple things you can do to save time when working in the yard.

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Dec 04, 2018
Avoid These Common Landscaping MISTAKES
09:48

We're back with Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today's episode focuses on the mistakes beginners make when landscaping their yards. Avoid these and save yourself a TON of time, money, and effort!

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Dec 03, 2018
Living With Purpose Through Landscapes
08:16

Today we're mixing it up with a higher-level look at our gardens and landscapes. I brought on my friend Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards. He's a landscaper who focuses on blending edible + ornamental landscapes into your life, connecting more with your community, and making an impact on the environment as a whole.

Today we're starting off with how living with purpose can be achieved partially through your landscaping choices.

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Dec 02, 2018
Marimo Moss Balls ;)
11:52

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, talking about marimo moss balls, which sound like a dirty plant name, don't they? They're a super unique 'plant' that are found in cold lakes in a few countries around the world, but are now cultivated commercially. Find out how to care for these bad boys.

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Dec 01, 2018
Growing a String of Hearts Plant
08:21

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, talking about the famous String of Hearts plant, or Ceropegia woodii. This trailing succulent is absolutely gorgeous and somewhat easy to care for...but there are a few things to watch out for!

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Nov 30, 2018
3 Easy Ways to Propagate Succulents
11:39

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, talking about the nitty gritty of succulent propagation. Despite being easy plants to propagate, there are some details that you need to know before starting your journey. They also take a while, so be sure to exercise patience ;)

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Nov 29, 2018
Why Houseplants Need Each Other
07:32

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, talking about the benefits of growing houseplants in clusters as opposed to standalone. It sounds a bit funky, but once you get into the practical benefits, it makes a lot of sense!

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Nov 28, 2018
Showering With Ferns?
06:14

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, sharing specific tips for fern care. If you're like me, ferns are some of the most challenging indoor plants to grow. They're finicky and sensitive, but so beautiful that they're worth the effort!

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Nov 27, 2018
Watering Plants Via Aerial Roots?
06:22

Today Karina from Sacred Elements is back, talking about how to water your plants via their aerial roots. Super creative technique, especially if you're dealing with annoying pests like fungus gnats.

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Nov 26, 2018
Growing Breadseed Poppies
10:14

Today my friend Karina of Sacred Elements joins us to talk about growing breadseed poppies, which have some of the coolest looking seed pods you'll ever find.

Karina is a "Jill of all trades" and has an incredible aesthetic eye, boundless creativity and a fantastic mind for houseplant care. Hope you enjoy the show.

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Nov 25, 2018
How Plants TALK to Bugs
16:30

Back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

Our final episode together legitimately BLEW MY MIND. The level of detail and intricacy in which plants react to the presence of bugs, and in turn how bugs detect signals plants give off is truly awe-inspiring.

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Nov 24, 2018
Understanding The Predator-Prey Cycle
09:22

Back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

Today's show is a crucial one to listen to. We talk about the predator-prey cycle, and how many gardeners kill off all of the prey that beneficial insects love to munch on RIGHT at the moment that their populations are large enough to actually attract beneficials!

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Nov 23, 2018
Should You Buy Beneficial Insects?
10:20

Back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

Today we discuss the benefits and downsides of buying beneficial insects, instead of cultivating the natural beneficials in your environment. Lots to learn in this one!

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Nov 22, 2018
DONT Clean the Garden in Fall?!
11:24

Back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

Again, Jessica comes in with some interesting info that might contradict "common" gardening wisdom. By not cleaning up in the fall, you're actually doing quite a bit for the overall ecosystem in the garden.

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Nov 21, 2018
Why You Should NEVER Spray Your Plants
15:01

Back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

You probably read today's title and thought, "He can't be serious...can he? What if I have a serious pest infestation?!" Well, Jessica makes a strong case why spraying of ANY kind (even organic) may not be the best idea. Tune in and find out why.

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Nov 20, 2018
Identifying Good Bugs In The Garden
10:21

We're back with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

Today we're talking about how to identify the good bugs in the garden. There are a ton of them, and most of us have no idea what they are! Enjoy today's show...I know I did!

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Nov 19, 2018
Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden
11:26

Today's episode kicks off a 7-day series about beneficial bugs that I GUARANTEE will change how you approach your garden. I'm chatting with Jessica Walliser, the author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control.

She's trained in horticulture and has a ton of experience with bugs  of all kinds. Trust me when I say this series is going to blow your mind. Thanks for joining in.

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Nov 18, 2018
Common Vermicomposting Mistakes!
07:53

In our final episode with Emily the Crazy Worm Lady, we go through some rapid-fire mistakes and solutions when composting with worms!

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Nov 17, 2018
4 Different Types of Worms
09:44

Red wigglers are the common composting worm, but there are three others that Emily the Crazy Worm Lady has raised. Learn what she thinks about them in today's show!

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Nov 16, 2018
Busting Vermicomposting Myths!
09:19

What is true about worm composting, and what is just a myth? Emily the Crazy Worm Lady tested a bunch of the conventional wisdom and shares what she learned in today's show!

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Nov 15, 2018
4 Ways to Use Worm Castings In The Garden
09:19

Once you've successfully produced some castings, how should you best use them in the garden? That's what we're digging into in today's show with Emily Leuba, the Crazy Worm Lady.

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Nov 14, 2018
Saving Landfills By Worm Composting
07:55

In today's episode, we learn how much waste Emily is saving from the landfill, as well as how she creates her own bedding for her bins (including what to use).

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Nov 13, 2018
Vermicomposting vs. Other Methods
08:21

Why should you vermicompost compared to other methods of composting? We get into that in today's show with Emily Leuba, the Crazy Worm Lady.

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Nov 12, 2018
The Crazy Worm Lady
08:12

Today kicks off the first episode of a 7-part series with Emily Leuba, the Crazy Worm Lady! She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of worm composting, so let's get into it!

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Nov 11, 2018
Hoya Plant: How To Grow And Care For The Wax Plant
06:54

Epiphytic hoya plant, also known as the wax plant, is a popular houseplant. With clusters of star-shaped flowers adorning it, this waxy-looking species survives with only the bare minimum of care. But what does that care entail?

Today we’ll delve into the sweetly-scented world of the hoya plant to learn all about the best way to grow it. Every aspect of its care will be mentioned, from watering all the way through propagation.

By the time we’re done, you will be a hoya expert, and you’ll want to grow this bright, starry-flowered and aromatic plant at your home!

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Nov 10, 2018
Winter Gardening To-Dos
03:52

There's a lot more you can do in winter than you think! Today's show goes through a couple of tasks to keep in mind as the temperatures drop and the days shorten.

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Nov 09, 2018
3 Raised Bed Designs I Like
07:53

In today's show, I go through my three favorite raised bed designs. One is sold by a company, one requires no tools, and the other is dirt-cheap!

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Nov 08, 2018
Magnesium: How Do Plants Use It?
05:39

Magnesium is a critical nutrient in plant growth, specifically for photosynthesis. Learn how plants use it, how to tell if your plant is deficient in it, and how to add more magnesium to your soil!

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Nov 07, 2018
Propagating Spider Plants
03:55

Spider plants are one of the easier houseplants to take care of, and you can grow them forever off of just one plant if you know how to propagate them!

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Nov 06, 2018
Edible Weeds To Try at Home
04:24

The world of weeds is more interesting than you might imagine. Today's show profiles 7 weeds that are edible AND nutritious.

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Nov 05, 2018
Eating Weeds From The Sidewalk
04:32

There's a weed growing in your sidewalk crack that you can eat. It's nutritionally dense and easy to grow...so find out what it is in today's show.

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Nov 04, 2018
How to Grow GIANT Veggies
07:51

Ever seen those giant veggies and wondered "How the heck do they grow them THAT big?!" In today's episode we go over the absolute basics to growing giant veg.

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Nov 03, 2018
5 Unusual Root Veggies
05:22

As we're in fall, it's a great time to mix root crops into the garden...but have you tried some of the "weird" ones? Today we look at 5 you may never have considered!

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Nov 02, 2018
Growing Moringa from Seed
06:06

I recently acquired some moringa seeds from a fellow gardener, @cubangardener on Instagram.

Excited, I started to research moringa and discovered it's an incredible plant with a TON of benefits!

Learn how to get moringa trees established in today's show.

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Nov 01, 2018
The Almighty Pothos Plant
07:17

What if I told you that the devil’s ivy plant was given that name because it’s nearly impossible to kill?

As a houseplant enthusiast, any plant that’s hard to kill is a plant that I want to grow! ​

Learn More: Golden Pothos Care – Growing The Devil’s Ivy Plant

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Oct 31, 2018
Back to Eden Gardening
07:01

Have you heard of the Back to Eden gardening method? If not, you should. This gardening technique will greatly improve your soil tilth and fertility over time. It promises a major reduction in tough weeds and the ability to grow almost everywhere. Water conservationists should rejoice, as this technique is great for drought conditions. But what exactly is the Back To Eden gardening method? Let’s break it down to a barebones layout of how it works and how to do your own. It does take time, but it will reduce your labor over future years and make gardening an enjoyable, easy task.

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Oct 30, 2018
Growing the Money Tree Plant
05:04

Do the names “Saba Nut” or “Malabar Chestnut” bring visions of dollars, coins, and other forms of monetary wealth to mind? No?

What if I were to mention the Pachira plant?​ Still no mental pictures of riches?​

That might be because you haven’t heard these other names for the Pachira Money Tree plant.​ Ah, perhaps now you see the greenbacks dancing behind your eyes! And now you want to know more about this plant for funding your gardening passion.​

Well, it may not bring you the money you desire but it will certainly bring a bit of beauty and uniqueness to your home and garden. Read on for more information about the care and feeding of this distinctive plant.​

Learn More: Money Tree Plant (Pachira Aquatica) Care and Growing Tips

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Oct 29, 2018
Aerating a Lawn 101
06:59

Although I mostly write about gardening, from time to time I like to touch on other yard-related activities… Including the lawn.

For some, the lawn is a staple of the yard, and proper lawn care is something to be sought after. When thinking of lawn care, fertilizing, mowing, and edging come to mind. But aeration? Dethatching?

These are less common practices that are absolutely vital to proper lawn care.

In this episode, I’ll look at what aeration is, why it’s important, and which lawn aeration products are the best on the market.

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Oct 28, 2018
9 Weird Houseplants to Try
05:34

There are a ton of popular houseplants on Instagram these days...but there are also some rare or uncommon ones that most people don't mention...or even know about! Here are 9 to consider if you're looking to up your houseplant game

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Oct 27, 2018
How to Get Free Houseplants
11:00

Houseplants are all the rage right now...but they're also starting to cost a pretty penny! Learn how to propagate them and you'll slowly start to develop a houseplant jungle that costs you nothing...and builds your green thumb!

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Oct 26, 2018
Gardening Indoors in the Fall and Winter
07:46

If you're in a zone that has a hard time growing in the fall and winter, don't fear...just bring your garden indoors! Here are some of my top tips as far as lighting your indoor garden.

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Oct 25, 2018
New Plants & Varieties to Grow Next Season
05:15

Sometimes it's fun to mix it up in the garden, whether you want to experiment with an entirely new plant, or simply another variety of a commonly-grown on. Here are a few suggestions to spice up your garden this coming season!

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Oct 24, 2018
Narcissus Flowers: Daffodils and Jonquils To Brighten The Garden
09:26

We all love the early flowers of the spring months. But some of these should be started in the fall to produce those gorgeous displays. Narcissus flowers are high on that list. Daffodils, jonquils, and narcissus are all from the same genus of plant, and are easy plants to care for.

These produce bright, showy flowers in sunny spots, delighting the eyes. And a few even produce a sweet scent, too! Excited to see narcissus flowers springing up after a cold winter? You’re not alone.

Read on to discover exactly how to have this prolific spring surprise appear!

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Oct 23, 2018
Whiteflies: How To Wipe Out These Tiny White Insects For Good
08:07

Much like aphids, whiteflies are a scourge in the garden. These tiny pale pests suck the sap from plants and spread diseases. Worse yet, they’re so miniscule that they can fit through a lot of mesh screening. Because of this, the whitefly is also a major problem in greenhouses and indoor growing spaces.

But don’t panic, you can eliminate these white insects from your greenhouse or garden. Let’s talk about whiteflies, how they multiply, and how to get rid of them!

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Oct 22, 2018
CFL Grow Lights: The Ultimate Guide
08:52

When I first started growing plants indoors and in hydroponic systems, I had no clue what I was doing.

There are a lot of concepts to learn as a beginner to hydroponics, but lighting is by far the most complex.  There are so many different types of indoor grow lights, let alone learning about the properties of light itself and how plants use it to grow.​

I decided to start with the cheapest, most basic types of light out there: compact fluorescent bulbs, or CFLs.​  They’re a great starting light for beginners because they’re cheap, easy to find, and do a damn good job of growing many different types of plants.

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Oct 21, 2018
Ground Cover Plants As Lawn Replacements & Borders
07:07

Are you looking for ground cover plants? Because oh, are there a huge number of these plants available. They range in size from only an inch or two to nearly a foot tall. Some creep steadily along the ground, where others grow up, flop over, and then trail out.

If you’re concerned about soil erosion, or sick of your lawn, ground cover plants are for you. Landscaping professionals love them as they can be used to create curves of color. They can grow around the bases of shrubs or bushes in the yard. And they’ll even look good right at the root area of your ornate fruit trees.

So let’s go over some information about how best to utilize ground cover plants in your yard. We’ll explore a few popular ones for each of multiple categories. Then all that you’ll need to do is to start seeds and get to planting!

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Oct 20, 2018
How I Started a Microgreens Business
08:03

 It's no secret I'm big on microgreens...but why? Turns out I have a long and storied history with these little green plants :)

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Oct 19, 2018
Opossums in the Garden
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Today's question comes from Brittany, who wants to know how to prevent possums (actually opossums) from munching on her garden bounty.

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Oct 18, 2018
What is Elephant Garlic?
05:14

 Is elephant garlic...garlic? Where did it get its name? Why should you grow it? All of these questions (and more) answered in today's episode.

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Oct 17, 2018
Onion Sets vs Seedlings
05:05

 A common point of confusion is that planting onion seeds and onion sets is the same thing - onion sets are just a sped up version of seedlings. While this is technically true, there are some important considerations before you go out and buy a few pounds of sets!

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Oct 16, 2018
Monstera Deliciosa: Growing Delicious Monsters At Home
09:48

 Do you like to make your indoor space look like a veritable jungle? If so, you’ll need to grow monstera deliciosa. This giant-leaved climbing plant can really liven up your living room.

Indoor specimens often grow to 4-5 feet in height. Those which grow in their native rainforest environments can often get to ten feet or more!

These plants themselves aren’t edible, and in fact they’re poisonous. But they produce a fruit called the monster fruit which is edible when ripe. Don’t bite into an unripe one, though! These fruits are full of oxalic acid when unripe and can irritate your throat!

With a scientific name that literally means “delicious monster”, you can’t go wrong. This unusual plant will bring lots of tropical color to your living space!

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Oct 15, 2018
The Farmers of the Future
09:48

In our final episode with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, we get into how they're developing future farmers and green-movement leaders with their Next-Gen Farmer Training Program. HIGHLY recommend you check this out if you've thought of making farming or working in the future of food your life's work.

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Oct 14, 2018
Economics of Urban Farming
11:09

Back with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, we're talking about the economics and business model of urban farming. It's simply reality that you must consider these factors when deciding on the viability of urban farming, so let's get into it!

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Oct 13, 2018
Lighting for Urban Farming Projects
12:36

Back with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, we're talking about the lighting technology they use in their shipping containers and why they went with that method. We also touch on some other farming projects in the city and how they stack up against SRG.

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Oct 12, 2018
Hydroponics in a Shipping Container
06:51

Back with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, today we get into the nitty-gritty of how they set up their hydroponic systems to produce bountiful harvests of greens, herbs, and more.

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Oct 11, 2018
Artificial Intelligence & Gardening
10:18

We're back with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, talking about how data collection, machine learning, and artificial intelligence help increase yields in the garden.

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Oct 10, 2018
Growing in Shipping Containers
11:10

 Today kicks off a 6-part series with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots Grow, an urban farming company in New York City that focuses on developing the next generation of urban farmers. They grow in shipping containers and use data and artificial intelligence to continually improve their yields and efficiency.

It's a fascinating project and I think you'll learn a lot over the next six episodes...so let's dive in!

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Oct 09, 2018
Soundscaping the Garden
03:55

The garden can be the most magical place at your home.

For many people, their garden is a safe haven. Surrounding yourself with foliage and flowers that you’ve grown is satisfying! It can also be a wonderful place to relax and absorb nature.

But the garden needs more than just beautiful sights and smells. Another essential element in the garden is sound. This adds more life to your garden and makes it even more inviting.

Here’s some simple ways for you to bring audible elements to your garden.

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Oct 08, 2018
Pill Bugs: Good Bugs Or Bad? They Might Be Both!
08:38

Roly poly, doodle bugs, or pill bugs… whatever you call them, these are popular little garden dwellers.

Children play with them, fascinated by their ability to roll up into a little ball. Frogs and lizards find them to be tasty treats. And we find them in every part of the United States as well as widespread abroad.

But are pillbugs in garden settings a problem? More and more often, people ask if pill bugs in the garden are friend or foe.

Let’s examine that in depth! I’ll also help you learn how to prevent them from becoming a real problem dweller. And we’ll discuss how they can be a beneficial addition to certain portions of your yard.

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Oct 07, 2018
Growing Beets: Problems, Pests, and Diseases
05:24

In the final part of our beets mini-series, we dive into the many problems you might run into when growing beets. Fortunately most of these are preventable or easily manageable, so you can still have a nice bounty of bulbous beets!

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Oct 06, 2018
Growing Beets: Planting, Conditions, Harvesting
08:46

In part 2/3 of our beets mini-series we're getting into the meat! How to plant, the growing conditions that beets love, and how to harvest and store both the greens and the roots.

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Oct 05, 2018
Growing Beets: History and Types
07:56

 Beets have gotten a bad rep over the years as being strange red things on salad bars. But they don’t have to be, and growing beets at home is easy and fun!

Available in multiple colors including a naturally-occurring striped version, beets are vitamin-packed. Full of healthy potassium, manganese, folate and vitamin B2, they’re low-calorie. And they’re delicious.

We’ve all heard the horror stories about beets staining things, and they’re true. Red beets have long been used as a form of dye. But not all beets have the classic red-purple coloring, and many are stain-free!

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Oct 04, 2018
Growing Basil and Lettuce On Rooftops in NYC
08:52

The awesomely-named Gotham Greens is a rooftop hydroponic operation, with greenhouses in Chicago and NYC. They grow incredibly fresh and hyper-local greens and herbs in NFT channels at scale. In today's show I go into what I learned touring through the facilities!

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Oct 03, 2018
Growing in 3,200 Milk Crates in Manhattan
09:16

What if I told you there's a garden in Manhattan on some of the most expensive real estate in the country? Better yet, that they're growing with 3,200 individual milk crates for a celebrity-chef owned restaurant? Well...it's real. And I went there.

Watch the full video tour here.

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Oct 02, 2018
6 Ways to Improve Soil
06:29

Soil is the bedrock of our gardens, so it only makes sense that we figure out exactly how to improve it and make it really perform for us. Here are 6 tried-and-true methods I've used!

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Oct 01, 2018
Best Plants for Aquaponics?
04:38

I haven't talked about aquaponics in a while here on the podcast, so I figured I'd re-introduce the topic with a few recommendations on plants that do well in an aquaponics system.

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Sep 30, 2018
Growing "Bachelor Buttons"
07:36

One of my favorite flowers, bachelor buttons are sometimes called cornflowers. And it’s from there that the color “cornflower blue” derives its name!

Also called basket flowers, blue bonnets, blue cap and many other names, this popular plant is a hardy annual. It blooms from spring through the fall months in an array of color. Leave some of the spent flowers on the plant, and it’ll happily reseed its bed and grow again next year.

But what are bachelor’s buttons, and are they all blue? Do they prefer sunlight or shade? How much water do they need? We’ll cover all this and more today as we explore the world of the bachelor’s button!

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Sep 29, 2018
Carrot Problems? Here's How To Solve Them
08:49

Today is the last day of our carrot mini-series, and it's a long one! We get into every problem you're likely to face when growing these delicious root veggies!

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Sep 28, 2018
How to GROW Carrots
06:09

 In today's show we get into the growing process...how to manage carrots as they mature as well as some considerations based on season and temperature.

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Sep 27, 2018
How to Plant Carrots
05:43

 Continuing on with our carrot mini-series, here's exactly how to plant carrots. We talk about where, why, and how to thin them properly.

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Sep 26, 2018
Which Types of Carrots to Grow?
06:51

 Ah, carrots...one of my favorite veggies on EARTH! So versatile. But there are many different varieties and it can be hard to know which to choose. In today's show I go over the 5 different shapes as well as some recommendations for different-colored carrots.

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Sep 25, 2018
Birds Nest Fern Care
07:10

 If you’re slowly turning your home into a haven for tropical plants, the birds nest fern is a must-have plant. This lush, leathery-leaved fern finds its home in humid environments naturally. Still, it can easily become a brilliant flush of green indoors or out. Does this sound enticing? If so, read on to learn all about the bird’s nest fern and how to care for it!

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Sep 24, 2018
Getting Rid of Mosquitos
07:02

Nobody likes mosquitos. Not only are they carriers of disease, but they’re little bloodsucking pests that leave behind itchy bumps that drive you nuts. But what’s the best mosquito killer, and how do you get rid of these irritating, flying menaces?

Let’s discuss all the many options of environmental mosquito killers today. We’ll talk about different types, how to use them, and how to make them the most effective. I’ll go over preparing your yard in advance, too.

Getting rid of these bitey bugs is possible. Let’s start!

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Sep 23, 2018
Zucchini Flowering Issues
03:55

Ever have more male flowers than female flowers on your zucchini and wondering what's going on? It's common, and in fact it's a feature of the plant! However, there are still some pollination tips you'll want to keep in mind!

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Sep 22, 2018
Drip Irrigation Basics
07:06

Drip irrigation can simplify your gardening life tenfold. Simply by not needing to go out and hand water like crazy all of the time, you can devote more time to other tasks in the garden. Here's how I think about setting up a system!

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Sep 21, 2018
5 Easy Weed Removal Techniques
05:39

A listener wrote in wondering how to better control weeds on his 1/4 acre plot. There are plenty of them! Here are a few of my ways to get this done effectively without breaking your back.

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Sep 20, 2018
Have You Heard Of These Weird Fruits?
07:07

There are so many odd fruits and veggies that are grown in other areas of the world that you may not have heard of. But they're awesome, and I think you need to know of a few! So here we GO!

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Sep 19, 2018
5 Everbearing Plants to Grow
05:44

You can get a lot of harvest with a little work by growing plants that produce year after year. It's a strategy I'm going to use more in my garden in 2019 as I plan to travel more away from the Epic Gardening Headquarters!

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Sep 18, 2018
Netherlands: Food Growing Powerhouse?
08:41

 I recently stumbled across an article about the high-tech farming strategy the Netherlands is using to grow food. It blends sustainability with technology in what I think is going to be the future of food. Lots to learn!

Learn More: This Tiny Country Feeds The World

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Sep 17, 2018
Growing "Jacob's Ladder" Plant
05:48

Once upon a time, the Jacob’s ladder plant was called the “charity plant”, although it shouldn’t be confused with the Mahonia species that also bears that common name. It’s also been called “Greek valerian”, although it’s not a valerian. Confused yet?

You shouldn’t be. Jacob’s ladder gets its common name from the ladder-like or pinnate structure of its leafy foliage. And in the spring and early summer months, it shoots up slender stalks from which hang clusters of bell-like flowers.

A shade-loving variety, it has origins overseas, but is often found in the United States in garden cultivation now. It’s such an easy-growing plant that it can even be considered slightly invasive if it’s in the right environment! However, it can be maintained and kept to its beds as well.

Let’s delve deep into the world of the Polemonium species, and I’ll tell you all about this beautiful perennial!

Learn More: Jacob’s Ladder Plant: Growing Polemonium Caeruleum At Home

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Sep 16, 2018
Wiping Your Wasp Woes Away
07:43

 Have wasps decided that the eaves of your house look like a fantastic place to move in? I know I’ve had troubles with them here in California well into the fall, although they’re at their most active in the summer. Eventually, you sigh and start shopping for the best wasp trap.

But do you really need a trap, and if so, what kind do you want? Are lures necessary, and if so which ones? Are those internet stories about dryer sheets and paper bags real, and if so, does it actually work? Should you buy a commercial-made trap or make one?

I’m going to walk you step by step through deciding if this is something you should be investing in, teach you all about how they function, and answer questions about home methods. When you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to deal with them no matter what!

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Sep 15, 2018
How to Grow Lettuce Microgreens Fast and Easy
06:47

 There’s nothing better than having access to fresh, nutrient-dense salad greens that practically grow themselves, right?

I can already hear you saying, “Yeah, that’d be nice, if they existed…”

Well, they do, and they’re called microgreens.

Practically any plant can be grown as a microgreens, which is just the even-younger cousin of baby greens. Typically harvested around 8-20 days after planting, microgreens are the quickest turnaround crop you’ll ever grow in your garden.

Today, we’ll be growing lettuce or salad mix microgreens, which I consider one of the most basic types of microgreens you can grow, making them perfect for a beginner.

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Sep 14, 2018
Leaf Miner Invasion? How To Eliminate Trailblazing Larvae
06:38

 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.

Other than making the leaves of your plants look strange, are leaf miners dangerous to your plants? What are some of the more prevalent versions, and what plants do they impact? We’ll go over all of this and more in this guide to eliminating the leafminer menace!

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Sep 13, 2018
Window Boxes: Beginner's Guide
09:36

 Window boxes are an accessible way for just about anyone - green and brown thumb alike - to get growing in extremely small spaces. In today's episode I take a look at my friend Ryan Benoit's book, How to Window Box.

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Sep 12, 2018
Lucrative Landscaping Careers
11:22

 Love seeing an abundance of beautiful plants, both indoors and out? Do you have a green thumb? Then one of the many landscaping careers may be perfect for you. Landscaping jobs abound right now in all sectors.

But what does a career in landscaping actually look like? Do you need specialized education, or can you simply be hands-on with your gardening experience? Is it financially rewarding?

Let’s explore the ins and outs of these diverse career choices in depth. There’s a good reason to put that green thumb of yours to work in this eco-friendly, beautiful, and rewarding field!

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Sep 11, 2018
How Gardening Ties to Life Itself
09:12

We end this week with Dan from Cropswap, talking about the many life lessons you can learn from setting your garden up the right way.

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Sep 10, 2018
Bartering Your Produce
08:40

We continue this week with Dan from Cropswap, talking about how sometimes the lost art of bartering is the better option than paying for goods and services.

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Sep 09, 2018
Gardening as Activism
07:40

We continue this week with Dan from Cropswap, talking about how instead of protesting and holding up signs at rallies, why not be the change you want to see...starting in your garden.

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Sep 08, 2018
Why Grow Organically?
07:49

We continue this week with Dan from Cropswap, discussing if it's really that important that you grow in an organic manner.

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Sep 07, 2018
What Soil Can Teach Us About Life
10:16

We continue this week with Dan from Cropswap, talking about the life lessons we can learn from...soil?! Tune in!

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Sep 06, 2018
Giving Your Produce Away?
09:08

We continue this week with Dan from Cropswap, talking about how giving your produce away builds strong relationships...just the kind we're lacking in today's society.

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Sep 05, 2018
Gardening & The Internet
14:21

Today we have Daniel McCollister from Cropswap, an awesome app that lets you buy, sell, and barter produce from your local community. We get a little "high level" during this week of episodes, kicking it off with how we met, who Dan is, and the power of the internet in learning how to garden.

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Sep 04, 2018
Q&A With John Kohler
12:11

I asked for some questions to ask John on Instagram...and you guys delivered! Here are 4-5 questions, all done rapid-fire style!

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Sep 04, 2018
John Kohler's Pest Tips
10:21

John Kohler has battled many a pest in his day, so who better to have on and discuss his unique approach?

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Sep 04, 2018
How to Actually USE What You Grow
09:14

It's an unfortunate reality that we often fail to use what we grow in the garden. John Kohler is a MASTER of this, as he only started to garden to get the highest-quality food he can.

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Sep 01, 2018
John Kohler's Favorite Soil Amendments
08:48

Soil amendments are a hot topic, and a contested one at times. John has a lot of opinions on this as well and drops some serious knowledge about which he finds to be most effective.

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Aug 31, 2018
Starting a Front Yard Garden
06:40

Front yard gardens are not only practical but beautiful ways to build community in your area. John Kohler's front yard garden is famous on YouTube, where he's taught millions of people how to grow their own food. In this episode, he talks about how to go about starting your own front yard garden.

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Aug 30, 2018
Top 3 Beginner Mistakes To Avoid
06:41

40% of new gardeners don't garden for a second season...which is a huge shame! In this episode, John Kohler shares what he believes are the top three mistakes beginners make that sour them on gardening...avoid these!

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Aug 29, 2018
Planting Varieties For Your Region
04:24

 One of the biggest mistakes we can make as gardeners is growing plants that simply don't work for our region. To help hammer this point home, I brought on John Kohler from Growing Your Greens, the largest gardening YouTube channel in the world! This entire week is with John, so stay tuned for some EPIC tips.

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Aug 28, 2018
When To Hand Water Your Garden?
05:25

This week, we've talked all about how to water your garden, but haven't discussed one of the most common ways...doing it by hand! When does this make sense? I go into a few reasons you may want to consider it today.

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Aug 27, 2018
My Favorite Watering Tools
08:08

 Today's episode is all about the tools I use and love in my garden when it comes to getting my plants the water they need!

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Aug 26, 2018
Strategies For Watering Your Garden
08:37

Today I riff on some of the ways I approach watering in my garden as well as offer some suggestions for those of you who live in different climates!

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Aug 25, 2018
5 Watering Myths To Ignore
07:00

There's a lot of "folk wisdom" in gardening that deserves a deeper look. Today we look into five common beliefs about watering that just don't hold up to further scrutiny.

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Aug 24, 2018
Are Water Retaining Gels Safe?
06:28

 

Today's question digs into those water retaining granules or hydrogels...are they OK to use in the garden? In short...almost certainly not. But learn more in today's show.

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Aug 23, 2018
How Soil Holds Water
06:05

We've talked a lot about soil types and texture, but not much about how soil holds on to water...there's more than just the soil texture at play! 

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Aug 22, 2018
4 Ways Your Plants Use Water
06:39

 

Big shoutout to Phil Koster for the suggestion of Water Week on the podcast. The next 7 episodes are all about watering your garden effectively, starting with understanding how your plants actually USE the water you give them.

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Aug 21, 2018
Plants, Photoperiod, and PAR
07:02

Today we're digging a bit deeper into how plants use light, what PAR means, and specific photoperiods that plants like!

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Aug 20, 2018
Growing on a Roof?
05:01

Rooftop gardening is extremely fun and a fantastic way to squeeze more produce out of your property...but there a few considerations you should think about before you jump into it!

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Aug 19, 2018
6 Common Soil Problems
06:12

There are all sorts of problems you can have with soil...but these six are PROBABLY the most common. Learn what they are, what causes them, and most importantly...how to solve them.

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Aug 18, 2018
3 Misconceptions about Starting Seeds
04:03

 

As you get your fall crops in the ground, it's time to clear up a few misconceptions about seed starting. Nothing crazy here, just some quick tips for you :)

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Aug 17, 2018
5 Unusual Veggies to Plant
06:03

 

I've always been a fan of the weird and unusual in the garden. Here are a few of my favorites, most of which you can plant this Fall!

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Aug 16, 2018
2 Misconceptions about Composting
07:01

Setting up a hot compost pile can be a bit of a nuisance if you don't understand a few key concepts about the carbon:nitrogen ratio. Browns and greens are one thing, but what matters is the eventual average ratio of what you throw into your pile!

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Aug 16, 2018
Coral Cactus: Growing The Frankenstein Of The Succulent World
04:29

 If Frankenstein’s monster were to take up gardening, he might find coral cactus to be his favorite plant.

This melding of two succulent varieties into one unusual cactus-like plant is striking to see. Depending on the top crest, it may have a fan of white, red, green, yellow, or purple ruffled succulent growth on top of what looks like a medium-green “stem”.

But this cactus isn’t actually a cactus at all, and if treated like one it can develop problems. Let’s figure out what this unusual Frankenstein’s Cactus-That-Isn’t-Really-A-Cactus needs to survive and thrive!

Learn More: Coral Cactus: Growing The Frankenstein Of The Succulent World

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Aug 14, 2018
How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles
07:03

Are there suddenly holes in the leaves of your favorite plants?

A common culprit is the Japanese beetle. Although the insect is only ½ inch in length, it can do a lot of damage to flowers and vegetables since it usually feeds in groups. It doesn’t help that these beetles aren’t picky eaters – they can and will invade and consume more than 300 species of plants.

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Aug 13, 2018
Zone by Zone: What To Plant in August
05:58

August is typically associated with the end of summer and the upcoming harvest season. But we firmly believe that August is actually the perfect month to sneak in one last round of planting before first frost sets in and the cold weather arrives for good.

Learn More: https://www.epicgardening.com/what-to-plant-in-august/

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Aug 12, 2018
Balloon Flower: Growing The Chinese Bellflower In Your Garden
04:48

 The balloon flower is a popular plant. Lushly green foliage sets off massive five-pointed flowers that open up like stars from a puffy, balloon-like bud, and they make the perfect edging plant or container garden.

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Aug 11, 2018
5 Heat Stress Prevention Tips
07:42

 

Heat got you and your garden down? Don't worry, mine's suffering too. Here are 5 different ideas for how to keep your garden cool and your plants happy in this INSANE heat wave.

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Aug 10, 2018
7 Shade Tolerant Crops for Summer Heat
04:21

 

If you're trying to squeeze out some more summer or late fall harvests, here are 7 crops that'll do you really well!

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Aug 09, 2018
End of Summer Garden Tasks
04:24

 

A quick list of some tasks you may want to take care of as we move slowly into fall :)

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Aug 09, 2018
Rapid Fire Gardening Questions Answered!
07:49

Today's episode is a little different...I answer 5-6 questions sent in by readers / followers on Instagram! Was fun, and if you like this format I can do more of it in the future!

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Aug 07, 2018
The Complete Seed Storage Guide
08:42

 If you’re like me, storing seeds is a necessity. You may have particular flowers that you grow every year like geraniums, or a favorite kind of kale or watermelon that you love the taste of. But knowing how to store seeds is incredibly important, as poorly-stored seeds won’t germinate.

No matter if the seeds are large or small, there is a proper way to store them for long periods of time. Even if you just need them to be viable until the next planting season, it’s important to have the right conditions in place!

So if you found that rare seed type you’ve been looking for at long last, go ahead and grab a packet or two, and I’ll go over the best way to store seeds for long term use!

Learn More: Storing Seeds: Ways Of Preserving Seeds For Future Planting

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Aug 06, 2018
Debate: Seedlings or Seeds?
05:31

I recently saw a lot of negativity online directed towards gardeners that grow with seed starts instead of starting their own seeds. I decided to call out this nonsense once and for all on the podcast.

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Aug 05, 2018
Using Seaweed as Fertilizer 101
04:28

Liquid kelp, or seaweed fertilizer, is an ancient fertility technique. Learn how to use it in the garden and the best ways to apply in in today's show.

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Aug 04, 2018
Growing Persian Shield: An Iridescent Purple Beauty
06:08

 Are you into purple plants? Do you like the notion of a plant which is low-maintenance, rarely has any pest or disease issues, and which will brighten up a room? In that case, consider Persian shield!

This tropical, which originates in southeast Asia, makes a fantastic plant whether indoors or out. The leaves are nearly iridescent or metallic purple when it’s in full color, edged in a deep, dark green, and it can really liven up a room!

Let’s get you all the information you need to know about Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyeriana). That way you can enjoy the eye-popping color in your house or yard!

Learn More: Persian Shield: How To Grow & Care For Strobilanthes Dyeriana

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Aug 03, 2018
Molasses As Fertilizer?!
03:24

We've talked about molasses as a way to help soil inoculants thrive...but is it good as a straight-up fertilizer? Find out in today's show.

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Aug 02, 2018
I Hot Composted My Worms!
04:24

Ahhh! I accidentally burned my worms alive...or did I? Here's how I solved an annoying problem in my worm bin!

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Aug 01, 2018
How To Use A Soaker Hose
07:03

 I love my soaker hoses! They are a godsend for good watering, enabling me to easily direct the water directly to where it’s needed without any headaches. But you have to know how to use a soaker hose properly to make it an effective option for you.

Let’s talk about what’s entailed in setting up your soaker hose, where it should go, and how often you need to run it for best coverage. There’s a lot of ground to cover (so to speak), so let’s dive right in!

Learn More: How To Use A Soaker Hose: Irrigation Planning And Installation

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Jul 31, 2018
DIY Worm Tea Recipe
04:49

 

What to do with all of your worm casting once you've started to produce them...make worm tea, of course!

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Kevin

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Jul 30, 2018
Solving Worm Bin Problems!
05:36

 I've been having some issues with the old worm bin. So here are the most common ones you'll run into...and how to solve them!

Learn More: Best Worm Composters: Indoor, Tray, and Flow-Through

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Jul 29, 2018
What Is Soil Solarization?
04:16

 

What is soil solarization...isn't it bad? Or is there a time when it's actually good? It's one of the few ways you can fully kill root knot nematodes ;)

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Kevin

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

I'm a big fan of the Lion's Mane Coffee and the Hot Cacao with Reishi - the perfect way to bookend a day.

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Jul 28, 2018
What Is "Second Summer?!"
04:46

It's SO HOT here that I actually had to harvest out most of my beds, so they're all fallow right now. But...here comes SECOND SUMMER! Time for even more good summer crops!

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Kevin

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

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Jul 27, 2018
Aglaonema Plant: Chinese Evergreen Plants You Need To Grow
07:14

 Have you ever wanted to grow a lucky plant? Aglaonema, also referred to as the Chinese Evergreen, is considered to be a luck-bringer in China. Native to China and the Philippines, these leafy tropicals are extremely popular, easy-care houseplants which are now grown worldwide.

NASA has placed aglaonema modestum on its top ten list of clean air plants because of the plant’s natural ability to cleanse the air around it. It has been shown to remove benzene and formaldehyde from air sources, making them safer to breathe.

Lush and colorful, this tropical not only cleanses the air, but it looks stunningly beautiful while it does it. It’s easy to see why these are such popular plants!

Learn More: Aglaonema Plant: Chinese Evergreen Plants You Need To Grow

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Kevin

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

I'm a big fan of the Lion's Mane Coffee and the Hot Cacao with Reishi - the perfect way to bookend a day.

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Jul 27, 2018
Marigolds: Pleasing, Prolific Flowers That Naturally Repel Pests
07:02

 So sorry these episodes are late my friends!

The humble marigold is often the favorite flower of vegetable gardeners, and there’s great reason: marigolds help to keep many different pests at bay. They flower near-continually from late spring through the fall as long as you remove spent blooms. And they’re pretty.

But how do marigolds create that pest-eliminating environment? Are there plants that you shouldn’t grow around marigolds, and if so, which ones? And is there a right way to grow marigolds?

Let’s explore this fascinating species of flower in depth and go over everything you need to know to grow them properly!

Learn More: Marigolds: Pleasing, Prolific Flowers That Naturally Repel Pests

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Kevin

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

I'm a big fan of the Lion's Mane Coffee and the Hot Cacao with Reishi - the perfect way to bookend a day.

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Jul 27, 2018
Alternaria Leaf Spot: How To Wipe Out This Fungal Foe For Good
06:56

 Are you finding brown, ring-like spots on your cabbage leaves? Perhaps you’re discovering blotches of brown on your tomatoes, or even on your apple or orange trees? You may have alternaria leaf spot. And I’ll help you figure out what to do.

Like other fungal diseases, alternaria can be complex in what it is and how it appears, but there are many treatment options that you can use to eradicate it. So without further ado, let’s delve deep into alternaria so you know how to stop it before it does severe damage!

Learn More: Alternaria Leaf Spot: How To Wipe Out This Fungal Foe For Good

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I've been a fan of Four Sigmatic for a while, so when they decided to send out some product and sponsor the cast, I was overjoyed. They make "drinking mushrooms." Delicious and easy to mix mushroom coffees, mochas, hot cacaos, and elixirs.

I'm a big fan of the Lion's Mane Coffee and the Hot Cacao with Reishi - the perfect way to bookend a day.

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Jul 24, 2018
Are Sweat Bees Good Or Bad?
04:51

 Have you ever been out working in your garden and suddenly discover you have a tiny bee sitting happily on your arm? These little creatures are sweat bees, and it likely thinks your sweat is delicious.

But what exactly are sweat bees? Are they friend or foe? What do they do for us, and how do these wild bees survive without a hive? Are they going to eat your geraniums or your African violets?

We’ll take a jaunt into the wonderful world of the sweat bee today and answer all of these questions, plus more!

Learn More: Sweat Bees: Everything You Need To Know About Halictids

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Kevin

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Jul 23, 2018
DIY Self-Watering 5 Gallon Bucket
07:20

 

Self-watering container designs are a dime a dozen, but this one is special. It's got drainage holes, a 6" water chamber, and perfect wicking action to make sure the soil layer is well-irrigated...all for about $10.

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Jul 22, 2018
Wiping Out Root Knot Nematodes
08:17

 I talk a lot about the root knot nematode in some of the pieces I do, and that’s because this microscopic parasite can do a lot of damage to your plants. It’s not easy to determine if you’re battling against them, and yet your plant will suffer its effects.

So let’s discuss what these itty bitty parasites are, and what they actually do. We’ll go over methods to try to eliminate them from your yard, and talk about the differences between good nematodes and bad ones.

By the time we’re done, you should know the basics of how to deal with this particular batch of parasites to the best of your ability, and how to keep them away from your prized plants!

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Jul 21, 2018
Easily Refresh Old Potting Soil
05:07

The last thing you want to do is throw out your old potting soil. It's easy to refresh with a few simple steps. We'll also talk a bit about the times where you may NOT want to re-use potting soil...so listen in!

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Jul 20, 2018
How to Grow Loquat Trees
10:31

 Grown either as a loquat tree or a shrub, this fruiting plant is an interesting one. A relative of the rose, Eriobotrya japonica makes small fruits which taste like a blend of peaches, citrus and mango, and some describe it as having a honey note.

But most people have never tasted it and know virtually nothing about this unusual fruit or the lushly-tropical tree it grows on!

I’m going to fix that right now, because loquats are delicious, nutritious, and quite fun to grow if you’re in the right climate to do it. The evergreen tree is a beautiful ornamental species, but when you add on the perk of having fresh fruit, it’s definitely worth growing!

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Jul 19, 2018
How To Grow a "Butt Plant"
07:57

 Have you ever been browsing in the succulent section of a garden center, and discovered a pot with nothing more than a pair of flat-topped rocks in it? If so, you may have discovered the lithops plant, an unusual African genus of succulent.

Sometimes called split rocks or pebble plants, living stone plants are extremely drought-resistant and are widely popular in low-water gardens in desert regions. They can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but outdoor growers should be careful that they don’t get too much water.

The term lithops is both singular and plural, so don’t go searching for a lithop… always look for lithops. But this living stone plant is easy and fun, and definitely something different to mix into your succulent garden!

Learn More: Lithops: How To Grow And Care For Living Stone Plants

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Jul 18, 2018
Keep Your Garden Cool In The Heat
05:16

I don't know about you, but it's been HOT where I live. And my garden has suffered as a result. Here are a few of my top tips for mitigating extreme heat in your garden.

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Jul 17, 2018
Hydroponic Herb Light Requirements
03:59

Do hydroponic herbs require the same amount of light as soil-grown herbs? Find out in today's show, + more hydro garden goodness!

Learn More: Hydroponic Herb Garden Guide

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Jul 16, 2018
How to Use Shade Cloth Effectively
06:27

Today's episode with Steven Cornett is all about how to use shade cloth to protect your garden! If you're in the Northern hemisphere right now, it's probably pretty hot where you live...so check these tips out!

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Jul 15, 2018
Creative Tomato Trellis Idea
07:23

Today's episode with Steven Cornett is all about the "lower and lean" trellis system, which is a super productive way to grow indeterminate tomatoes. Give it a try at home!

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Jul 14, 2018
Finding Free Land to Grow On
07:47

Today's episode with Steven Cornett is all about how to get creative and find land to grow on. He was clever in getting his first piece of land and is looking to expand now, so is back on the hunt!

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Jul 13, 2018
Secret Farmers Market Selling Strategies
10:19

Today's episode with Steven Cornett is all about secret marketing and sales techniques at the farmers market. If you're a vendor, this is a crucial episode for you. If you're a shopper...be on the lookout for stand-out farms using these techniques!

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Jul 12, 2018
6 Month Market Garden Update
05:51

Special treat! We're back with Steven Cornett of Nature's Always Right, one of my good friends here in San Diego. He's a market gardener and is making a living doing it after quitting his job.

Today's episode is an update on the past 6-9 months of his farm progress.

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Jul 11, 2018
Should You Top Your Peppers?
05:51

In episode 8 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, we discuss a hotly-debated topic in the pepper world: topping. This is the practice of pruning early to make your pepper plants bush out and (theoretically) produce more fruit. But is it true? Find out in today's show.

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Jul 10, 2018
How to Over Winter Pepper Plants?
07:26

In episode 7 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, we talk about growing peppers as perennials to get a head start in the Spring. It's possible with a little bit of care, and can drastically speed up how long it takes to get your first peppers of the season.

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Jul 09, 2018
How to Harvest and Store Peppers?
07:15

In episode 6 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, we're talking pepper harvesting! How do you know when a pepper is ripe? And after harvest, how do you store for maximum shelf life? Learn the answers in today's show.

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Jul 08, 2018
Pepper Problems, Part 2
09:29

In episode 5 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, it's all about leaf and fruit related pepper problems. Wrinkly, bubbly leaves or dark purple or black fruits? We'll show you how to solve them.

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Jul 07, 2018
Pepper Problems, Part 1
09:04

In episode 4 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, we're talking pepper problems. Specifically problems you'll run into BEFORE your pepper fruits set. Yellowing leaves? Flowers falling off? Listen to today's show.

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Jul 06, 2018
Complete Pepper Care Guide
08:38

In episode 3 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut we're talking pepper care from A-Z. After you've got your peppers established in the ground, learn how to bring them to harvest successfully without making any of the classic mistakes!

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Jul 05, 2018
Best Soil Mix For Growing Peppers?
04:59

Today is episode 2 of 8 with Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, and we're talking about the best soil for peppers. It's not too different from most potting soils, but I figured I'd ask a man who's growing hundreds of peppers commercially for his pro tips!

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Jul 04, 2018
How to Start Pepper Seeds and Transplant!
12:08

Today kicks off an 8-part series with my friend Jason of Bohica Pepper Hut, a rare and superhot pepper growing company. In today's show we're going to learn how to start pepper seed successfully and care for them up until the time you transplant them outdoors!

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Jul 03, 2018
Determinate vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes
08:43

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

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Jul 02, 2018
Tomato Pruning Explained Once and For All
08:23

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

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Jul 01, 2018
The Most Common Tomato Problems You'll Have
09:48

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

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Jun 30, 2018
Turning a Driveway Into A Tomato Garden
07:02

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

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Jun 29, 2018
The Dwarf Tomato Project
07:26

Today we're talking about an awesome dwarf tomato breeding program that Craig started and has grown to
500 volunteers around the country and world!

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Jun 28, 2018
The Most Delicious Tomatoes On Earth
07:51

 

We're back again with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and all-around tomato pro!
He's grown over 3,500 varieties of tomatoes over the years, so I figured I'd ask him what his favorites were!

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Jun 27, 2018
Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?
07:01

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

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Jun 26, 2018
Caring For Monarch Butterflies!
09:09

Caroline from the Verdant North is a huge monarch butterfly fan, having even raised them in the past! In today's show she talks about that process, plus attracting them naturally to your garden.

Learn More: Listen to the Verdant North Podcast 

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Jun 25, 2018
Delicious Drink Recipes With Herbs
12:58

Caroline and Dan from the Verdant North are beer and cocktail lovers, so naturally the conversation turned to alcohol and how to spice up your drinks with herbs from the garden.

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Jun 24, 2018
Spreading Diseases In The Garden
07:02

Today, we talk about some things you can do to avoid spreading diseases and pests from one plant to another. As you might guess, we're back with the Verdant North team!

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Jun 23, 2018
How To Properly Prune a Tree
07:11

Today we learn all about tree pruning...and there's more to know than you think! For example, did you know there's something called a "branch collar" that you never want to cut off?

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Jun 22, 2018
How to Have Blooms All Season Long
08:14

Even if you're living in a climate with extreme seasons, it's possible to have beautiful blooms almost all year long by picking the right flowers and caring for them the right way! Learn which in today's show.

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Jun 21, 2018
Creating an Aromatic Garden
09:17

Today we learn all about cultivating a garden that smells AMAZING. You're sure to learn about a lot of plants you wouldn't normally grow, so enjoy!

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Jun 20, 2018
Preventing Pathogenic Fungi
09:11

Today we have the folks from The Verdant North on the podcast! Caroline and Dan are HILARIOUS and chock-full of gardening knowledge. You're sure to laugh a lot in this episode on pathogenic fungi and how to prevent it!

Learn More: Check out The Verdant North Podcast!

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Jun 19, 2018
Quick Cucumber Growing Tips
04:14

Once the warmth of summer comes on, cucumbers are a favorite addition to summer salads and sandwiches. Growing cucumbers at home is surprisingly easy, and you’ll find that the ones you grow are far superior to anything you can buy at the store.

Whether used to make pickles, eaten fresh from the garden, or used for their juice, cucumber is a great source of vitamins and micronutrients. They’re packed with water and fiber, two things essential to our health. And they’re low-calorie, making them a favorite food of the diet-conscious.

Learn More: Growing Cucumbers: The Ultimate Guide To Cucumis Sativus

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Jun 18, 2018
Shade AND Heat Loving Plant Ideas
05:41

Today's question comes from a listener in Vegas, who doesn't get much sun on her balcony AND lives in that devilish Vegas heat. What can she do?!

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Jun 17, 2018
Squash Vine Borer Madness
09:07

The squash vine borer is not common along the west coast, but for the majority of the United States it’s a common pest. The larvae burrow deep into the soft vines of zucchini or summer squash and kill off the plant.

Today I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the lifecycle of these red and black moths and their offspring, and how to get rid of them when they appear!

Learn More: Squash Vine Borer: Protecting Your Food Crops From These Pests

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Jun 16, 2018
In Ground Square Foot Gardening
04:16

Today's question comes in from a reader, who wonders if you can still use the Square Foot Gardening method if you're not growing in a raised bed!

Learn More: Square Foot Gardens: Where Efficiency Meets Beauty

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Jun 15, 2018
Fertilizing Citrus and Figs
04:32

Today's question comes from Dan. He wonders how, when, and what to fertilize his container citrus and fig trees with!

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Jun 14, 2018
3 Year Clay Soil Remediation Experiment
04:22

Today's question is more of a story from Farmer Phyl on how she drastically improved her heavy clay soil in just three short years.

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Jun 13, 2018
Selling Veggies to Neighbors?
21:00

On today's show, I talk with Sam and Mark of Vinder, a cool app that allows gardeners to connect with their neighbors to buy and sell produce.

Learn More: Check Out the Vinder App

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Jun 12, 2018
Growing Algae at Home
06:38

If you've been convinced of the power of soil algae like me, you might want to know how to cultivate it at home. Well...that's what this episode will walk you through ;)

Learn More: Soil Algae on Kickstarter

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Jun 11, 2018
When is Algae BAD For Your Garden?
05:10

This whole week has been singing the praises of algae...so let's look at the opposite side of the coin. When is it bad to have algae in the garden, and what can you do about it?

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Jun 10, 2018
Soil Microbiology 101
04:15

Today's episode is a quick refresher course on basic soil microbiology :)

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Jun 09, 2018
Benefits of Soil Algae
08:46

The benefits of cultivating a strong soil food web are unparalleled, but many of us don't realize that algae plays a crucial part! Find out what it does for your soil in today's show.

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Jun 08, 2018