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
"Organic" vs. "Synthetic" Chemicals
05:52

Today we discuss an important topic: organic vs. synthetic...what does it ACTUALLY mean? I think it's very important we understand the definitions of these words so when we hear arguments or statements made, we understand the potential flaws in thinking, or the misunderstanding of what is actually being talked about.

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Aug 23, 2019
How to Use Pumice in the Garden
02:50

We've never talked about pumice, a close cousin to perlite as far as its use cases in your garden. Learn why you may want to consider it as an alternative to perlite, as well as some classic mixtures to use for your succulents and cacti.

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Aug 22, 2019
Vietnamese Coriander: Another Fantastic Cilantro Substitute
05:41

Love cilantro but hate its fast-to-bolt personality? Hate cilantro but crave an herby element in your homemade salsa? Up your culinary game with unsung garden hero, Vietnamese coriander!

Vietnamese coriander, or Vietnamese cilantro, is a heat-loving perennial with slightly spicy, flavorful leaves that are a great culinary substitute for cilantro or mint. If papalo herb isn’t your thing, this may be the cilantro alternative for you! It thrives in warm climates spring through fall (zones 9-11) and in pots in cooler climates until the first frost.

Learn More:

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 21, 2019
How to Grow Lemongrass
09:00

Anyone who likes Asian cooking is likely to be a fan of the lemongrass plant. With its lemony, slightly-bitter citrus flavor and aroma, it’s commonly used in food.

But what very few realize is that it’s fairly easy to grow at home if you’re in a warm climate. Even cooler-climate gardeners can grow it outdoors during the late spring and summer. It’s easy to bring a small clump indoors for the cold months, allowing you to grow it year-round!

So let’s explore the citrusy sensation that is lemon grass. Not only is it good for food, it’s great in the landscape!

Learn More:

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Aug 20, 2019
Stop Using "Dish Soap" In The Garden
03:46

Today we discuss the difference between a "detergent" and a "soap", as well as why you should only use insecticidal soaps in the garden instead of DIY dish soap pest control recipes.

My Favorite Insecticidal Soap:

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Aug 19, 2019
My Favorite Grow Bags
03:27

 

You all know I'm a huge fan of grow bags for their light weight, portability, and breathability for your plants. Today I answer a listener question from Donna who's wondering what my favorite brands are!

My Favorites:

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Aug 18, 2019
Septoria Leaf Spot: What It Is And How To Fix It
05:20

You’ve noticed a disturbing trend. The lower leaves on your tomato plants have developed spotting. Some are turning yellow and are falling off. And it looks like it’s spreading. If this sounds familiar, you may have just discovered septoria leaf spot.

But while this is likely the most common tomato disease known to home gardeners, it’s fixable. It’s also not limited to tomatoes — it may pop up in many places you wouldn’t expect!

Let’s talk about what septoria fungi are, what they cause damage to, and how to treat it. You don’t have to watch your plants drop leaves until there’s none left… you can fix this!

Learn More: Septoria Leaf Spot: What It Is And How To Fix It

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 17, 2019
How to Know When Your Potatoes Are Ready
05:05

Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are grown throughout the world as a nutritious, convenient, shelf-stable food. Potatoes are the #1 most-consumed vegetable in the Americas, Europe, and Asian countries. I cannot imagine life without potatoes, can you?

Potato cultivars vary in appearance, days to maturity, growth requirements, and culinary qualities. If you live in a temperate climate region like I do, your potatoes planted in late April will be ready for harvesting from mid-summer through early fall.

You’ll have the best results with your potato harvest if you choose cultivars best suited for your local growing conditions and culinary interests.

Learn More: Harvesting Potatoes: How to Know When Your Potatoes Are Ready

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 16, 2019
Growing The “Peruvian Apple Cactus”
03:56

Cereus peruvianus, which is more commonly referred to as Cereus repandus these days, makes a unique addition to your ornamental oredible landscape with its tall, thorny, columnar appearance and low care requirements.

Also known as the Peruvian apple cactus, you might be surprised to find that the Cereus fruits, called Peruvian apples, are actually edible! In fact, they make a wonderful source of food for both the people where this plant originated, as well as the local bird population.

Let’s learn how to grow, care for, and harvest from this gorgeous and under-utilized cactus…hopefully we can increase its profile amongst gardeners everywhere!

Learn More: Cereus Peruvianus: Growing The “Peruvian Apple Cactus”

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 15, 2019
Tomato Plant Spacing: Everything You Need to Know
05:07

Tomatoes are the quintessential garden crop…but they can also be one of the most confusing! With determinate and indeterminate varieties, there’s no absolute right formula for tomato plant spacing.

Your selection of tomato variety along with your garden soil, light, and growing conditions all give clues to answer the question, “How far apart do you plant tomatoes?”

Learn More: Tomato Plant Spacing: Everything You Need to Know

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 14, 2019
Cucamelons: Grow Cute “Mouse Melons”
04:38

It’s cute. It’s crisp. It’s slightly pungent. It’s the perfect, bite-size snack on a hot, muggy day. What could this garden snack-bite be? If you guessed cucamelon, you’re right!  

Affectionately referred to as the “world’s smallest watermelon”, the cucamelon is a vine that bears edible mini-melons about the size of grapes. The cucamelon tastes like a cucumber with a burst of citrusy tartness from the skin. Commonly known as dandita or “little watermelon” in Mexico, Melothria scabra was a domesticated crop in Central America before the Americas were colonized by Europeans. 

While they look like they’re a cross between a cucumber and melon, the cucamelons are their own unique plant species within the Curcurbitaceae family…and they’re an exceptionally fun crop to grow in your edible garden…so let’s learn how!

Learn MoreCucamelons: Grow Cute “Mouse Melons”

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Aug 13, 2019
A Lifetime of Aquaponics
10:39

Aquaponics has come a long way in its storied history...and Greg Peterson has been around for most of it! Hear his history of aquaculture and aquaponics, and what he thinks of the growing method today.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Learn More: Aquaponics Basics

This episode is a primer on aquaponics. If you're curious about it and want to give it a try, check out today's explainer episode.

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 12, 2019
Its All About Building Community
09:12

When it comes to gardening, the importance of building a community network to support one another is paramount. Today you’ll learn how Greg Peterson cultivated a thriving community in his local area and got some pretty epic tools together for the entire growing network in Phoenix, AZ to use.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 11, 2019
Sustainable vs. Regenerative
12:35

 

Sustainability is the hottest topic out there right now...so what’s wrong with it? Isn’t it the wave of the future? Not quite. Today I talk with Greg Peterson on why sustainability may be the wrong lens to look at gardening through.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Learn More: Sustainability in the Garden

There are plenty of unsustainable practices we employ as gardeners, but today Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead and I focus on the ways to bring a more sustainable mindset to your gardening practice. 

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 10, 2019
3 Ways to Kill Your Fruit Trees
11:58

What...who would want to KILL their fruit tree?! In today’s show, we talk about the things first time fruit growers often do that lead them to destroy their precious trees, in an effort to help you avoid these critical mistakes.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Learn More: Growing Fruit Trees From Seed

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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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 09, 2019
Nature Always Bats Last
09:23

We need to pay attention to the nuances of nature more, and “surf its wave” rather than try to reengineer the ocean so perfect waves are created every time. In today’s show with Greg Peterson, we learn exactly how to do that.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 08, 2019
So, You Wanna Be An Urban Farmer?
10:34

Urban farming sounds like a dreamy way to live, and it’s certainly something I’ve been interested in for quite a while. But what’s the reality? How much work does it actually take. Today we hear from Greg Peterson on his urban farming journey.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Learn More : Easiest and Hardest Parts of Starting an Urban Farm

In this episode he talks about the surprisingly easy parts of starting an urban farm as well as the things that gave him a much harder time than he expected. We also talk about his plans for the future.

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Aug 07, 2019
Components of Healthy Soil
11:33

Soil is not one thing, it’s the sum of many parts, and in an ideal world that whole is greater than the sum. Here are Greg’s 5 components for healthy soil.

Connect with Greg Peterson:

  • Farmer Greg is the founder of Urban Farm U and the Urban Farm Podcast, and has been a permaculturist and urban homesteaders for decades. His wealth of experience shows in his incredible courses and you’re going to absolutely love this week with him on the podcast.

Learn More: What Makes a GOOD Potting Soil?

We bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper. He explains the process of "building" a good potting soil from the ground up.

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EPIC Raised Beds

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Aug 06, 2019
Growing Australian Finger Limes
08:26

I recently picked up one of the fruit trees I’ve had my eyes on for YEARS - the Australian finger lime. This quirky and spiky citrus tree produces oblong limes that have a ‘citrus caviar’ appearance when you cut them open and squeeze out the pulp. 

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Aug 05, 2019
Pokeweed: A Forgotten Foraging Classic
08:13

Pokeweed is known for - you guessed it - being a weed, but in the South fried poke was a classic dish that has been forgotten a bit. Marie and I talk about how to forage for it, use it, and even cultivate it again in the garden.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Aug 04, 2019
You Can EAT Milkweed?!
09:45

Most of us know about milkweed in terms of growing it for the monarch butterflies, but did you know it’s actually edible? I had NO idea until Marie turned me on to it, so now I want to cultivate it in my garden to EAT and I hope you do too.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Aug 03, 2019
Fiddlehead Ferns: The Fern You Can EAT
07:09

We’ve mostly talked about ferns in terms of houseplant care here on the Epic Gardening Podcast, but did you know there are some you can eat? In particular, the ostrich fern fronds are commonly foraged or cultivated and eaten at a very young age.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

Follow Epic Gardening

 

Aug 02, 2019
Foraging for Wild Ramps: Nature’s Ultimate Allium
09:46

One of the downsides of living in Zone 10b is my lack of access to some of the best that nature has to offer in the foraging realm: ramps. These wild alliums are prized for their delicate flavor and sexy appeal on a plate, but there are some crucial concerns to know before you go out and harvest from ramp patches.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Aug 01, 2019
Foraging in an Urban Environment
12:31

I get questions about gardening in an urban environment and the potential health concerns of doing so, so you can only imagine how many people are skeptical of foraging in an urban environment. In today’s show, Marie and I discuss the different ways to make sure what you’re foraging is safe to eat.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

Follow Epic Gardening

 

Jul 31, 2019
Marie Viljoen: Gardener, Forager, Feaster
08:26

I met my friend Marie Viljoeon at the Better Homes & Gardens Conference in 2018, where she showed us all how to make a delicious foraged sumac cocktail. I knew she was a like-minded person, so eventually I asked her if she’d be interested in coming on the show. To my delight, she said yes! Enjoy this exciting week with Marie - an urban forager, gardener, and cocktail queen.

Connect With Marie Viljoen:

Marie Viljoen is a forager, writer, and cocktail master (that last one is my own personal opinion - Kevin). She’s the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine and an urban gardener as well.

Learn More: Apocalypse Grow: April 8 Update

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.

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Jul 30, 2019
We Should Probably Eat More Plants
06:50

In my Apocalypse Grow challenge, I’ve consumed far more plants than I ever did before diet-wise. And surprise surprise, the consumption of more plants (and less processed, crappy food) has led to some great health results for me. We’re back with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie to talk about the personal and environmental benefits of munching on more delicious planty goodness.

Connect With L.Be:

L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

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Jul 29, 2019
Mobile Organic Agriculture Ideas
08:50

If you know me, you know that urban, small-space organic agriculture is my wheelhouse. That’s why when I heard L.Be of Farm Based Foodie was doing something similar, I had to have her on the show to talk about her trough gardens.

Connect With L.Be:

L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

Follow Epic Gardening

 

Jul 28, 2019
Breaking the Laws of Physics?
07:41

OK, OK...this isn’t possible. But...with a creative twist, we can stretch the way we use our resources in ways that weren’t possible in the past. We’re back with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie for some more knowledge

Connect With L.Be:

L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

Follow Epic Gardening

 

Jul 27, 2019
The Electrochemical Gradient and Gardening
06:56

Bear with me, as we’re getting deep into Nerdville today with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie. However, I love covering gardening from as many angles as possible, so hopefully this helps some of you more science-minded growers out there.

Connect With L.Be:

L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening

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

EPIC Raised Beds

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

Follow Epic Gardening

 

Jul 26, 2019
Soil Probiotics and Prebiotics
12:44

We’ve all heard of probiotics for our own bodies, but what about for our soil? Microbial inoculants have been a popular topic on the show. Today we’re with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie discussing inoculants and the idea of a soil “prebiotic” as well.

Connect With L.Be:

L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

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Jul 25, 2019
Biomass Timeline
08:44

When we compost, we’re often not making full use of the energy within biomass. In today’s show, we define biomass and discuss how we might get more out of our organic waste products with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie.

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L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

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Jul 24, 2019
Gardening and The 1st Law of Thermodynamics
08:58

We’re getting nerdy with L.Be of Farm Based Foodie this week. Our first topic is the fact that the energy in a system cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred. OK...but what does this have to do with gardening and our environment? Tune in ;)

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L.Be is the founder of Farm Based Foodie, specializing in mobile organic agriculture solutions. She’s also starting a new podcast called Dirty Talk, which is out now!

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Jul 23, 2019
Creative Ways to Use Abundant Produce
07:15

Ever had TOO MUCH of something in the garden? I know I have. This year, it was squash. Tons of squash. Today we finish out the week with Chris Starkus, who’s battled this quite a bit at Lost Creek Micro Farm. 

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

James Beard Foundation dinner

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Jul 22, 2019
Growing Gorgeous Garnishes
07:03

I used to never garnish my dishes, but now that I have an abundance of edible native plants, herbs, etc., garnishing is something I’m having fun with! Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver talks about what garnishing is and what plants he grows to get the job done.

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 21, 2019
Delicious Plants to Grow for Dessert
04:49

As home gardeners, we often don’t think about growing plants for dessert. Or, we just grow fruit! Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver comes on the show today to talk about what he grows at the farm and how it shows up in his desserts.

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 20, 2019
Awesome Plants to Grow for Cocktails
07:00

As a chef, what you grow in the garden is often quite different from the average home gardener. So I asked Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver to give us some secret plants he’s using in his cocktails and mixed drinks in the restaurant.

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 19, 2019
Becoming a Master Beekeeper
08:34

We’ve talked a lot about bees on the podcast, but never about the human journey to become a Master Beekeeper. Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver is in the second level of the program right now, so we chat about his experiences to give you all a picture into what the journey looks like.

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 18, 2019
360° Sustainability
11:06

In the restaurant world, we talk a lot about the sourcing of ingredients in the sustainability conversation, but what about the rest of what goes on at a restaurant? Today Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver talks about what he calls 360° Sustainability and how he employs it at his restaurant

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 17, 2019
Planning The Garden For The Kitchen
12:21

How does your gardening change when you’re planning what you plant for the eventual end use of it...in the kitchen? Today we have Chef Chris Starkus from Urban Farmer Denver, a farm to table restaurant in Denver and the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm. In today’s show, we talk about how he plans his farm to make incredible, farm to table meals.

 

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Chef Chris Starkus is the executive chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, a farm to table restaurant. He’s also the owner of Lost Creek Micro Farm.

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Jul 16, 2019
Seed Shopping Tips
10:24

I don’t know about you, but I can never resist spending way too much money after picking up a seed catalog. Margaret and I share our top tips for shopping for the next season.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

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Jul 15, 2019
Easy Ways to Preserve Herbs
07:34

As our herbs start to really get going this summer, you may want to save some for the colder months when things are less plentiful. Here are a few key tips to get the job done.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

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Jul 14, 2019
Planning the Garden for Fall
07:53

It might seem too early to plan for fall, but it’s not! You have to plan this early, especially in colder climates, due to the “Fall Factor.” Margaret Roach and I explain what this means in today’s show.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

Learn More: Fall Gardening 101

How do you keep a productive and healthy garden in the fall! In this episode we go over: 

  • Why PROTECTION is the #1 rule of Fall
  • What crops will thrive in your garden
  • A few products you may want to consider

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Jul 13, 2019
A Few Mulching Guidelines
09:23

Mulch can be seen as a “boring” garden topic, but NOT mulching is a surefire way to have a WORSE garden. Follow the guidelines in today’s show and you’ll be off to a great start.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

Learn More: 24+ Cheap or Free Mulch Sources

Mulch doesn't have to be expensive...in fact, it doesn't have to cost anything at all! In this episode I run down 24 different ideas for getting cheap or free mulch...send in yours as well!

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Jul 12, 2019
A Unique Lawn Alternative
08:57

I’ve been an anti-lawn crusader for some time now, but are there times when it makes sense? Definitely. Margaret Roach shares her lawn preferences as well as a few crucial care tips.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

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Jul 11, 2019
7 Tomato Growing Tips
11:32

We’re in full tomato season, so who better to have on than Margaret Roach to give us some timeless tomato tips.

Connect With Margaret Roach:

Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

Learn More: Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?

In this 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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Jul 10, 2019
What Animal is Eating Your Plants?
11:10

Learn how to figure out what animals are eating your plants by paying more attention to how, where, and when they munch on your plants.

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Margaret Roach is a liifelong organic gardener and the founder of A Way to Garden, as well as the newly re-released book A Way to Garden.

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Jul 09, 2019
The Superfood Garden Summit
07:59

Growing for nutrition isn’t something I’ve always focused on. Usually I’m more interested in maximizing the yield, or testing out different growing methods. But there’s a lot to be said for simply growing nutrient rich food at home. 

I’m presenting at Stacey’s Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Today’s show goes into what the Summit is all about.

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Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs. 

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Jul 08, 2019
How to Deal with Garden Overwhelm
08:40

We’re in the middle of summer right now, and there’s a LOT to do in the garden. In fact, sometimes it feels like there’s way too much to do. Stacey and I share our tips for when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I’m presenting at Stacey’s Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Feel free to check that out in the links below.

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Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs. 

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Jul 07, 2019
Stacey’s Gardening Origins
10:25

I love hearing stories of how people come to gardening. Today Stacey shares how she got into the gardening game, with some fun tidbits and tips along the way.

I’m presenting at Stacey’s Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Feel free to check that out in the links below.

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Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs. 

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Jul 06, 2019
When DIY Gardening is a Bad Idea
08:37

I’m big on DIY, but there are situations where it makes more sense to get a bit more professional in the garden. In today’s show, Stacey Murphy of Grow Your Own Vegetables is on to talk about when DIY goes wrong.

I’m presenting at Stacey’s Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Feel free to check that out in the links below.

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Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs. 

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Jul 05, 2019
#1 Lesson from Helping Thousands of People Garden
08:30

Both Stacey Murphy and I have, in some small way, helped many people get started in the garden. By seeing thousands of people attempt to garden, we’ve both identified many classic mistakes that people make. Find out if you’re making any of them in today’s show.

Connect With Stacey Murphy:

Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs. 

Learn More: Top 3 Beginner Mistakes To Avoid

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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Jul 04, 2019
Sprouts Shoots and Microgreens
09:15

You all know I’m big on microgreens, but what about their forgotten friends...sprouts and shoots? Is there a difference between all of these? In short, yes...but the answer is TIME.

Stacey Murphy of Grow Your Own Vegetables on the show to talk with me. I’m presenting at her Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Feel free to check that out in the links below.

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Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs.

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Learn More: How to Grow Microgreens in Raised Beds

In this episode. I go over a technique I'm using to grow microgreens in a raised bed. It's a cool idea that I'm trying to get a quick, plentiful harvest and also to add some organic matter into the soil.

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Jul 03, 2019
Top 3 Superfoods to Grow at Home
09:14

Today we’re talking about some easy yet highly nutritious foods you can grow at home. If you’re a long-time follower of Epic Gardening, you’ll know I’ve been doing the Apocalypse Grow survival challenge, where I’ve lived off of my own food for a month. So growing nutrient-dense food was a MUST.

I invited Stacey Murphy of Grow Your Own Vegetables on the show to talk with me. I’m presenting at her Superfood Summit, where I’m doing a masterclass on microgreen growing. Feel free to check that out in the links below.

Connect With Stacey Murphy:

Stacey Murphy of GrowYourOwnVegetables.org. She’s helped tens of thousands of people on 6 different continents grow vegetables and herbs.

Learn More: Kale: How to Grow Your Own Superfood

In recent years, it’s gotten a reputation as a superfood. Leaf cabbage, also called kale, is a brassica species which really packs a punch. But growing kale isn’t something a lot of people consider doing.

They should! Vitamin-packed kale (Brassica oleracea) is considered to be among the world’s healthiest foods. Rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, it’s also mineral-rich, packing a good calcium and potassium punch. For a leafy green, it’s protein-rich as well. One cup of kale will give you 2.2 grams of protein.

We’re going to go over everything you’ll ever need for growing kale, including information about the various types and a good number of planting tips. By the time we’re done, you’ll be a kale growing expert.

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Jul 02, 2019
Soil Aeration
13:51

Most of our plants aren’t “used” to growing in containers, where the soil is separated from the biological life that it’s usually filled with. How do you remedy this situation. Darryl of Houseplant Journal says, “Aerate it!” We discuss exactly how to do that in today’s show.

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Learn More: Soil Aeration 101

Soil aeration is a topic most gardeners don't fully understand...me included! But here are some basics to expand your soil-building knowledge.

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Jul 01, 2019
How Plants Grow And Lose Leaves
12:12

Are you the type of plant parent that freaks out when you see even the slightest imperfection in your plants? This episode is for you...Darryl of Houseplant Journal and I discuss the misconceptions new gardeners have about the life cycle of plants.

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Learn More: Growing Houseplants For The First Time

Who wonders how to get started growing houseplants. We go into lighting, soil, and a few good recommendations.

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Jun 30, 2019
The Best Watering Strategy for Houseplants
07:05

Today we get to hear Darryl Cheng, founder of Houseplant Journal, discuss his “watering strategy”, a new and useful way to think about watering houseplants indoors.

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Learn More: Strategies For Watering Your Garden

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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Jun 29, 2019
Overwatering
13:50

Overwatering...one of the biggest plant killers. Darryl Cheng from Houseplant Journal comes on again to discuss exactly what it is, as well as teases his strategy for watering houseplants.

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Learn More: 5 Signs of Overwatering

Here's a quick re-run of my favorite episode on watering - specifically overwatering. There are many signs to look for, but these 5 are key!

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Jun 28, 2019
Understanding Natural Light Indoors
13:14

What exactly is ‘natural light’ indoors? Is there such a thing? Plants did not evolve to grow in our boxed off, enclosed environments, so how can we think about natural light in this

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Learn More: Understanding Light 101 - Terminology

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. 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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Jun 27, 2019
Common Misconceptions about Light
10:28

Darryl from Houseplant Journal is back on the show today, and we get NERDY about how plants use light.

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Learn MoreHow Does Light Affect Plant Growth?

As gardeners, it's important to have a base-level understanding of how plants grow. That way, you can troubleshoot any issues from the ground up! Today we talk about light and how plants use it to grow.

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Jun 26, 2019
A New Philosophy of Houseplant Care
09:32

Today we invite the one and only Darryl Cheng of Houseplant Journal on the podcast for the week. We’re talking about his new book, The New Plant Parent, as well as an in-depth deep dive to plant care in general.

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Jun 25, 2019
Permaculture Gardening in California
08:28

Permaculture is a word that is often used in many ways by many people. It also depends heavily on your locale as a gardener. I have Brian (@neverenoughdirt on Instagram) on the show to learn how he approaches it in his backyard lot.

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Learn More: Urban Permaculture 101

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Jun 24, 2019
Time Traveling Through Heirloom Plants
06:24

Heirlooms offer a look into the past, at how plants used to be cultivated before we standardized them and bred them for pest and disease resistance instead of flavor.

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Learn More: What Does "Heirloom" Even Mean?

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.

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Jun 23, 2019
Citrus and California History
08:12

Curious about rare citrus? This episode is for you. Brian (@neverenoughdirt on Instagram) cultivates many rare varieties of citrus as well as grafts his own trees, so it’s sure to inspire your future citrus addiction.

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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?

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Jun 22, 2019
Mixing Edibles Into Landscaping
06:27

We’ve talked about edible landscaping many times in the past, but I find everyone has a different take on it, so Brian (@neverenoughdirt on Instagram) is coming on to share his thoughts and approach.

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Learn More: Perennial Edibles To Grow

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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Jun 21, 2019
How to Garden With Children
04:56

I don’t have any children (yet), but my friend Brian (@neverenoughdirt on Instagram) does - so I brought him on to talk about how he gets his children engaged in the garden.

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Jun 20, 2019
Small Scale Succession Planting
05:45

Today, we talk about small-scale succession planting techniques with my friend Brian.

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Learn more: Creative Succession Planting Ideas

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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Jun 19, 2019
Ducks in the Garden 101
08:03

If you’ve gotten the bird bug and want chickens in your garden, don’t forget about ducks! They can be extremely beneficial in an edible veggie garden, and I’m talking with my friend Brian AKA @neverenoughdirt on Instagram about it in today’s show.

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Jun 18, 2019
Preventing The Most Common Seedling Killers
09:36

The last thing you want to happen is to put a ton of effort into caring for your young seedlings, only to lose them to damping off or another seedling issue. Join Leslie and I as we talk about the best ways to prevent seedling health issues.

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Jun 17, 2019
Top Lighting Tips for Seedlings
08:46

There’s practically no more important input in a young plant’s life than the light it receives. If you listened to our last week with Leslie, you’ll know this full well...but a reminder never hurts!

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Jun 16, 2019
Germination: Chitting, Scarification, Stratification, and More
14:14

Some seeds need a bit more love than others to get their lives started. Leslie and I chat about the different ways you can ‘trick’ your seeds into starting, no matter what the season actually is.

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Jun 15, 2019
Air Layering for Tropicals and Citrus
11:11

Some plants are difficult to propagate via “normal” methods, so turning to air layering can be a fantastic, albeit somewhat complex way to go. Leslie Halleck gives us all a complete breakdown of the process from start to finish.

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Jun 14, 2019
Apocalypse Grow #3: Bartering, Fishing, Potatoes
07:28

The 3rd update from the Apocalypse Grow challenge. Lots to update all of you survivors on. Hope you're doing well out there.

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Jun 13, 2019
Succulent Cuttings: EPIC Tips for Success
09:57

Succulents are easy to propagate, yes, but there are a few things you can do wrong that will drastically reduce your success rates. Join Leslie Halleck and I as we riff on our succulent success tips.

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Jun 13, 2019
Every Type of Plant Cutting You Can Take
15:52

Plant cuttings can be complex, and there are many ways to go wrong. That’s why Leslie Halleck is back on the show, dropping EPIC knowledge about all of the different types out there and how to take them.

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Jun 12, 2019
Rooting Hormones: Fully Explained
13:23

Leslie Halleck is back on the show! Today we talk about the different types of rooting hormones, what’s in them, and why they’re so important in your propagation process. 

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Jun 11, 2019
Your “Style” of Garden and Relationship to Nature in Urban Environments
11:12

In our final episode with Tom, we riff on Piet’s style of garden, as well as our own relationship to gardening and nature itself, given that we both live in urban environments.

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Jun 07, 2019
Practical Garden Design Advice from Piet
10:10

This entire week we’ve been talking about very lofty and high-level garden designs...but what about us at home? What inspiration can we draw from professional designers to benefit our own gardens?

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Jun 06, 2019
Apocalypse Grow #2: Grunion, Kumquats, Beets
04:35

On today's audiolog for the Apocalypse Grow challenge: grunion hunting, kumquat foraging, and beet bartering.

 

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Jun 06, 2019
Piet’s Inspiration and Design Influences
11:31

Piet Oudolf has done projects around the world, notably in the US and the UK. Today I talk with Tom Piper about how the locale of a project influences his design choices in the garden.

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Jun 05, 2019
Apocalypse Grow Audiolog #1
05:40

 

The first 3 days of the challenge are over, and I suspect they may be the hardest. Find out how I'm doing on my Apocalypse Grow challenge, where I am surviving off of only what I grow, fish, forage, or barter.

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Jun 04, 2019
Garden Photography Tips
13:53

Have you ever tried taking photos of your garden and they just come out bland and uninspiring? I know I have. I figured while I have an award-winning documentarian on the show, I might as well ask him for some photo and video tips for you all!

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Jun 04, 2019
Stories From The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
10:20

Today we have Tom Piper on, talking about some of the interesting stories and a bit more background on Piet and what makes his approach to garden design so unique.

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Jun 03, 2019
How Five Seasons Came to Be
12:01

We’re back with Tom Piper, and today we talk a bit about how Five Seasons came to be. It stemmed from Tom’s work on the New York High Line, which Piet was a designer for. And, like all gardens do, it grew from there.

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Jun 02, 2019
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
09:37

Today kicks off a week with Tom Piper, an award-winning director and documentarian. This is a bit of a change from most guests, as this week we’re diving into the work of one man - Piet Oudolf - a world-renowned Dutch garden designer and author.

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Jun 01, 2019
Becoming Amateur Botanical Explorers
09:52

Once you’re bitten by the gardening bug, it’s only natural to start becoming a “botanical explorer.” Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead discuss what that term means, and some of our favorite plants.

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May 31, 2019
Space Design to Create Magic in the Garden
12:28

As we all know, aesthetics aren’t my strong suit, which is why Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead is on the show today to talk about creating “magic” in the garden with different types of garden layouts and designs.

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May 30, 2019
Sustainability in the Garden
08:27

There are plenty of unsustainable practices we employ as gardeners, but today Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead and I focus on the ways to bring a more sustainable mindset to your gardening practice.

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In this episode, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about how to save as MUCH water as possible when gardening and homesteading...it gets really creative!

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May 29, 2019
How Anyone Can Garden
10:42

This is a topic near and dear to my heart, with Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead. Anyone - and I mean ANYONE - can grow SOMETHING, no matter where they live.

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May 28, 2019
Gardening Strategies for Busy People
09:45

Today we’re joined again by Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead, talking about different ways to reduce time and effort in the garden as a busy person. We all have other commitments, and you’d be surprised how little time you can actually spend in the garden, and still have it yield incredible harvests.

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May 27, 2019
Edible Landscaping Ideas
08:30

We’re back with Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead talking about different edible landscaping ideas. It’s a topic I cover on the show often, but everyone has their own take on it...so let’s get into it!

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May 26, 2019
Breaking the Old Fashioned Gardening Mold
10:13

Today we bring on Siloé Oliveira of Suburban Homestead, a fantastic YouTube channel about small-space urban homesteading. In this show, we talk about the different ways to break the mold when it comes to traditional gardening.

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May 25, 2019
Who Is "Joe Gardener"?
12:54

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today and we talk about Joe's background, how he got started in gardening, and what he's up to this year.

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May 24, 2019
How to Support Your Precious Plants
10:14

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today and we talk about support options: trellising, tomato cages, and more.

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May 23, 2019
How Should You Actually Water The Garden?
11:29

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today and we talk about watering, one of the most misunderstood aspects of gardening!

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May 22, 2019
How to Use Mulch 101
08:58

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today talking about the many benefits of mulch, as well as his preferred way of using mulch on his raised beds.

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May 21, 2019
The Absolute Basics of Raised Bed Gardening
13:26

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today, and we talk about growing in raised beds. The depth, height, length, and material you should use, and much more!

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May 20, 2019
The Perfect Raised Bed Mix?
11:41

Joe Lamp'l is back on the show today, and we talk about the perfect soil recipe for your raised beds. This is an area I've messed up in the past to disastrous effect, so let's see how we can prevent this problem.

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May 19, 2019
How Joe Lamp'l Starts Seeds
09:10

Today we have a very special guest on the show...Joe Lamp'l! He's the Joe behind JoeGardener.com, as well as the host of the PBS show Growing a Greener World. In this week of episodes, we're doing some beginner gardening fundamentals with Joe and diving into his techniques and methods, starting with...starting seeds.

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May 18, 2019
Is Peat Moss Sustainable?
11:00

Today we bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper. We discuss the sustainability issues surrounding our use of peat moss in the garden.

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May 17, 2019
What is "Pitt" Moss?
10:16

Today we bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper.

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May 16, 2019
What is a Living Soil?
08:38

Today we bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper. Continuing with our soil series, we discuss the term "living" soil and what it REALLY means.

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May 15, 2019
What Makes a GOOD Potting Soil?
09:28

Today we bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper. He explains the process of "building" a good potting soil from the ground up.

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May 14, 2019
The Evolution of Potting Soil
06:34

Today we bring on Dr. Bethke, a soil scientist and consultant for Pitt Moss, which is a new type of sustainable potting medium made from recycled paper. He explains the three phases of potting soil, all the way from the beginning!

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May 13, 2019
Answering All Of Your Chicken Questions
16:55

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I have a rapid-fire Q&A of questions that you all sent in on Instagram. 12+ questions answered for beginner chicken keepers!

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May 12, 2019
Favorite Perennial / Almost Perennial Veggie Crops
19:09

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about our favorite perennial / perennial-esque plants to grow in your VEGGIE garden. Makes the garden a bit easier to maintain!

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May 11, 2019
Front Yard Veggie Garden Secrets
08:53

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about setting up a front yard garden and how to win over neighbors that initially aren't too happy about your decision to convert your lawn.

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May 10, 2019
Sustainable Water Use in the Garden and Home
11:17

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about how to save as MUCH water as possible when gardening and homesteading...it gets really creative!

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May 09, 2019
The BAD Side of Chickens in the Garden
07:15

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about why it's not ALL good news when you've got chickens in the garden. Watch out for these downsides!

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May 08, 2019
Benefits of Chickens in the Garden
09:28

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about the GOOD side of having chickens on your property and in your garden.

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May 07, 2019
Raising Chickens on Your Homestead
11:52

In today's show, Anne (@realhensofoc) and I talk about the basics of raising chickens on your property.

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May 06, 2019
What YOU Can Do To Help The Bees
09:12

In today's show with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, we bring it down to the home gardener level, sharing what YOU can do to help the bees.

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May 05, 2019
What Is "Colony Collapse" And Is It Still Happening?
06:16

In today's show with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, we talk about Colony Collapse Disorder and how it might not be the biggest issue facing the bees right now.

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May 04, 2019
Honey bees vs Native Bees
08:51

In today's show with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, we talk about the honey bees vs. native bees: what are the differences and what are their respective roles in the pollination equation?

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May 03, 2019
How Beekeepers Survive 50% Losses in Bees
11:22

In today's show with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, we chat about how commercial beekeepers lose 33-50% of their bees every year, and how they can possibly sustain the business model.

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May 02, 2019
What are "Managed Honeybees"?
12:24

In today's show with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, we dive deeper into the managed honeybee industry and its impact on agriculture and food.

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May 01, 2019
What's Going On With Our Pollinators?
10:23

Today kicks off 6 episodes with Peter Nelson, the director of the upcoming documentary The Pollinators, which is playing at the Newport Beach Film Festival May 1st if you're in the Southern California area.

In today's show, we go over the broad overview of the film as well as introduce the "managed honeybee" industry to you.

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Apr 30, 2019
How to Grow Lingonberries
04:15

Lingonberry plants are an underrated perennial berry that you should consider growing in your garden. Here's a basic overview on their care!

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Apr 29, 2019
Can You Bury Food Scraps In The Soil?
04:17

What happens if you skip the composting process and just bury your scraps right in the soil? Today we answer this question, brought up by my friend Mark from Self Sufficient Me.

Learn More: Watch Mark's video on burying food scraps

 

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Apr 28, 2019
5 Reasons to Grow in Raised Beds
08:16

Raised beds are one of the best ways to make gardening EASIER - both on your body and your plants. Here are my 5 top reasons why I prefer raised beds in my front yard garden.

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Apr 27, 2019
6 Types of Basil You Havent Grown
04:14

When Simon and Garfunkel recorded the song “Scarborough Fair,” they sang about parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. The first thought that goes through my head when I hear this song on the radio is “but what about basil?” I love growing basil!

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Apr 26, 2019
Successful Tomato Transplanting
04:49

Tomatoes are one of those weird plants that "break the rules" when it comes to transplanting. Here's how I do it for EPIC success.

 

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Apr 25, 2019
Ollas: An Underappreciated Irrigation Technique
04:39

Ollas are an ancient self-watering irrigation technique that are still in wide use today. They make incredibly good use of water, which is vital if you're in a hot, dry climate.

 

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Apr 24, 2019
How to Germinate Lavender Seeds
03:35

Lavender is a notoriously difficult plant to grow from seed. The seed is finicky and needs a LOT of TLC to get started. If you've ever had trouble, here's how I recommend starting it.

 

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Apr 23, 2019
How to Air Layer Propagate a Plant
06:03

Air layering is a fun propagation technique that is extremely effective when used for certain plants. In fact, it's the most effective way to propagate many of your favorite trees.

Learn More: Air Layering 101

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Apr 22, 2019
Inorganic vs. Organic Mulch
04:57

What type of mulch should you use? Let's talk about the differences between organic and inorganic mulch options.

 

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Apr 21, 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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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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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.

Learn More: Harvesting Worm Castings: 4 Foolproof Methods

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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!

Learn More: Ardisia: Caring For Christmas Berry Plants

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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.

Learn More: The Best Potting Soils: How to Choose The Right Potting Mix For Your Plants

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 :)

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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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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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!

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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.

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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!

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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 ;)

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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.

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 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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