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Best Kevin Espiritu podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Kevin Espiritu podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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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!
 
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The Grow Guide
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The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.
 
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Grow What You Love
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When you grow what you love wonderful things happen. Feed and cultivate what you love - health, family, environment, your garden - and watch it grow! Author and host, Emily Murphy, shares unexpected stories of people and plants in a set of seasonal shows. Hear how people are changing their lives and the lives of others thanks to the time and attention given to the things they love -- plants and so much more!
 
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More gardening myths to talk about...including one that's commonly thought to be a myth...but isn't! An anti-myth, if you will ;) Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirl ...…
 
Storing your clay, terra cotta, ceramic, and plastic pots for winter is a must...but there are a few things you must do before you store to ensure a good lifespan for your precious pots! Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to ke ...…
 
Organic NPK fertilizers are a fantastic way to add slow-release fertility to your garden...but there are many types. Here's a brief breakdown. Learn More: 21+ Organic Fertilizers and How To Use Them In Your Garden Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and ...…
 
Because they grow underground, knowing the right moment to harvest carrots can be a challenge. Here are a few considerations for you! Learn More: Growing Carrots: Grow A Rainbow Of Tasty Vegetables In Your Yard Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and fo ...…
 
Carrots can be challenging, especially if you have clay or rocky soil...so what about growing them in containers? Learn More: Growing Carrots: Grow A Rainbow Of Tasty Vegetables In Your Yard Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt t ...…
 
Dave is back in action this week and the co-hosts have reunited again to talk houseplants! With the colder weather outside, it's common to see your houseplants react by either dropping leaves, browning or stopping growth. This episode provides solutions to these common issues and more. Plus, for Dave's favourite thing this week, he shares about ...…
 
When harvesting broccoli, timing is of the essence. You want a full, thick head but you don't want the florets to begin to open. Learn More: 27 Types of Broccoli You Should Grow Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicg ...…
 
A quintessential fall crop, broccoli has some specific soil requirements it LIKES in order to grow to epic proportions. Learn More: 27 Types of Broccoli You Should Grow Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening. ...…
 
Festive and full, Christmas cactus is a pleasure to have any time of year. It’s popular for its unique stem design and brightly colored flowers. We’ve already covered that in our extensive Schlumbergera care guide in the past. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Propagating Christmas cactus is incredibly easy to do! Learn More: Propagating Chri ...…
 
You finally got it: your first succulent! Or second, or third, or maybe you’ve lost track. You love them, but you just can’t keep your precious succulents alive! Do you know how often to water succulents? What’s causing this sad state? Learn More: How Often To Water Succulents: A Quick Guide Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field G ...…
 
Fresh from the store, succulents are so neat and compact. It’s a shame that eventually the leaves die, stems grow, and things get a little crazy. That’s when maintenance comes in. With a good pruning succulents can remain just as tidy as the day you bought them. Learn More: Pruning Succulents: Everything You Need to Know Order Field Guide to Ur ...…
 
One of the oldest cultivated crops, figs have been a staple food for years. There’s many cultivars, but the Chicago hardy fig is one that’s growing in popularity. Surprisingly cold-hardy, this tree can tolerate cooler climate conditions than other fig trees. Learn More: Chicago Hardy Fig Care Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field ...…
 
Growing certified disease-free garlic seed and rotating crops are the first tiers of defense against pesky pests and diseases. Hardneck garlic isn’t typically a high-drama endeavor, but there are some pests and diseases to watch out for. Learn More: Hardneck Garlic Problems Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gard ...…
 
Planting hardneck garlic is as easy as separating the cloves from the bulb and poking them into the soil. Larger cloves will produce larger bulbs, so be sure to set the little ones aside for cooking. Learn More: How to Plant Hardneck Garlic Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If ...…
 
Hardneck garlic might be the easiest, most satisfying kitchen staple to grow. Whether you’re a first-time grower or a seasoned pro, pulling plump bulbs out of the ground feels like magic! Learn More: Hardneck Garlic Types Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the ...…
 
This week things are a little different on The Grow Guide. Filling in for Dave while he's out of studio is the wonderful Will Bergmann a.k.a. WTF (Will the Farmer) a.k.a. 'The Modern Farmer.' Will brings his own spin to the podcast, sharing about his unique farm where his family grows both conventional crops and an organic CSA market garden. Wi ...…
 
When moving to a wilder style of gardening and farming, increasing native pollinators is a must. They do a LOT of your work for you, so give them a home! About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wild Side, available now. Order Field Gui ...…
 
If you're a berry addict like me, this episode will inspire you to expand your berry palette in the garden and grow some "weird" ones! About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wild Side, available now. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardeni ...…
 
As an annual veggie gardener primarily, I confess I haven't grown as much fruit as I'd like. Mostly due to space. But Nancy makes a compelling case for growing your own fruit in today's show! About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wil ...…
 
Today we discuss how to cultivate healthy, living soil by talking with Nancy Hayden and learning how she did it on her farm, The Farm Between. About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wild Side, available now. Order Field Guide to Urban ...…
 
Beyond being a "nice thing to do", landscaping with native plants has a whole host of benefits for your yard, garden, or farm. About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wild Side, available now. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My bo ...…
 
Today we dive into the book, Farming on the Wild Side, with Nancy Hayden. About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming on the Wild Side, available now. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7 ...…
 
Have you ever had the fantasy of starting a farm, but having it feel more like a wild garden than a conventional farm? Well, this week's guest did exactly that. Join us for an exciting week of episodes. About Nancy Hayden: Nancy and her husband John are the co-owners of The Farm Between in Vermont, as well as the authors of the new book Farming ...…
 
The winter is creeping up on us cold climate growers, and it's just about time to put the garden to rest. But before you pack up for the season, give some love to your soil! In this episode, Maggie and Dave share their top five ways to improve your soil's health. You can implement these practices starting right now up until the ground freezes. ...…
 
What is the Urban Worm Bag, and why was it invented by an airline pilot who had never composted before in his life?! Today's show is all about Steve Churchill's founding story of the Urban Worm Company. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favori ...…
 
New to worm composting and want a complete step-by-step guide? Today's show is for you. Steve walks you through filling up your first worm bin. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting system. It's a flow-through system inste ...…
 
Is worm tea the same as leachate? What is leachate? Is it even GOOD to have in a worm composting system? All of these questions answer and more in today's show. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting system. It's a flow-thr ...…
 
Today we answer some common questions gardeners have about using worms in the garden, compost, or vermicompost. The answers may surprise you! 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting system. It's a flow-through system instead ...…
 
Do worm castings have a unique effect on dreaded damping off disease? Turns out the answer is yes...learn more in today's show. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting system. It's a flow-through system instead of a bin styl ...…
 
If you're new to vermicomposting, you're PROBABLY going to make this mistake, and it leads to almost all other issues you'll run into when worm composting. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking This Link Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting system. It's a flow-through ...…
 
This week is Part 2 of the composting discussion with a focus on indoor composting year round! Kristen Malec from Green Action Centre continues sharing her tips for success, including how to start a vermicompost bin and how to properly compost livestock. She also busts some common composting myths, like how long it really takes for compostable ...…
 
Today I'm with Steve Churchill of the Urban Worm Company. We're talking about 3 different classes of worms that exist and which make the most sense to use in your worm composting bin. 10% Off an Urban Worm Bag By Clicking Here Steve is the founder of the Urban Worm Company and makes the Urban Worm Bag, which is my favorite worm composting syste ...…
 
A creative technique for pest prevention, trap cropping involves planting plants that will attract pests on purpose to then dispose of them more easily. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send y ...…
 
Instead of treating diseases on your plants, how about not getting them in the first place? Try out these prevention tips this season. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of ...…
 
A few EPIC tips to get the most out of your onion crop this season. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed suppliers! Ord ...…
 
If you're struggling with your onions, it may be that you're just not growing the right type for your region! Learn the 3 different categories of onions in today's show. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening ...…
 
One of the best hacks for 100% pest prevention, floating row covers are a must in my fall garden. Are you using them? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic ...…
 
Are coffee grounds safe to use in compost? And if so, how do you use them best? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my favorite seed su ...…
 
Some plants require cold periods in order to develop properly. This process is known as vernalization. Learn all about it and why it's important in today's show. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I' ...…
 
Maggie is back after her week away, and her and Dave are stoked to chat composting with Kristen Malec from the Green Action Centre. Kristen shared so much amazing info that this episode has become a two-parter: this week focuses on composting basics and outdoor systems while next week the conversation picks up with a focus on composting indoors ...…
 
Less common but still an issue in the garden is overly sandy soil. Here is the "one-two" punch to fix your soil and get growing. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirlo ...…
 
Certain plants like certain soil pH conditions, so what do we need to know about pH in general and how to raise/lower it. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, org ...…
 
Spinach is a perfect spring/fall crop, so start some now with these epic tips to maximize the health and yield of your plant. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, ...…
 
Carrots. Super fun to harvest, super annoying to actually grow sometimes. Here are my top reasons you're struggling with your carrot crop. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack ...…
 
Cabbage is a fantastic but frustrating crop to grow, so here are a few of my tips to make the process even easier. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic se ...…
 
Planting garlic is where most growers make the biggest mistakes. Learn what to avoid when growing this delicious, aromatic root crop. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of h ...…
 
Epsom salts are so often recommended in the garden...but why? What's in them that makes them so magical? Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from o ...…
 
Dave is flying solo this week as Maggie gets caught up on some things outside the pod... but that doesn't stop Maggie from passing along her exciting "favourite" thing of the week, and its all about chickens! Dave shares a classic herb-guy fav, and also reminds everyone about the Grow Guide "garlic plant-a-thon" planned for Saturday, October 12 ...…
 
Does artifical light at night affect the growth of plants? Turns out we have to go deeper (as always) to understand the answer. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloo ...…
 
Leaf wilt = underwatering...or does it? There are many causes, so let's dive a bit deeper to understand what causes leaf wilt. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be out May 7, 2019. If you pre-order the book and forward your receipt to kevin@epicgardening.com, I'll send you a free pack of heirloom ...…
 
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