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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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Bootstrap Farmer Radio is a podcast discussing how to break into the modern business of agriculture on a bootstrap budget & education. The internet is making more connections and distributing knowledge in a way that makes it accessible for us all. Our focus isn't mega-greenhouses with million dollar machinery, instead, we talk about low-cost, versatile and adaptable green businesses that can sustain a family through the best and worst of times. We find the small farmers running profitable fa ...
 
Bootstrap Farmer Radio is a podcast discussing how to break into the modern business of agriculture on a bootstrap budget & education. The internet is making more connections and distributing knowledge in a way that makes it accessible for us all. Our focus isn't mega-greenhouses with million dollar machinery, instead, we talk about low-cost, versatile and adaptable green businesses that can sustain a family through the best and worst of times. We find the small farmers running profitable fa ...
 
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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' ...…
 
Nick & Brandon discuss recent observations in farmer's markets, events, and conversations that connect and sometimes disconnect the public with local food. How can we all bring our personalities and creativity into our farm's offerings and communication with buyers? www.bootstrapfarmer.com www.urbanfarmacademy.com…
 
Nick & Brandon discuss recent observations in farmer's markets, events, and conversations that connect and sometimes disconnect the public with local food. How can we all bring our personalities and creativity into our farm's offerings and communication with buyers? www.bootstrapfarmer.com www.urbanfarmacademy.com…
 
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 ...…
 
Revolving Kitchen is a new commercial kitchen space in Dallas, Texas with 25 spaces available 24/7 by the hour. Their insights into what chefs, caterers, bakers, gluten-free makers, farmers with added value goods, test kitchens, and start-ups go through developed an incredible and collaborative space. These insights into the food industry will ...…
 
Revolving Kitchen is a new commercial kitchen space in Dallas, Texas with 25 spaces available 24/7 by the hour. Their insights into what chefs, caterers, bakers, gluten-free makers, farmers with added value goods, test kitchens, and start-ups go through developed an incredible and collaborative space. These insights into the food industry will ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Do plants respond to touch? If so, how? This is what we're discovering together 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'll send you a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds from one of my ...…
 
Today we finish our series by discussing ways that you can both improve and destroy the mycorrhizal fungi present within your soil. 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 hei ...…
 
In part two of the mycorrhizae series, we learn about the function of mycorrhizal fungi, as well as how to cultivate this relationship in your soil. 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 ...…
 
What are mycorrhizal fungi and how do they work? Welcome to the mycorrhizae series, a 3 part podcast adventure into this wonderful symbiotic partnership of plants and fungi. 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@epicgarde ...…
 
Today we take a question from a listener about the best type of LED grow lights and if they're a better option than HID or high intensity discharge lights for growing fruiting crops as we move into fall and winter. Learn More: The Best Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, wi ...…
 
Brandon & Nick talk with Michele Madison (@farming_the_future) about implementing an aquaponics based STEM curriculum in schools.By Bootstrap Farmer Radio.
 
Brandon & Nick talk with Michele Madison (@farming_the_future) about implementing an aquaponics based STEM curriculum in schools.By Bootstrap Farmer Radio.
 
For drought-prone areas, xeriscaping is a fantastic way to have a beautiful landscape without a massive water bill. And it doesn't have to look like a desert! Learn More: Xeriscape Plants: 35 Drought-Resistant Options 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 ...…
 
Today we take a question from a listener about options for a shadier section of his lawn. Lawns in general love sun, so we talk about ideas for shade-loving ground covers. 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@epicgardeni ...…
 
It's the perfect time for many of us to get our broccoli going, but what type to choose? 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 favorit ...…
 
Instead of giving a stock answer for watering questions, today we look at all of the factors that affect watering your plants so you gain a deeper understanding. Learn More: When is the Best Time to Water 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 ...…
 
Fall is the perfect time to experiment with rare and delicious asian greens. Here are some of my favorites. 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 fro ...…
 
A few things to make sure you're NOT doing as we transition into fall. 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! ...…
 
Few announcements on potential upcoming Epic Gardening meetups, as well as a restock of the store! 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 ...…
 
If you’re growing kale for the first time, you may have some questions about the best way to maximize your kale harvest. The great news is that you don’t have to devote a large amount of space or even grow a large number of plants to produce an impressive amount of this superfood. With proper care and harvesting, you can enjoy this annual leafy ...…
 
You’ve seen these succulents everywhere. Their captivating rosettes have been a constant in garden stores for years. Graptosedum is a classic that’s fun and easy to grow. Yes, the name sounds like grapes, but this succulent actually resembles Echeveria. Graptosedum’s compact leaves spiral around the stem and create rosettes at the top. It comes ...…
 
Today we talk about bokashi, a fantastic way to create anaerobic compost that doesn't smell, breaks down quickly in the soil, and is dead-simple to use. Plus, an additional technique you may want to try. Learn More: Bokashi Compost Buckets: An Easy DIY Method Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, will be ...…
 
Pothos, also known by the names devil’s ivy, silver vine, money plant, etc., is arguably the most popular houseplant of all time. With its attractive, heart-shaped leaves (not to be confused with a heartleaf philodendron), trailing vine-like appearance, and its ability to purify indoor air, pothos plants are an ideal choice for your home or off ...…
 
What is biochar and how do you use it in the garden? That's the topic for today, so buckle in! Learn More: What Is Biochar? Charcoal In Gardening 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 fr ...…
 
Growing dragonfruit but not getting flowers? Try this method. I was able to induce flowering in 5 days...pretty crazy experiment in the garden that actually worked out! 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 ho ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we dive into Rochelle's bootcamps - why she created them, what's in them, and some fun stories from past attendees. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootca ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we discuss how fall is the perfect button to a growing season, and thus a fantastic time to take all of the observations you've made over spring and summer an ...…
 
As a small business you have the power to do things big companies have long ago forgot to do. Reminding your clients that you care about their service experience on a personal level means you have clients that will push your business forward through word of mouth. It's Golden Rule 101.By Bootstrap Farmer Radio.
 
As a small business you have the power to do things big companies have long ago forgot to do. Reminding your clients that you care about their service experience on a personal level means you have clients that will push your business forward through word of mouth. It's Golden Rule 101.By Bootstrap Farmer Radio.
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we discuss how going to a reputable nursery and asking them to help you filter through the laundry list of planting options is one of the best time, money, an ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we talk about how to think about your plants - they do particular jobs in particular locations in the garden. Thinking of them through this lens can help your ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we'll discuss how it's a big design mistake to think about the plants you want in your garden FIRST, and how that's about step #8 out of 10 in your design pla ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. In this episode, we'll discuss the "plop and drop" design flaw and how that creates a messy, incoherent garden design. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootcamp Planting De ...…
 
Today I bring on Rochelle Greayer of Pith + Vigor. She's a garden and landscape designer, TV host, and the creator of two incredible garden and planting design bootcamps. Connect With Rochelle Garden Design Bootcamp Planting Design Bootcamp Instagram Pith + Vigor Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a ...…
 
Enter the Clancy Potato Seed Packet Giveaway Today is special - I got my hands on the Clancy Potato, a potato you can grow from a true seed! I have 40 packs of seeds to give away, so in today's show I'll give you a bit of history of the potato itself, as well as what makes it such a special variety. Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, ...…
 
We recap the opening week of Urban Farm Academy. Drew Demler of Big Tex Urban Farm drops in to discuss food deserts and what our intentions are to create positive change through collaborations with community leaders. Thank you for a great week. To keep up with Urban Farm Academy news check out our Instagram page @theurbanfarmacademy…
 
We recap the opening week of Urban Farm Academy. Drew Demler of Big Tex Urban Farm drops in to discuss food deserts and what our intentions are to create positive change through collaborations with community leaders. Thank you for a great week. To keep up with Urban Farm Academy news check out our Instagram page @theurbanfarmacademy…
 
Melissa Norris is a 5th generation homesteader and loves to help people use organic methods to grow their own food. She’s the host of the Pioneering Today Podcast and you can find her website at https://melissaknorris.com/. Connect with Melissa Norris Join her Home Canning with Confidence Course Join her Organic Gardening Workshop Order Field G ...…
 
Melissa Norris is a 5th generation homesteader and loves to help people use organic methods to grow their own food. She’s the host of the Pioneering Today Podcast and you can find her website at https://melissaknorris.com/. Connect with Melissa Norris Join her Home Canning with Confidence Course Join her Organic Gardening Workshop Order Field G ...…
 
Melissa Norris is a 5th generation homesteader and loves to help people use organic methods to grow their own food. She’s the host of the Pioneering Today Podcast and you can find her website at https://melissaknorris.com/. Connect with Melissa Norris Join her Home Canning with Confidence Course Join her Organic Gardening Workshop Order Field G ...…
 
Melissa Norris is a 5th generation homesteader and loves to help people use organic methods to grow their own food. She’s the host of the Pioneering Today Podcast and you can find her website at https://melissaknorris.com/. Connect with Melissa Norris Join her Organic Gardening Workshop Order Field Guide to Urban Gardening My book, Field Guide ...…
 
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