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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!
 
Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This 3-day per week audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities ...
 
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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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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. About Steve Churchill 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-throug ...…
 
Bonus Episode 31: Seed Saving Class September 2019. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: This is the September 2019 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing genetic modification, the current advances, what that means for our food, the truth behind the scientific studies, hand pollination, and so much more. There is alway ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Discovering the wonders of harvesting native and urban trees, weeds, and cacti. In This Podcast: What would you eat if all the grocery stores in your area closed? Peggy Sorensen has found her answer in the native trees, shrubs, weeds, and cacti of the southwest! Hear how she got into foraging edible desert plants, which southwest plants are her ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Honoring a family heritage or nurturing neighbors. In This Podcast: Most people in Arizona are familiar with Hickman's eggs, but there is so much more to this family-run business than eggs! Clint Hickman shared with us the evolution of egg farming, and how his family business grew enough to feed Phoenix. He also explains all the side businesses ...…
 
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, ...…
 
Creating a full circle food system that connects family and community. In This Podcast: Wholistic living has taken on a whole new meaning for Jolene Kuty! Through learning about health, she went from eating cheese infused hot dogs to working as a chiropractic physician surrounded by her half-acre urban farm. She created a full circle system usi ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Helping others understand and create food forests. In This Podcast: Eco-edible landscaping sounds like a cool new method, but it incorporates many of the tried and true methods of permaculture. Kristie Kapp educates on building a food forest and how to incorporate 7 layers, supporting plants, mineral accumulators, and beneficial insects. She te ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Moving from dreaming about it, to doing what it takes to grow a farm. In This Podcast: How does an adventurous spirit, practicing yoga and following your intuition lead someone to start a farm? As Tiffany Panaccione learned, those experiences teach you to follow your heart and try new things! Listen in to learn how she plans to turn her dream o ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Your houseplants are peaking right now, full of vitality after soaking up the energy of summer... which makes now a perfect time to make plant babies! Learn five techniques for vegetatively propagating houseplants in this week's easy-listening guide to multiplying your plants. Plus, a listener question about garlic, details on our garlic plant- ...…
 
Enhancing our connection to the earth and each other. In This Podcast: Learning about permaculture can be life changing, and Michael Gettens shares about his experience taking a permaculture design course, how to take on a production mindset instead of simply consuming resources, and how the current food system is degenerative instead of regene ...…
 
In this episode, we visit Community Healing Gardens co-founder Nicole Landers in Venice Beach, California. Nicole has discovered that, when you do what you love, wonderful things happen. "...when you do what you love, life throws you some really great things to move it forward." - Nicole Landers Nicole is the co-founder of Community Healing Gar ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Building soil quality through carbon management. In This Podcast: Biochar can improve your soil and help the environment at the same time! We visited with Dr. Rivka Fidel from the University of Arizona to learn all about biochar and carbon farming. Listen in for how you can make it, use it, and the science behind adding it to your compost. She ...…
 
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! ...…
 
Happy Autumnal Equinox! This week's episode is all about embracing Fall and the flavours of harvest. Dave shares about the Tepin Pepper — a Mexican variety perfect to bring indoors at this time of year. Maggie's "Fav Thing" is her Tango Celery, a variety bred for Canadian winters. Chef at Nonsuch Brewing Co., Tyrone Welchinski then joins the po ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Bonus Episode 30: Seed Saving Class August 2019. A chat with an expert on Seeds. In This Bonus Podcast: Once again we join a conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson to learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times. This is the replay of the August 2019 Seed Saving Class In ...…
 
Lilly Padilla is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Chef specializing in Chinese Nutritional Therapy and Ayurveda. She’s also the author of the book, Anti-Cancer, Habits & Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition. She began studying nutrition and the benefits of a plant-based diet after treatment for ovarian cancer and surgery that went horr ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Experimenting with living off existing food sources for difficult times. In This Podcast: We followed up with Kevin Espiritu to hear the results of his Apocalypse Survival Challenge. Could you survive for a whole month only eating what you grow, fish, barter, or forage? Hear how Kevin used his 200 square foot gardening space, community foodscap ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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