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The Beet started as the Epic Gardening Podcast, but has grown into a one-stop shop for plant lovers. Five days a week, we explore topics ranging from beginner gardening tips to in-depth discussions with industry and science experts. Here, we’ll open up new gardening horizons, inspire you to greater heights, share new and exciting discoveries in agriculture, and fill your mind with freshly-harvested information you can apply to your own gardening journey!

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers Kevin Espiritu

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 141 Ratings

The Beet started as the Epic Gardening Podcast, but has grown into a one-stop shop for plant lovers. Five days a week, we explore topics ranging from beginner gardening tips to in-depth discussions with industry and science experts. Here, we’ll open up new gardening horizons, inspire you to greater heights, share new and exciting discoveries in agriculture, and fill your mind with freshly-harvested information you can apply to your own gardening journey!

    We're Landscapers Now

    We're Landscapers Now

    Gardening gets even better with the addition of landscaping. At the Homestead, the Epic Pond exemplifies how working with the landscape improves the garden tenfold. Jacques has been breaking up the garden with pollinator patches. They both have benefitted from self-sowing annuals and perennials as well. 
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aX9eocBotanical Interests Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/45qSfcBBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4cl2VMhEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3Vr0Sj2Learn More: 17 Cherry Tomatoes for Your Summer Garden

    Connect With Jacques in the Garden:

    It’s almost summer time! Kevin and Jacques talk about their plans for the warm season in their 2024 gardens. They look back on their wins, discuss their test garden, and cover their plans for summer gardening. As the new season approaches, they consider new ways to grow. 

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )a href="https://www.instagram.com/epicgardening/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 8 min
    Changing Methods In the Garden

    Changing Methods In the Garden

    Changing your methods in the garden is a great way to apply the lessons learned in a season. Whether it’s the timing, the plants you grow, or the modes you use, new seasons are opportunities for new perspectives. Hear how Jacques and Kevin take a moment of pause in the June Gloom of San Diego. 
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:https://growepic.co/3VFTDouBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3RnQXcPBook Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/4bXewl2EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4b16c2fLearn More: 17 Cherry Tomatoes for Your Summer Garden

    Connect With Jacques in the Garden:

    It’s almost summer time! Kevin and Jacques talk about their plans for the warm season in their 2024 gardens. They look back on their wins, discuss their test garden, and cover their plans for summer gardening. As the new season approaches, they consider new ways to grow. 

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram...

    • 8 min
    From Spring to Summer Gardens

    From Spring to Summer Gardens

    Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to turn over the garden. Kevin and Jacques have been focused on tomatoes, and different ways to grow them. They’ve just harvested garlic and onions, and they’re getting ready for massive harvests of other warmth-loving plants.
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/4bXY6bPBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4ejDSuTBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3yYcW3vEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4b2JlmMLearn More: 17 Cherry Tomatoes for Your Summer Garden

    Connect With Jacques in the Garden:

    It’s almost summer time! Kevin and Jacques talk about their plans for the warm season in their 2024 gardens. They look back on their wins, discuss their test garden, and cover their plans for summer gardening. As the new season approaches, they consider new ways to grow. 

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including a...

    • 9 min
    Setting Up the Test Garden

    Setting Up the Test Garden

    Common garden wisdom has recently been put to the test on the Epic Homestead. Everything from garden soil to growing methods is under the meticulous supervision of Kevin and Jacques. As they carry out their research and come to conclusions, they’ll share their results with the community. 
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3Vmgu7uBotanical Interests Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/4cmOWFYBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4bZFFDEEG Homesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/45rp8G7Learn More:17 Cherry Tomatoes for Your Summer Garden

    Connect With Jacques in the Garden:

    It’s almost summer time! Kevin and Jacques talk about their plans for the warm season in their 2024 gardens. They look back on their wins, discuss their test garden, and cover their plans for summer gardening. As the new season approaches, they consider new ways to grow. 

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including a...

    • 9 min
    Complete Guide to Raising Ducks with Kristine Ellis | The Beet

    Complete Guide to Raising Ducks with Kristine Ellis | The Beet

    In this week’s the Beet Podcast, we’re in conversation with Kristine Ellis of Dunkin’ Ducks. Kevin and Kristine discuss duck care, from rearing ducklings, to supporting a healthy collective at home. Does Kristine succeed in converting Kevin from chicken-keeper to duck-keeper? Listen and find out!
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3VihtFwBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3KA2z8BBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3yQaTP4 EGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3XeFEHzConnect With Kristine Ellis: 

    Kristine started ¨Dunkin Ducks¨ in 2017 as a fun way to share her beloved pets online. It quickly grew into a viral internet sensation, most notably with videos of her duck Munchkin drinking ice water from different restaurants. She focuses a lot on educational videos about raising pet ducks, while also keeping it fun with silly duck videos.
    InstagramTikTokYouTubeFacebookRaising Ducks for Beginners and BeyondLove Epic Gardening products?

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including a...

    • 57 min
    Grow Your Own Ducks

    Grow Your Own Ducks

    Everything you need to know about ducklings – sourcing, brooding, and rearing – is in this episode. Kristine Ellis of Dunkin Ducks even provides some extra tips and tricks that she has gathered in her multiple decades of caring for ducklings.  
    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3VihtFwBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3KA2z8BBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3yQaTP4 EGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3XeFEHzConnect With Kristine Ellis: 

    Kristine started ¨Dunkin Ducks¨ in 2017 as a fun way to share her beloved pets online. It quickly grew into a viral internet sensation, most notably with videos of her duck Munchkin drinking ice water from different restaurants. She focuses a lot on educational videos about raising pet ducks, while also keeping it fun with silly duck videos.
    InstagramTikTokYouTubeFacebookRaising Ducks for Beginners and BeyondLove Epic Gardening products?

    Apply to the Epic Affiliate Program. 

    Shop the Store

    As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design.

    Get Our Books

    Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

    He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

    Preorder Kevin’s newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! 

    Order signed copies of Kevin’s books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store.

    More Resources

    Looking for more information? Follow us:
    Our BlogYouTube (Including a href="https://www.youtube.com/@thebeetpodcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Mydarlingknits ,

Perfect Bite Sized Episodes

At first I was skeptical about multiple episodes on the same topic over the week, but it’s become my favourite part!! Episodes are short and packed with great info, and there’s another one to look forward the next day.

disabled daddy ,

Love this poscast

So relaxing and informative i like to listen in the backyard garden or when im driging lvw the ahow as well

Cuzaroo232311 ,

Great podcast. Very informative

Love the podcast. Wish they were a tiny bit longer at some points but they make up for it with the frequency of uploads. Valuable info across a variety of topics

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