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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!

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice 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!

    My Explosive Cabbage Growth

    My Explosive Cabbage Growth

    I grew cabbages this past fall that absolutely blew up, thanks in part to some soil that I was testing from a local San Diego company, Aliki Gardens. I got Paul from Aliki on the show to talk about what happened.
    Connect With Paul Filomena:
    Paul is the owner of Aliki Gardens, a local San Diego soil company with a focus on creating high-quality soils to support a regenerative agriculture approach. He’s also been involved in cannabis cultivation for 10+ years.
    Aliki Gardens Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
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    • 7 min
    Creative Ways to Cook from the Garden

    Creative Ways to Cook from the Garden

    Let’s think beyond basic garden salads in the kitchen, and who better to tell us than Chris Starkus, who has been a professional chef for over 25 years. He shares a few of his favorite creative ways to use your garden produce in the kitchen.
    Connect With Chris Starkus:
    After being a professional chef for 25 years, Chris Starkus pivoted his career and became an eco-entrepreneur, partner and CSO of Boss Defrost.  He is also a Journeyman beekeeper, Organic Farmer, committed to 360-degree sustainability and transparency.
    Boss Defrost (Instagram) Chris Starkus' Instagram | Twitter Lost Creek Microfarm | Instagram |Twitter Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
    Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening
    YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

    • 10 min
    Food Preservation Techniques From an Executive Chef

    Food Preservation Techniques From an Executive Chef

    Food preservation is key if you’re a gardener. Even if you’re planning your garden well, you’ll end up with extra produce - and that’s fantastic...as long as you know how to preserve it. Chris Starkus joins us to share a few of his favorite ways to preserve food.
    Connect With Chris Starkus:
    After being a professional chef for 25 years, Chris Starkus pivoted his career and became an eco-entrepreneur, partner and CSO of Boss Defrost.  He is also a Journeyman beekeeper, Organic Farmer, committed to 360-degree sustainability and transparency.
    Boss Defrost (Instagram) Chris Starkus' Instagram | Twitter Lost Creek Microfarm | Instagram |Twitter Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
    Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening
    YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

    • 9 min
    Appalling Water Waste in the Kitchen

    Appalling Water Waste in the Kitchen

    Did you know a common defrosting method in commercial kitchens uses 125 gallons of water per pound frozen food? That’s appalling, and Chris Starkus quite literally changed his career to become the Chief Sales Officer of Boss Defrost, an innovative way to defrost food using 98.5% less water.
    Connect With Chris Starkus:
    After being a professional chef for 25 years, Chris Starkus pivoted his career and became an eco-entrepreneur, partner and CSO of Boss Defrost.  He is also a Journeyman beekeeper, Organic Farmer, committed to 360-degree sustainability and transparency.
    Boss Defrost (Instagram) Chris Starkus' Instagram | Twitter Lost Creek Microfarm | Instagram |Twitter Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
    Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening
    YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

    • 8 min
    Going Beyond Farm to Table

    Going Beyond Farm to Table

    It’s always a good idea to use as much of your own produce in your kitchen. After all, that’s why we grow it, right? But what about other ways we can use the plants that we grow in the garden? Chris Starkus joins us to discuss some of his favorite ways.
    Connect With Chris Starkus:
    After being a professional chef for 25 years, Chris Starkus pivoted his career and became an eco-entrepreneur, partner and CSO of Boss Defrost.  He is also a Journeyman beekeeper, Organic Farmer, committed to 360-degree sustainability and transparency.
    Boss Defrost (Instagram) Chris Starkus' Instagram | Twitter Lost Creek Microfarm | Instagram |Twitter Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
    Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening
    YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

    • 8 min
    Urban Population Growth And Food Security

    Urban Population Growth And Food Security

    Today we zoom out and talk about larger issues than our veggie gardens: urban popular growth and how that impacts food security and sourcing in urban centers. Of course, one good solution is to grow more of your own...but is that enough?
    Connect With Chris Starkus:
    After being a professional chef for 25 years, Chris Starkus pivoted his career and became an eco-entrepreneur, partner and CSO of Boss Defrost.  He is also a Journeyman beekeeper, Organic Farmer, committed to 360-degree sustainability and transparency.
    Boss Defrost (Instagram) Chris Starkus' Instagram | Twitter Lost Creek Microfarm | Instagram |Twitter Buy Birdies Garden Beds
    Use code EPICPODCAST for 10% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing.
    Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book
    My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge:
    Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening
    YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

    • 8 min

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