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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!

    The Most Common Tomato Problems You'll Have

    The Most Common Tomato Problems You'll Have

    Tomatoes can be tough...but if you know how to prevent and control the few BIG issues you'll run into when growing these juicy veggies, your success rate will skyrocket. Today Craig outlines the major tomato growing problems and how to avoid them.
    Connect with Craig LeHoullier:
    Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 10 min
    Turning a Driveway Into A Tomato Garden

    Turning a Driveway Into A Tomato Garden

    If you've never grown in your front-yard before, listen to today's show. Both Craig and I are front-yard gardeners and the benefits are immense. Craig's house is even subject to HOA rules and he's been able to grow without any issues.
    Connect with Craig LeHoullier:
    Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 8 min
    The Dwarf Tomato Project

    The Dwarf Tomato Project

    Today we're talking about an awesome dwarf tomato breeding program that Craig started and has grown to
    500 volunteers around the country and world!
    Connect with Craig LeHoullier:
    Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 8 min
    The Most Delicious Tomatoes On Earth

    The Most Delicious Tomatoes On Earth

    We're back again with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and all-around tomato pro!
    He's grown over 3,500 varieties of tomatoes over the years, so I figured I'd ask him what his favorites were!
    Connect with Craig LeHoullier:
    Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 9 min
    Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?

    Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?

    In today's episode, we're welcoming Craig LeHoullier, the NC Tomatoman! He's a long-time tomato grower, having been the first to grow and name the Cherokee purple tomato in 1990! Today we'll talk about the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. Enjoy!
    Connect with Craig LeHoullier:
    Craig's Website The Dwarf Tomato Project Buy Craig's Book Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 8 min
    Favorite Fall Garden Crops to Grow Why

    Favorite Fall Garden Crops to Grow Why

    Meg Cowden finishes out the week with some of her favorite varieties of fall crops...add some to your list this season!
    Connect With Meg Cowden:
    Meg Cowden is the founder of Seed to Fork, a Zone 4a/b gardener who’s all about zone-bending, season extending, and succession planting. She’s got a book coming out soon too, so stay tuned.
    Seed to Fork Blog Meg’s YouTube Channel Meg’s Instagram Meg’s Pinterest Meg’s Facebook Page Shop the Store
    As an exclusive for listeners, use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your entire first 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.  
    Shop now and get 5% off your first order.
    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.
    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 Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques, and Chris) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server  

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

KTC080808 ,

Short and efficient

Love these bite sized garden stories with best practices in various growing zones. Love Kevin’s voice and he never pretends to be an expert in every topic.

-KimChi

MacPhyte ,

2022 Newby

I find the podcast to be both informative and relaxing. Kevin has a very calming delivery and seems to feature guests who share this quality. The range of topics is impressive; I especially enjoy Epic’s decision to feature a speaker over multiple episodes. Although the opening and closing sound bites are a bit unusual, the podcast is worth a regular listen.

Momsinthegarden ,

Gratitude

So grateful to find this informative and soothing gardening podcast. Thank you Kevin!

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