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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

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    • 4.7 • 1.5K 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!

    The Basics of Integrated Pest Management

    The Basics of Integrated Pest Management

    Susan Mulvhill, author of The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, walks us through the basics of IPM. 
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    Connect With Susan Mulvihill:

    Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.
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    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.

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    • 9 min
    Best Practices to Keep Your Vegetable Plants Healthy

    Best Practices to Keep Your Vegetable Plants Healthy

    Getting started in the garden can be intimidating. There’s a lot to consider like where to put your garden, when and where to plant certain crops, the list goes on. Susan Mulvihill is back on the podcast this week to help us troubleshoot issues in our vegetable gardens. 
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    Learn More: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Fighting Garden Pests

    Connect With Susan Mulvihill:

    Susan Mulvihill is the author of the new book, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook. Susan has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years and is the Sunday garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She and her husband, Bill, garden in raised beds. Her mission has been to teach everyone how to grow their own food, to respect nature by avoiding the use of chemicals, and encourages everyone to plant a diverse landscape to attract a wide variety of beneficial insects.
    FacebookInstagramYouTubeWebsiteLove 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:br...

    • 10 min
    Water Harvesting with Martha Retallick | The Beet

    Water Harvesting with Martha Retallick | The Beet

    As the author of City Nature, Martha Retallick knows first hand about the effects of water scarcity. In that vein, she has harnessed the power of the Great Watering Can in the Sky. Today she harvests and stores rainwater, giving her the option to grow a lush garden amidst a desert climate. 
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    Learn More: Don't Make These 7 Watering Mistakes in Your Garden

    Connect With Martha Retallick:

    Martha Retallick is named for her great grandmother, a Victory Gardener who fed eight people from her plot in the blizzard capital of America, Buffalo, New York. With that level of determination in her DNA, Martha has to find ways to make gardening work. Even in Tucson, Arizona. She’ll reveal her secret superpower, water harvesting, during her “Epic Gardening” appearance.

    Western Sky Communications Web SiteBookLove 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 The Beet Podcast,  a...

    • 45 min
    Benefits of Water Harvesting

    Benefits of Water Harvesting

    Why harvest rainwater? In Martha’s garden, the harvesting process has afforded her a thriving, lush garden, and her book, City Nature. 

    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/466m9TXBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4cXsF1CBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4cCMFqpEGHomesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/3zHUZXoLearn More: Don't Make These 7 Watering Mistakes in Your Garden

    Connect With Martha Retallick:
    Martha Retallick is named for her great grandmother, a Victory Gardener who fed eight people from her plot in the blizzard capital of America, Buffalo, New York. With that level of determination in her DNA, Martha has to find ways to make gardening work. Even in Tucson, Arizona. She’ll reveal her secret superpower, water harvesting, during her “Epic Gardening” appearance.


    Western Sky Communications Web SiteBookLove 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 The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and a...

    • 5 min
    Greywater Systems

    Greywater Systems

    There are many different kinds of greywater systems, and ways to employ them in a garden. Martha uses greywater from her washing machine to water her fruit trees. She reaps other benefits, too, including financial incentives!

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    Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4f5Lx07
    Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4cEVv75EG
    Homesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/3zDoXfk

    Learn More: Don't Make These 7 Watering Mistakes in Your Garden


    Connect With Martha Retallick:

    Martha Retallick is named for her great grandmother, a Victory Gardener who fed eight people from her plot in the blizzard capital of America, Buffalo, New York. With that level of determination in her DNA, Martha has to find ways to make gardening work. Even in Tucson, Arizona. She’ll reveal her secret superpower, water harvesting, during her “Epic Gardening” appearance.

    Western Sky Communications Web SiteBookLove 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 The Beet Podcast,  a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicUrbanHomestead" target="_blank"...

    • 9 min
    How to Use Rainwater Cisterns

    How to Use Rainwater Cisterns

    Rainwater cisterns are a great way to actively harvest and conserve water. Here, Kevin and Martha discuss the ins and outs of using cisterns, and the benefits that come with installing them in your yard. 

    Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3xSKgJfBotanical Interests Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/468iJjMBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3zKHOVSEGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4eW3iPD
    Learn More: Don't Make These 7 Watering Mistakes in Your Garden

    Connect With Martha Retallick:

    Martha Retallick is named for her great grandmother, a Victory Gardener who fed eight people from her plot in the blizzard capital of America, Buffalo, New York. With that level of determination in her DNA, Martha has to find ways to make gardening work. Even in Tucson, Arizona. She’ll reveal her secret superpower, water harvesting, during her “Epic Gardening” appearance.

    Western Sky Communications Web SiteBookLove 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 The Beet Podcast,  a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicUrbanHomestead" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Skookum Tum Tum ,

Raising Quail in the City?

Love this podcast. As an urban horticulturalist, I can’t always find ‘my kind’ in the big city and this podcast fills that void and grounds me.
I really want a series on raising quail. I don’t know anyone doing it but quail eggs are delicious (and so beautiful! So cute!) and they’re small enough that I think I have enough space 🤞.

ilovepresidenttrump ,

Garden show

Live your garden show keep it coming please Marie

Spiff777 ,

Becoming commercialized

Used to be good, not great. But now it seems that everything associated with this “brand” is becoming heavily commercialized with outside adds, and ads for their own stuff.
They are diluting their content and will drive the real hardcore gardeners away. Maybe they are only going after newbies, so they will keep chasing their tail, instead of putting quality, unbiased content out there.

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