The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

Kevin Espiritu

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! read less
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Growing Dahlias From Seed
3d ago
Growing Dahlias From Seed
Growing dahlias from seed is very different from cultivating them in their tuber stage. The difference lies mainly in that they produce a whole new variety, genetically. This doesn’t dampen their ability to feed the bees, and attract pollinators, but it does shorten their vase life. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3xy27o9Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/43VJVkCBook Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/4aKvPVyEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/43ZGdGrLearn More:How to plant, grow, and care for dinnerplate dahliasConnect With Jennifer Gulizia:Jennifer Gulizia, the flower farmer behind The Flowering Farmhouse, is deeply rooted in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon. As the host of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Jennifer extends her expertise and passion for growing flowers, sharing insights, stories, and practical tips to inspire budding gardeners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. As a trusted mentor and educator, Jennifer is on a mission to sow seeds of joy and beauty, one blossom at a time.InstagramTikTokFacebookYouTubeWebsiteturing 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 BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Growing Dahlias From Tubers
4d ago
Growing Dahlias From Tubers
When should you plant dahlia tubers, and what are the best ways to care for them? Jennifer Gulizia, head farmer at The Flowering Farmhouse has a lot of experience growing dahlias. And she has all the information you need to grow your own here!Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3Uh7elJBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vQsEfWBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3Q0hPikEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3JC9VIxLearn More: How to plant, grow, and care for dinnerplate dahliasConnect With Jennifer Gulizia:Jennifer Gulizia, the flower farmer behind The Flowering Farmhouse, is deeply rooted in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon. As the host of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Jennifer extends her expertise and passion for growing flowers, sharing insights, stories, and practical tips to inspire budding gardeners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. As a trusted mentor and educator, Jennifer is on a mission to sow seeds of joy and beauty, one blossom at a time.InstagramTikTokFacebookYouTubeWebsiteFeaturing 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 BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Growing Flowers You Love
5d ago
Growing Flowers You Love
If you try to grow what’s popular, and you don’t love it, you won’t have the motivation to care for it! This is the key to cut flower farming according to Jennifer Gulizia. If you’re passionate about a type of flower, focus on growing that first, and then expand to caring for other species. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3PZqK3zBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49Qz4dbBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4aSn6k1EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3xrAaOLLearn More: How to plant, grow, and care for dinnerplate dahliasConnect With Jennifer Gulizia:Jennifer Gulizia, the flower farmer behind The Flowering Farmhouse, is deeply rooted in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon. As the host of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Jennifer extends her expertise and passion for growing flowers, sharing insights, stories, and practical tips to inspire budding gardeners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. As a trusted mentor and educator, Jennifer is on a mission to sow seeds of joy and beauty, one blossom at a time.InstagramTikTokFacebookYouTubeWebsiteturing 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 BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
How To Sell Cut Flowers
6d ago
How To Sell Cut Flowers
How does one start their own cut flower farm? Jennifer Gulizia of the Flowering Farmhouse is a seasoned flower farmer, and she has expert advice on this very topic. It all starts with a thought-out business plan that is tailored to your lifestyle. Remain practical, and flexible, and you’ll be set up for success.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3xxyd3sBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aA8tC8Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3VRTAXnEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3VU9gcvLearn More:How to plant, grow, and care for dinnerplate dahliasConnect With Jennifer Gulizia:Jennifer Gulizia, the flower farmer behind The Flowering Farmhouse, is deeply rooted in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon. As the host of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Jennifer extends her expertise and passion for growing flowers, sharing insights, stories, and practical tips to inspire budding gardeners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. As a trusted mentor and educator, Jennifer is on a mission to sow seeds of joy and beauty, one blossom at a time.InstagramTikTokFacebookYouTubeWebsiteFeaturing 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 BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Starting a Cut Flower Farm
1w ago
Starting a Cut Flower Farm
Jennifer Gulizia of the Flowering Farmhouse didn’t start her career in cut flower growing first thing. It wasn’t until after she did a stint in the corporate world and worked as a wedding photographer that she was inspired to cultivate gorgeous blooms. Hear her story about how she got there, and her advice about starting a cut flower farm. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3PYCWRWBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4axALgvBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3UhBYDcEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3TVR142Learn More: How to plant, grow, and care for dinnerplate dahliasConnect With Jennifer Gulizia:Jennifer Gulizia, the flower farmer behind The Flowering Farmhouse, is deeply rooted in the small farming town of Hood River, Oregon. As the host of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Jennifer extends her expertise and passion for growing flowers, sharing insights, stories, and practical tips to inspire budding gardeners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. As a trusted mentor and educator, Jennifer is on a mission to sow seeds of joy and beauty, one blossom at a time.InstagramTikTokFacebookYouTubeWebsiteFeaturing 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 BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Gardening and Loneliness
12-04-2024
Gardening and Loneliness
Mention that you like gardening, and you’ll spark someone’s interest. Occupational Horticulturalist, Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago experiences this with her friends and neighbors on a regular basis. Though gardening can be a solitary practice, it brings people together. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3U589FxBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vIeFJ8Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3PRAb4OEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/49pZRfOLearn More:Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You HealthConnect With Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago:Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform Agrochic.com, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.InstagramWebsiteResource  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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Check in with yourself before you checked a gardening activity from your list
11-04-2024
Check in with yourself before you checked a gardening activity from your list
There are ways to adjust what you do in the garden to make the practice of gardening safer and more enjoyable. Sometimes it’s as small as winding up a hose. Other times it’s a matter of moving some of the garden’s main features. These minute changes can make so much difference.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49quSk1Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3PSl9frBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3vCUCvJEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/49sVu3ELearn More:Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You HealthConnect With Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago:Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform Agrochic.com, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.InstagramWebsiteResource  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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Making Gardening Easier For Yourself
10-04-2024
Making Gardening Easier For Yourself
There are small ways to make massive gardening projects much easier. Divide your projects into their main parts. Plan out how you’re going to work through your project. Ask for help from friends and family. Overall, have fun! That’s how it’s supposed to be.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aA2CfWBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aENk9xBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4aIKmAREG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3VNIi6rLearn More:Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You HealthConnect With Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago:Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform Agrochic.com, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.InstagramWebsiteResource  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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Reducing Stress in the Garden
09-04-2024
Reducing Stress in the Garden
Sometimes the garden can actually be a source of stress. But there are ways to mitigate your garden stresses with garden joys. The source of this joy is shifting towards a #GardenBreak. Relax, restore, do nothing sometimes, and tackle plant problems as they arise.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/4cOKq43Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aoijafBook Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/43L8pwEEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4aKQoAPLearn More: Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You HealthierConnect With Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago:Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform Agrochic.com, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.InstagramWebsiteResource  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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Gardening For Wellness
08-04-2024
Gardening For Wellness
Gardening is not just about epic yields. It also benefits your overall well being. This fact is the reason that Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago decided to pursue a career in Horticultural Therapy. With conscious adjustments, people can glean so much more than great food from their gardens.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4cMPmpMBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49qt76pBookCollection Page:  https://growepic.co/49rWTHYEGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4cKok2mLearn More:Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You HealthierConnect With Perla Sofía Curbelo Santiago:Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform Agrochic.com, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.InstagramWebsiteResource  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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
How We’re Connected to The Plants We Evolved With
05-04-2024
How We’re Connected to The Plants We Evolved With
Humans don’t just grow plants because they are beloved. They have functions in the garden as well. Whether they’re grown for trap cropping, companion planting, or for cultivation, there are social and cultural elements that led us to co-evolve with plants. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4czYgHgBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4cG9ev1Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/49gaiCWEGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/49hadi7Learn More:5 Ancient Gardening Methods That Work in the Modern GardenConnect With Margot Kelley:Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees. WebsiteInstagramMargot’s new book (publisher site)Margot’s new book (Amazon)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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
How Did We Learn To Eat Beans
04-04-2024
How Did We Learn To Eat Beans
If you have ever wondered how humans learned what wild foods were edible, you’re not alone! It took a lot of involved, sustained effort by our ancestors, who gnawed on plants for eight to ten hours per day. The story of how we consumed beans is one fascinating example of how we learned to cook foods. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/4aA3wc5Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vxuKkNBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3vxrfuAEGHomesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/3vxiOzpLearn More:5 Ancient Gardening Methods That Work in the Modern GardenConnect With Margot Kelley:Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees. WebsiteInstagramMargot’s new book (publisher site)Margot’s new book (Amazon)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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
When Melons Got Sweet
03-04-2024
When Melons Got Sweet
Did you know that melons weren’t the lucious sweet fruit we adore today? The melons of medieval times were more like gherkins. It wasn’t until growers cultivated melons and cross-bred them enough that they ripened to sweetness. This caused a massive melon craze.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/3TCIWAYBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3THggquBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3TFvX1jEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/43GyAESLearn More:5 Ancient Gardening Methods That Work in the Modern GardenConnect With Margot Kelley:Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees. WebsiteInstagramMargot’s new book (publisher site)Margot’s new book (Amazon)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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Agriculture and Pandemics
02-04-2024
Agriculture and Pandemics
Interestingly, pandemics were much less common before the development of agriculture. As we gained proficiency growing food, we dealt with various offsets that led to higher incidences of disease. Margot discusses the factors related to these here. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4ahMPmaBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aeIIHcBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3TUJeVhEGHomesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4ahMUGuLearn More:5 Ancient Gardening Methods That Work in the Modern GardenConnect With Margot Kelley:Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees. WebsiteInstagramMargot’s new book (publisher site)Margot’s new book (Amazon)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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
A Gardener At The End Of The World
01-04-2024
A Gardener At The End Of The World
The COVID-19 lockdown changed the way Margot Kelley practiced gardening. Not only did it become the most hardcore gardening year for her, it also gave her more motivation to cultivate life. By buckling down in the summer, she was prepared for winter. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/49bq2XGBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3TXjOGuBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3vw9iwCEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3vyHszKLearn More:5 Ancient Gardening Methods That Work in the Modern GardenConnect With Margot Kelley:Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees. WebsiteInstagramMargot’s new book (publisher site)Margot’s new book (Amazon)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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Hot Landscaping Trends (& What’s Next)
29-03-2024
Hot Landscaping Trends (& What’s Next)
As a leader of marketing at Bailey Nurseries, Ryan McEnaney is in the know about the hottest trends in landscape design. While nostalgic plant varieties are always of interest, new and unique landscape designs are also important. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vpwi06Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4aiLRWiBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3VzJJFoEG Homesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/3xdgyOwLearn More:13 Low Maintenance Hydrangeas that Thrive on NeglectConnect With Ryan McEnaney:Ryan McEnaney is a fifth-generation family member leading marketing at Bailey Nurseries, as well as a garden designer and author. He is passionate about connecting people to nature and encouraging home gardeners to enjoy digging in the dirt. He travels the country educating homeowners on how to be successful in their growing ventures. His approach revolves around making gardening fun, breaking down barriers, and welcoming collaboration. Ryan’s first book, “Field Guide to Outside Style” helps home gardeners discover their own style for designing their outdoor space.InstagramBailey Nurseries InstagramBailey Nurseries WebsiteShop 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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Nursery Sustainability Practices
28-03-2024
Nursery Sustainability Practices
Because nurseries can be such a huge operation with plenty of offsets, having sustainable practices looped into their daily activities is important. At Bailey, Ryan and his team use different production techniques, from rainwater capture, to using recycled materials.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3TNf71ZBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3PzXbVTBook Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/3TRcNqwEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/43vmVISLearn More:13 Low Maintenance Hydrangeas that Thrive on NeglectConnect With Ryan McEnaney:Ryan McEnaney is a fifth-generation family member leading marketing at Bailey Nurseries, as well as a garden designer and author. He is passionate about connecting people to nature and encouraging home gardeners to enjoy digging in the dirt. He travels the country educating homeowners on how to be successful in their growing ventures. His approach revolves around making gardening fun, breaking down barriers, and welcoming collaboration. Ryan’s first book, “Field Guide to Outside Style” helps home gardeners discover their own style for designing their outdoor space.InstagramBailey Nurseries InstagramBailey Nurseries WebsiteShop 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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
How Are New Plant Varieties Made?
27-03-2024
How Are New Plant Varieties Made?
While propagating plants is fairly easy, developing cultivars with desired traits can take several generations. There are a lot of surprises in the process, too. Ryan McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries provides a little BTS look at the company’s focus on creating new plants.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vsgw4MBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/497ZvKYBook Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/3voLASUEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4a7bTfgLearn More:13 Low Maintenance Hydrangeas that Thrive on NeglectConnect With Ryan McEnaney:Ryan McEnaney is a fifth-generation family member leading marketing at Bailey Nurseries, as well as a garden designer and author. He is passionate about connecting people to nature and encouraging home gardeners to enjoy digging in the dirt. He travels the country educating homeowners on how to be successful in their growing ventures. His approach revolves around making gardening fun, breaking down barriers, and welcoming collaboration. Ryan’s first book, “Field Guide to Outside Style” helps home gardeners discover their own style for designing their outdoor space.InstagramBailey Nurseries InstagramBailey Nurseries WebsiteShop 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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Behind The Scenes of a Wholesale Nursery
26-03-2024
Behind The Scenes of a Wholesale Nursery
How do plants get to the nursery, and into home gardens? Wholesale nurseries are the source! Behind every nursery is a huge operation, usually with a focus on particular types of plants. Bailey Nurseries is one example of this model.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3TziF6uBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3TyugmfBook Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3IU6WuxEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3vpNbYwLearn More:13 Low Maintenance Hydrangeas that Thrive on NeglectConnect With Ryan McEnaney:Ryan McEnaney is a fifth-generation family member leading marketing at Bailey Nurseries, as well as a garden designer and author. He is passionate about connecting people to nature and encouraging home gardeners to enjoy digging in the dirt. He travels the country educating homeowners on how to be successful in their growing ventures. His approach revolves around making gardening fun, breaking down barriers, and welcoming collaboration. Ryan’s first book, “Field Guide to Outside Style” helps home gardeners discover their own style for designing their outdoor space.InstagramBailey Nurseries InstagramBailey Nurseries WebsiteShop 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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Horticulture As A Career
25-03-2024
Horticulture As A Career
Horticulture is an industry full of opportunity. Many of the people working at Bailey Nurseries, for instance, started their careers simply from their love of plants. A job in Horticulture does not require a degree. Ryan McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries is a testament to this statement.Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3TOYuTpBotanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3xh4rj7Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3TOYEKvEG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3TRc3SgLearn More:13 Low Maintenance Hydrangeas that Thrive on NeglectConnect With Ryan McEnaney:Ryan McEnaney is a fifth-generation family member leading marketing at Bailey Nurseries, as well as a garden designer and author. He is passionate about connecting people to nature and encouraging home gardeners to enjoy digging in the dirt. He travels the country educating homeowners on how to be successful in their growing ventures. His approach revolves around making gardening fun, breaking down barriers, and welcoming collaboration. Ryan’s first book, “Field Guide to Outside Style” helps home gardeners discover their own style for designing their outdoor space.InstagramBailey Nurseries InstagramBailey Nurseries WebsiteShop 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.   Shop now and get 5% off your first order.Get Our BooksLooking 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 ResourcesLooking for more information? Follow us:Our BlogYouTube (Including The Beet Podcast,  Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden and Botanical Interest )Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server