The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

Epic Gardening

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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Spring Perennials to Plant NOW
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Spring Perennials to Plant NOW
Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3I3pSX5 Botanical Interests Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/3I5C21S Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3T3Pp8X EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3T3WmXC Connect With Angela Ferraro-Fanning: Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a Cornell University certified permaculturist and homesteader in central New Jersey. She believes in regenerative homesteading practices that mimic patterns in nature. The six-acre historic farm is home to working Clydesdale horses, honeybees, sheep, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, a small orchard, hobby vineyard, and food forest gardens. Angela is the author of several books including The Little Homesteader series, The Harvest Table Cookbook, and The Sustainable Homestead. She also co-hosts a podcast called HOMESTEADucation. InstagramYouTube Podcast Sustainable Homestead Book Little Homesteader Series 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Setting Up a Food Forest
Yesterday
Setting Up a Food Forest
Food forests take companion planting to a whole new level. Not only does this system of plants support itself, the perennials in a food forest provide for wildlife, great and small. Here she talks us through the process of building one from the ground up.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4bHNRsr Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/42IFSHE Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/42Mfrkl EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4bIL16x Connect With Angela Ferraro-Fanning: Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a Cornell University certified permaculturist and homesteader in central New Jersey. She believes in regenerative homesteading practices that mimic patterns in nature. The six-acre historic farm is home to working Clydesdale horses, honeybees, sheep, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, a small orchard, hobby vineyard, and food forest gardens. Angela is the author of several books including The Little Homesteader series, The Harvest Table Cookbook, and The Sustainable Homestead. She also co-hosts a podcast called HOMESTEADucation. InstagramYouTube Podcast Sustainable Homestead Book Little Homesteader Series 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Permaculture on a 6 Acre Historic Farm
2d ago
Permaculture on a 6 Acre Historic Farm
Angela Ferraro-Fanning made the move from ornamental to food-growing when she had a bad experience with a harvest. Permaculture was an obvious gateway into this foray, and her certification through Cornell has led her to managing a historic farm, in a sustainable way. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49aRrtD Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49hbir9 Book Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/3uDnZ0l EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3uAob0r Connect With Angela Ferraro-Fanning: Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a Cornell University certified permaculturist and homesteader in central New Jersey. She believes in regenerative homesteading practices that mimic patterns in nature. The six-acre historic farm is home to working Clydesdale horses, honeybees, sheep, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, a small orchard, hobby vineyard, and food forest gardens. Angela is the author of several books including The Little Homesteader series, The Harvest Table Cookbook, and The Sustainable Homestead. She also co-hosts a podcast called HOMESTEADucation. InstagramYouTube Podcast Sustainable Homestead Book Little Homesteader Series 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Guide to Repotting Houseplants
5d ago
Guide to Repotting Houseplants
Repotting is not always potting up! It’s more of a refresh that involves trimming roots, changing soil, and adding nutrients. Hear how you can give your houseplants a good repotting from Eliza Blank, founder and CEO of the Sill. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3wm1BZG Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/48dHjiy Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/486NaWV EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3w6pAMq Connect With Eliza Blank: Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, built a successful business in the houseplant sector in 2012, after she moved to her first apartment. By tapping into her family’s generational love of plants, she livened up her living space. This spurred the beginning of the Sill, a houseplant business that currently hosts 12 brick-and-mortar stores and delivers houseplants directly to customers. Today, Eliza continues to demonstrate a commitment to plants, brand building, and customer centricity.  The Sill Shop Find your Plant Match QuizInstagramFacebookYouTubeTikTokPinterestNorth West Flow Garden Festival   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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
How to Choose The Perfect Houseplant
6d ago
How to Choose The Perfect Houseplant
By surveying the conditions in your home, you start to understand which houseplants are most suited to you. Light and temperature are important, but so is your lifestyle and who you cohabitate with.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3wg7BU8 Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/42CKi2Y Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3ST9zT6 EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3OG8Lyp Connect With Eliza Blank: Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, built a successful business in the houseplant sector in 2012, after she moved to her first apartment. By tapping into her family’s generational love of plants, she livened up her living space. This spurred the beginning of the Sill, a houseplant business that currently hosts 12 brick-and-mortar stores and delivers houseplants directly to customers. Today, Eliza continues to demonstrate a commitment to plants, brand building, and customer centricity.  The Sill Shop Find your Plant Match QuizInstagramFacebookYouTubeTikTokPinterestNorth West Flow Garden Festival   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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Anti-Care For Your Houseplants
1w ago
Anti-Care For Your Houseplants
There is no guarantee for success with houseplants. The key is getting to know your plant. Understanding why plants need water and light, and how much is the foundation of a thriving indoor garden. This is Eliza’s advice when it comes to houseplant care. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3usT4DQ Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/498f8Tb Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/4byzYNh EG Homesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/49aVxSo Connect With Eliza Blank: Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, built a successful business in the houseplant sector in 2012, after she moved to her first apartment. By tapping into her family’s generational love of plants, she livened up her living space. This spurred the beginning of the Sill, a houseplant business that currently hosts 12 brick-and-mortar stores and delivers houseplants directly to customers. Today, Eliza continues to demonstrate a commitment to plants, brand building, and customer centricity.  The Sill Shop Find your Plant Match QuizInstagramFacebookYouTubeTikTokPinterestNorth West Flow Garden Festival   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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Houseplant Trends in 2024
13-02-2024
Houseplant Trends in 2024
Eliza loves that people are more and more interested in houseplants. The indoor-outdoor adaptable ones, rare ones, and even those with interesting foliage are all great to her. But she recognizes some of the houseplant fads of the past missed the mark a little.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3ulaAdl Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3ulzV6W Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3SWVWCA EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3UyYQ1i Connect With Eliza Blank: Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, built a successful business in the houseplant sector in 2012, after she moved to her first apartment. By tapping into her family’s generational love of plants, she livened up her living space. This spurred the beginning of the Sill, a houseplant business that currently hosts 12 brick-and-mortar stores and delivers houseplants directly to customers. Today, Eliza continues to demonstrate a commitment to plants, brand building, and customer centricity.  The Sill Shop Find your Plant Match QuizInstagramFacebookYouTubeTikTokPinterestNorth West Flow Garden Festival   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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
The Story of The Sill
12-02-2024
The Story of The Sill
When Eliza Blank moved from southern Massachusetts to New York City, she missed the verdant life full of plants that she had back home. In response, she started a website where people in her locality could order houseplants. This was the beginning of the Sill, a highly successful houseplant business. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3SBvM6D Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49xSBzh Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/49aORnn EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/42Ea86r Connect With Eliza Blank: Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, built a successful business in the houseplant sector in 2012, after she moved to her first apartment. By tapping into her family’s generational love of plants, she livened up her living space. This spurred the beginning of the Sill, a houseplant business that currently hosts 12 brick-and-mortar stores and delivers houseplants directly to customers. Today, Eliza continues to demonstrate a commitment to plants, brand building, and customer centricity.  The Sill Shop Find your Plant Match QuizInstagramFacebookYouTubeTikTokPinterestNorth West Flow Garden Festival   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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Root Cellaring 101
09-02-2024
Root Cellaring 101
Root cellaring is a foot preservation technique that doesn’t actually require a root cellar! It all comes down to determining what temperatures different crops need to stay fresh. Create those conditions, and you’re root cellaring (even if you don’t have underground storage). Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3OptdUg Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/42sYATm Book Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/3SrIJ2P EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/42rRYou Connect With Melissa Norris: Melissa K. Norris helps hundreds of thousands of people each month raise their own food and create a homemade and homegrown kitchen, home, garden and barnyard through her website, popular Pioneering Today Podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy and her books. She is a co-founder of the Modern Homesteading Conference as well as owner of Norris Farmstead. Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Pioneering Today Academy Everything Worth Preserving bookBlogYouTubeInstagramPinterest Facebook 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Freeze Drying and Dehydrating 101
08-02-2024
Freeze Drying and Dehydrating 101
While dehydration is one of the oldest and most accessible ways to preserve food, freeze drying requires specialized equipment. Freeze drying allows you tons of versatility, though. Both are effective in preservation of greens, fruits, flowers, and even tomatoes and peppers.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3w3UDZv Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49lDTLG Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3SmPWRX EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/4bBBH Connect With Melissa Norris: Melissa K. Norris helps hundreds of thousands of people each month raise their own food and create a homemade and homegrown kitchen, home, garden and barnyard through her website, popular Pioneering Today Podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy and her books. She is a co-founder of the Modern Homesteading Conference as well as owner of Norris Farmstead. Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Pioneering Today Academy Everything Worth Preserving bookBlogYouTubeInstagramPinterest Facebook 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Fermenting 101
07-02-2024
Fermenting 101
Fermenting is perhaps the best way to preserve your food and promote better health at the same time. Not only that, there’s an extra dimension of flavor that results from the fermentation process. Here’s everything you need to know about fermenting food.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3Stqudk Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3ulKPtb Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3ShVHjC EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3HNBGNf Connect With Melissa Norris: Melissa K. Norris helps hundreds of thousands of people each month raise their own food and create a homemade and homegrown kitchen, home, garden and barnyard through her website, popular Pioneering Today Podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy and her books. She is a co-founder of the Modern Homesteading Conference as well as owner of Norris Farmstead. Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Pioneering Today Academy Everything Worth Preserving bookBlogYouTubeInstagramPinterest Facebook 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Pressure Canning 101
06-02-2024
Pressure Canning 101
Not only does pressure canning require less prep, you can preserve a wider variety of foods in the process. That’s why this is Melissa Norris’ favorite way to can foods. She covers the benefits of pressure canning, and a few pointers for streamlining your pressure canning procedure. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3HLBLB1 Botanical Interests Shop Homepage:https://growepic.co/3HMxWLK Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3HMxWLK EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3UqMPev Connect With Melissa Norris: Melissa K. Norris helps hundreds of thousands of people each month raise their own food and create a homemade and homegrown kitchen, home, garden and barnyard through her website, popular Pioneering Today Podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy and her books. She is a co-founder of the Modern Homesteading Conference as well as owner of Norris Farmstead. Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Pioneering Today Academy Everything Worth Preserving bookBlogYouTubeInstagramPinterest Facebook 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Water Bath Canning 101
05-02-2024
Water Bath Canning 101
Water bath canning is the easiest way to can food. There’s no specialized equipment needed, and it’s a simple way to preserve harvests. Melissa Norris of Pioneering Today Academy outlines all the particulars, tips, and tricks of this food preservation method here! Epic Gardening Shop Homepage:  https://growepic.co/3UqiPiQ Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/492PO1c Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3OuHHSu EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3HM6r58 Connect With Melissa Norris: Melissa K. Norris helps hundreds of thousands of people each month raise their own food and create a homemade and homegrown kitchen, home, garden and barnyard through her website, popular Pioneering Today Podcast, the Pioneering Today Academy and her books. She is a co-founder of the Modern Homesteading Conference as well as owner of Norris Farmstead. Melissa is a 5th generation homesteader and lives with her husband and two kids in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Pioneering Today Academy Everything Worth Preserving bookBlogYouTubeInstagramPinterest Facebook 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Keeping Chickens 101
02-02-2024
Keeping Chickens 101
Raising chickens on the Epic Homestead is such a rewarding process for Kevin. Here, he covers some of the basics to help you get started on your own chicken raising endeavors, from setup to care tips and tricks.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/47UooZI Botanical Interests Shop Homepage https://growepic.co/48KftLM Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3UhCQbc EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3UjcVQm 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Greywater and Rainwater Capture
01-02-2024
Greywater and Rainwater Capture
Today’s topic is an important one: water catchment on the homestead! Kevin outlines a few simple ways homesteaders can harvest water, and a few to avoid. There are considerations depending on the amount of rain in your region too!  EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3SCUkxG Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3u6kjE9 Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3Syic5d Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vYqJpc 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Starting a Homestead Orchard
31-01-2024
Starting a Homestead Orchard
Early in Kevin’s homesteading journey, he set up an orchard. The ultimate in perennial food production, having an orchard on any homestead provides nutrition, flavor in cooking, and enrichment in the process of growing one.   EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3u62DIP Book Collection Page:  https://growepic.co/3SiYKIz Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3SiYHfR Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/42mx22g 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Homestead Energy Systems
30-01-2024
Homestead Energy Systems
Implementing energy systems on an urban homestead is so crucial. By using energy efficient equipment, and directing energy appropriately, you’ll reduce your consumption. In the best case scenario, you generate your own energy and delete your energy bill. EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3ujK7wq Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3SdlWbe Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3Ukwub1 Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/49aJpAx 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
A New Vision for Homesteading
29-01-2024
A New Vision for Homesteading
Epic Homesteading, the suburban homesteading primer is out! Kevin takes us through his philosophy on the topic, and shares stories from the Epic Homestead you may have never heard before.  EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3Scnrq1 Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3HwjmrT Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4baH4HE Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3vRpd8x 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Soil For Fruit Trees
25-01-2024
Soil For Fruit Trees
Do you want to develop soil for your upcoming fruit tree planting? Susan Poizner is an urban orchardist and fruit tree care educator who has plenty of experience with this very subject. The secret to this is to mulch properly in the spring.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4b0mHgd Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3SnQh7Z Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3SsyT2g EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3Hr7pUo  Learn More: How to Prune Overgrown Fruit Trees in 7 Easy Steps Connect With Susan Poizner: Susan Poizner is an urban orchardist in Toronto, Canada and the author of Grow Fruit Trees Fast and Growing Urban Orchards. Susan trains new growers worldwide through her award-winning fruit tree care training program at Orchardpeople.com where you can find extensive articles, videos, podcasts and online courses on fruit tree care. Susan is also the host of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast and an ISA Certified Arborist. YouTubeOnline CoursesPodcasts Susan’s Book Grow Fruit Trees Fast 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server
Holistic Sprays for Fruit Trees
24-01-2024
Holistic Sprays for Fruit Trees
What are holistic sprays, and how should fruit tree gardeners use them? Susan Poizner, urban orchardist covers this interesting topic and discusses holistic spray composition, and how they actually work for fruit trees.  Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3SmPtjW Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/4bgE38X Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3U1tS1G EG Homesteading Book:  https://growepic.co/48DcPY1 Learn More: How to Prune Overgrown Fruit Trees in 7 Easy Steps Connect With Susan Poizner: Susan Poizner is an urban orchardist in Toronto, Canada and the author of Grow Fruit Trees Fast and Growing Urban Orchards. Susan trains new growers worldwide through her award-winning fruit tree care training program at Orchardpeople.com where you can find extensive articles, videos, podcasts and online courses on fruit tree care. Susan is also the host of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast and an ISA Certified Arborist. YouTubeOnline CoursesPodcasts Susan’s Book Grow Fruit Trees Fast 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 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 Epic Homesteading, Jacques)PinterestTikTokFacebookFacebook GroupDiscord Server