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I'm thrilled to be sharing this planty conversation with my #plantfriendIRL, Kevin Espiritu from Epic Gardening! Kevin and I recently met IRL in San Diego and clicked immediately. He is a wonderfully curious Botanical Bro who has the most incredible Urban Gardening set up in his home in San Diego. Our journeys to plant parenthood are very similar, but revolve around different passions: indoor (mine) and outdoor (his).  Today we talk our different interests, the similarities and differences between indoor and outdoor gardening and container gardening for those of us who might want to try gardening outdoors! I hope you find it inspiring to grow your own food in your outdoor space! Kevin's book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, was just released and would be the perfect companion for anyone curious to learn more about urban gardening and growing your own food!

In this episode we learn:

  • Kevin's somewhat unsuccessful intro to growing food, and how he became the amazing gardener he is now
  • Differences in our experiences growing indoor and outdoor plants
  • Outdoor container gardening 101- it's the growing season Plant Friends! Let's learn this together!
  • Best pots, soil and fertilizer to use as a newbie
  • Best plants to start with
  • How to take your first step towards container gardening

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