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About Kevin Espiritu

Kevin Espiritu


Hi there – I’m Kevin. I got into gardening in early 2011 with my first hydroponics setup. I lived in a condo back then, so I didn’t have space for a big backyard soil garden.
I had to get creative.

Learning about urban gardening was eye-opening for me. As a self-admitted geek and someone with an obsessive personality, I got hooked. I started to build all sorts of bizarre hydroponic systems and eventually, my friends and family started to comment and ask how they could make some of these on their own.

They were amazed that plants could grow in these contraptions and wished there was a place to learn more about it.

When I started learning how to grow plants — both edible and ornamental — I was frustrated with the quality of information out there.

It’s no wonder people don’t think they can grow plants…the information was just terrible!
So I started this site to change that. I do my best to put out the absolute highest quality and most in-depth gardening content on the internet.

Q. What’s your favorite plant?

A. I’m cheating here, but I’m a huge fan of both beans and peas. Both for their soil-building properties and the fact that they’re so darn versatile both in the garden and the kitchen.

Q. What is your “spirit vegetable”?

A. I’m probably a Chinese long bean. I’m of half-asian heritage and oddly tall for my genetics, which reminds me of the super-long beans grown in many parts of China (though we grow them over here in the USA too)!

Q. What’s the most unusual plant you’ve grown?

A. I grew a Miracle Berry plant, the berry that turns sour things sweet. It was WILD!