Kevin Espiritu is the founder and CEO of Epic Gardening, the world’s most-followed gardening brand and online garden store. As a self-taught gardener, Espiritu has spent over a decade producing educational gardening content across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, the Epic Gardening podcast, and the Epic Gardening website.
Kevin currently lives in San Diego, California, at his Epic Homestead.
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!