Holiday Gift Guide: Garden Goods

Our garden expert Kevin Espiritu helps you shop for the green thumbs in your life

Our garden gift guide is here! Let Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening help you pick out the perfect gift for all the gardeners (and aspiring green thumbs) in your life!

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This year we reached out to in-the-know locals, who each have expertise in different genres—from fashion and beauty to garden, design, travel and more—and asked them to share what they’re excited to give. Read on for the insiders’ perspectives on what to buy friends, family, co-workers, hostesses, and anyone else on your list, and why! 

Kevin’s mission is to help 10,000,000 people learn to grow anything as easily as possible, no matter where they live in the world. He specializes in finding solutions for garden challenges in urban environments through the use of hydroponics and other techniques. 

Kevin will also be joining the San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles team as a garden columnist this spring. Stay tuned for more epic gardening wisdom from Kevin!

Gardening Gift Guide by Kevin Espiritu


All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space
by Mel Bartholomew

(Cool Springs Press, 2013)

$24.99 at Barnes & Noble

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Kevin says: “This book is the beginner’s bible for raised bed vegetable gardening. I was fortunate enough to work with the author—Mel Bartholomew—for 18 months!”

garden gift guide kevin espiritu epic gardening birdies garden products raised veggie bed6-IN-1 ORIGINAL RAISED VEGGIE BED

In Slate Grey. 

$79, at Birdies Garden Products

Kevin says: “A raised bed that’s super lightweight, non-toxic and attractive that you can get for around $80.”

garden gift guide epic gardening kevin espiritu san diego seed company radish arugula organic seedsSEEDS!

Organic Roquette arugula seeds, from $3.50
Organic Purple Plum radish seeds, from $1.50

at San Diego Seed Company

Kevin says: “I really love what Brijette, the owner, is doing at SDSC. It’s always great to have seeds that are bred specifically for the San Diego microclimate!”


holiday garden gift guide kevin espiritu epic gardening LED grow light Aspect soltech solutionsASPECT SMALL LED GROW LIGHT

In black.

$149.99, at Soltech Solutions,

Kevin says: “A gorgeous indoor grow light to keep your houseplants nice and healthy as we go into the shorter days of the year.”


garden gift guide aglaonema wishes low light plant indoor houseplant kevin espiritu AGLAONEMA “WISHES” PLANT

$4.49, at Josh’s Frogs,

Kevin says: “The houseplant I’m obsessed with right now. It has gorgeous red, white, and green foliage and can survive in low-light conditions!”



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