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Renee's How-To Videos


Starting From Seed:

Grow "Cut And Come Again" Mesclun Lettuce In A Container
How to sow seeds using the fast and easy "Cut And Come Again" method for maximum yields in containers for patio gardeners.


Grow Baby Leaf Mesclun Lettuce

How to sow seeds in the garden using the "Cut And Come Again" method, tend seedlings, harvest so you get a second crop, and then enjoy your harvests in salads year-round.


Easy Growing From Seed

Sowing seeds, tending your seedlings and enjoying the harvest.


How To Sow And Grow A Cover Crop

How to sow and grow a cover crop in a garden bed.


Using and Incorporating a Cover Crop: Method #1
Incorporating a cover crop into a garden bed: Method 1


Using and Incorporating a Cover Crop: Method #2

Incorporating a cover crop in a small garden bed: Method 2


Using and Incorporating a Cover Crop: Method #3

Incorporating a cover crop into a garden bed: Method 3

 

 

Harvesting and Saving Seeds 

Reliably save and store seeds. 

 

 

How To Harvest And Prepare Homegrown Loofah Sponges
Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates how to harvest and prepare home grown loofah sponges to use yourself or give as gifts.

 


Growing Flowers:

Romantic Cosmos
Renee introduces the many beautiful colors and forms of easy to grow cosmos, attracting butterflies and providing summer long bouquets.


Flowers For Cutting

Renee and P. Allen Smith demo the many wonderful heirloom and cottage garden flowers for bouquets including Cosmos, Bishop's Lace, Salpiglossis, Nigella, Larkspur, and glowing Morning Glories.


Growing Fabulous Fragrant Sweet Peas

Renee shows you how to reliably grow armfuls of heavenly scented sweet peas from seed. Includes detailed planting tips for getting great germination, growing and training your twining vines, and how to get the best long blooming bouquets of blossoms.


Growing Great Scented Sweet Peas II

Renee discusses all the beautiful colors and forms of wonderfully fragrant heirloom sweet peas.


How To Start And Grow Sweet Peas

Renee explains how to grow sweet peas from seed, successfully and in abundance in your home garden.


Color Drenched Zinnias

Renee introduces the many colors and forms of zinnias you can grow from seed in your garden, attracting butterflies and providing summer long bouquets.


Growing And Cutting Your Endless Bouquet Garden

Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates how to prepare the bed, sow, thin, harvest and arrange your Endless Bouquet Flowers Scatter Can Garden.

 


Growing And Cooking:

Cooking With Fresh Basil
Renee shows different kinds of basil you can grow and enjoy from seed, then moves to the kitchen to demo using fresh basil to make Pesto Basil Salad Dressing and Basil Leaf Vinegar.


Selecting Edible Flowers & Making Blossom Sandwiches

Renee shows you many different edible flowers to grow from seed and how to use them in everyday cooking. Moving to the kitchen, she makes colorful Blossom Tea Sandwiches.


Growing And Cooking Fennel
Renee explains the difference between the vegetable bulbing fennel and the butterfly herb, bronze fennel. In the kitchen, she demonstrates making Fennel Salad with Oranges and Cashews.

 

How To Sow Baby Kale For Endless Salads
Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates how to prepare the garden bed and sow baby kale.

 

How To Harvest Baby Kale For Endless Salads
Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates how to cut baby kale for salad.



How And Why To Thin Your Seedlings

Garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo shows the right way to thin seedlings in the garden. Gardeners struggle with this critical gardening task; this video shows you how & why to do it.


Visit Renee's Trial Garden with P. Allen Smith

Renee and P. Allen Smith discuss why they garden and visit Renee's trial garden to show a variety of salads and demonstrate how to grow baby leaf mesclun mix from seed.

 

Harvesting, Winnowing And Storing Dried Beans

How to harvest, winnow and properly store your Renee's Garden "Mama's Cannellini" beans for months of delicious meals.

 

Harvesting And Drying Onions

Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates when and how to harvest, properly dry, and store your bulbing onions.


When And How To Harvest Winter Squash

Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay DelCarlo demonstrates when to harvest winter squash, how to store them, and use them in the kitchen for months of meals.

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