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Renee's How-To Videos


Starting From Seed: 

Lindsay in front of zinnias garden bed
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Lindsay demos planting, thinning, growing and picking perfect zinnias from seed.

 

 

 
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We explain growing a cover crop to enrich and protect your soil, and demonstrate how to sow our Cover Crop Scatter Garden Seeds in a raised garden bed for best results.

 

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Trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates her expert techniques for successfully growing healthy brassicas in your garden.

 

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Trial manager Lindsay demonstrates her easy technique for planting, growing and harvesting baby lettuce in containers for continuous delicious fresh salads.

 

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How to grow this Italian heirloom climbing summer squash that tastes like firm-fleshed, nutty-flavored zucchini. Easily vines up any fence or trellis to effortlessly produce curvy elongated fruits to enjoy all season.

 

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Trial garden manager Lindsay shows you step by step how to grow long keeping winter squash in your home garden.

 

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We show you how to plant, tend, harvest and enjoy beautiful, tasty watermelon radishes.


 

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Planting vegetables in containers has never been more productive. Trial Garden Manager Lindsay explains how to get the best yield out of container vegetables with easy to follow techniques.

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shows how to start tomato seeds early indoors. Covers store bought and recycled containers, soil mix, and planting technique.

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates when and how to "pot up" or replant tiny tomato seedlings into larger individual containers so they can grow successfully until ready to plant into the garden.

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shows how to plant tomato seedlings in the ground after starting them indoors.

 

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates how to care for container grown spearmint so that it can last for years to come.

  

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Growing nutritious wheatgrass is easy and rewarding. Learn how to supplement your diet by growing it from seed. Then, join us for part two of this video that talks about how to juice it. (See Growing and Cooking section for part two) 

 

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Celeriac is a European staple that's gaining popularity in U.S. Trial Garden Manager Lindsay guides viewers on when to harvest this delicious root vegetable.

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shares her secrets for abundant carrot harvests by explaining how and why to thin twice.

 

 

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

 

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Renee explains and demos the easy "cut and come again" method for growing delicious baby lettuces and greens: how to sow, tend seedlings, harvest, get a second crop and enjoy with a perfect simple vinaigrette.

 

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Sowing seeds, tending your seedlings and enjoying the harvest.

 

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Reliably save and store seeds. 

 

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Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates how to harvest and prepare home grown loofah sponges to use yourself or give as gifts.


Growing Herbs And Flowers:

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How to prepare the soil bed, sow and grow our carefree heirloom sunflower mix to give you armfuls of bouquets, feed bees and butterflies and produce oil-rich seeds to sustain songbirds.

 

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Trial garden manager Lindsay goes step by step through the process of sowing and growing our beekeeper's flower seed mix to attract, feed, and nurture bees and pollinators all summer long.

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates proper thinning and transplanting technique for sunflower seedlings.


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Trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates her expert techniques for successfully growing gorgeous giant sunflowers in your garden.



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How To Harvest And Dry Lavender Thumbnail of video icon
Our company Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates how to harvest and dry your own aromatic lavender from homegrown plants to use for crafting projects.



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Trial garden manager Lindsay shows you how to keep lavender plants in shape, so they are reinvigorated, pushing new growth, and stay balanced and beautiful.


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Preparing And Making Lavender Sachets Thumbnail of video icon
Lindsay shows you how to clean and prepare your lavender and make lovely, fragrant sachets for gifts as well as home use.


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Easy step by step prepping instructions for flower garden beds, shown by Trial Garden Manager Lindsay. 


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Make beautiful zinnia bouquets and regrow more flowers by following tips from Trial Garden Manager Lindsay.



Growing And Cooking:

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Enhance your dishes with homegrown paprika peppers. Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shares tips on how to harvest and process homegrown paprika, and get the tastiest results.

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Pepper and onion harvest has never been more delicious. Watch Lindsay prepare Renee's favorite sweet pepper and onion dish.

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Juicing nutritious wheatgrass is as easy as using a blender. After having grown a batch at the trial garden, Lindsay harvests and juices it in just a few minutes. Boost your daily nutrition by growing and juicing wheatgrass at home.

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay talks about our variety of herbal hibiscus, then shows how to harvest and dry it for tea.


Video thumbnail for Delicious Edamame: How To Harvest And PrepareDelicious Edamame: How To Harvest And Prepare Thumbnail of video iconLearn how to harvest your fresh Edamame beans from the garden and prepare them in the kitchen for totally scrumptious and very healthy snacks and meals. They are easy to prepare, easy to grow, healthy and highly nutritious.

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Lindsay shows how to harvest and prepare Spanish Padron tapas peppers for maximum deliciousness!

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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.


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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.


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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.

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Trial Garden manager Lindsay demonstrates how to prepare the garden bed and sow baby kale so you can enjoy multiple harvests by the cut and come again method.

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Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates the cut and come again method for maximizing harvests of tender and tasty baby kale.


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How And Why To Thin Your Seedlings
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Garden manager Lindsay 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.


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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.

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shows you how to to harvest, winnow and then properly store your Renee's Garden 'Mama's Cannellini' dry beans for months of delicious meals.

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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates when and how to harvest your bulbing onion crop and how to properly dry the onions and store them for long-term use.


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


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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates exactly how to tell when your home-grown, sweet corn is ready to harvest and enjoy. 


Video thumbnail for Cutting Basil For Lasting HarvestsCutting Basil For Lasting Harvests
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Trial Garden Manager Lindsay shares her surefire technique for extending your basil growing and harvesting season.

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We show you how to protect your raised beds from seedling eating birds, squirrels, bunnies and other marauding varmints.

 

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