Renee's How-To Videos
Starting From Seed:
How To Grow Watermelon Radish
We show you how to plant, tend, harvest and enjoy beautiful, tasty watermelon radishes.
Planting Vegetables In Containers
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.
Moving Baby Tomato Seedlings To Larger Pots
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.
How To Start Wheatgrass From Seed
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)
Grow "Cut And Come Again" Mesclun Lettuce In A Container
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.
Grow Baby Leaf Mesclun Lettuce
Trial garden manager Lindsay shows you the "Cut And Come Again" method for lettuce and salad greens, how to tend seedlings, harvest to get a second crop, and then enjoy your salads year-round.
Easy Growing From Seed
Sowing seeds, tending your seedlings and enjoying the harvest.
How To Sow And Grow A Cover Crop
Using a cover crop to enrich and protect your soil over the winter produces improved soil health and better crops next spring. Trial garden manager Lindsay shows you how to sow and grow a cover crop in raised beds.
Harvesting and Saving Seeds
Reliably save and store seeds.
How To Harvest And Prepare Homegrown Loofah Sponges
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:
How To Grow Beekeeper's Flower Mix
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.
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 And Cutting Your Endless Bouquet Garden
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.
How To Grow Sunflowers: Thin Seedlings For Success
Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates proper thinning and transplanting technique for sunflower seedlings.
Trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates her expert techniques for successfully growing gorgeous giant sunflowers in your garden.
How To Harvest And Dry Lavender
Our company Trial Garden Manager Lindsay demonstrates how to harvest and dry your own aromatic lavender from homegrown plants to use for crafting projects.
Pruning Lavender For Shape And Beauty
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.
Preparing And Making Lavender Sachets
Lindsay shows you how to clean and prepare your lavender and make lovely, fragrant sachets for gifts as well as home use.
Organic Gardening: Prepping Garden Beds
Easy step by step prepping instructions for flower garden beds, shown by Trial Garden Manager Lindsay.
Growing And Cooking:
How To Harvest And Dry Paprika Peppers
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.
Renee’s Sweet Pepper Bliss Recipe
Pepper and onion harvest has never been more delicious. Watch Lindsay prepare Renee's favorite sweet pepper and onion dish.
How To Juice Homegrown Wheatgrass
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.
Delicious Edamame: How To Harvest And Prepare
Learn 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.
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 Harvest Baby Kale For Endless Salads
Renee's Garden trial garden manager Lindsay demonstrates the cut and come again method for maximizing harvests of tender and tasty baby kale.
How And Why To Thin Your Seedlings
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.
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
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.
Harvesting And Drying Onions
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.
When And How To Harvest Winter Squash
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.Protecting Veggie Beds from Birds, Bunnies, Squirrels (& other varmints)
We show you how to protect your raised beds from seedling eating birds, squirrels, bunnies and other marauding varmints.