PR: YouTube’s Best Videos on Growing Food – by Season

Searches for how-to videos on YouTube are up “70 percent year-over-year, including videos about growing food.

To meet the need for free, high-quality food-growing instruction, Good Gardening Videos hired horticulturist and Vermont country gardener Charlie Nardozzi as its food-growing curator. He leads gardeners through the thicket of click-bait and sketchy sales pitches to the respected YouTubers who know the topic and communicate it well on video.

Finally, the best food-growing videos for each season are compiled in one place. These timely collections lead learners to the videos they need to watch when they need to watch them, even when they don’t know what search terms to use. That’s the value of curation!



  • 8 videos on indoor seed-starting
  • 1 on outdoor seed-starting in containers
  • 2 on hardening off seedlings
  • 5 on lighting systems for seed-growing
  • 3 on soils for seed-starting
  • 6 on starting trees and perennials from seed

Creating a Vegetable Garden  

  • 10 videos about designing and planning a vegetable garden
  • 11 on raised beds of various types
  • 5 on growing vegetables in containers

Planting  Berries and Fruit Trees   

  • 5 videos on growing blueberries
  • 4 on strawberries
  • 6 on raspberries and blackberries
  • 5 on grapes
  • 10 videos on planting fruit trees (and links to more)

Growing Early Summer Edibles   

  •  3 videos on tomato problems
  • 1 on growing lettuce in hot weather
  • 2 on herbs
  • 5 on harvesting peppers, beans, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant and watermelon
  • 1 on creative plant supports
  • 1 on succession planting to maximize yield

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden  

  • 7 videos on late-summer planting of fall edibles
  • 2 on starting fall edibles from seed
  • 4 on salad greens
  • 1 on using a planting calendar for your region
  • 1 on harvesting fall vegetables


Harvesting Vegetables  

  • 19 videos on growing beans, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, herbs, kale, lettuce, peas, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash and watermelon
  • 3 on harvesting and using herbs

Growing Winter Vegetables in Mild Climates  

For places in North America where people are actively gardening in fall and winter (places that are so often neglected in the gardening media).

  • 4 by experts in California
  • 2 from the Pacific Northwest
  • 1 each from Texas and Florida
  • 1 on overwintering peppers indoors, by a Michigander

Composting and Soil Improvement  

  • 3 videos on basic composting
  • 3 on composting in place and sheet composting
  • 1 each on soil-building, testing soil, cover crops, and building bins from shipping pallets
  • 2 on using leaves to improve soil

Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees and Vines  

  • 3 videos about pruning blueberries
  • 2 on raspberries
  • 7 on grapes
  • 2 on apples and pears
  • 1 each on cherries and kiwi
  • 3 on peaches
  • 3 on citrus
  • 2 on training fruit trees as espaliers