March 20, 2018

Caring for Seedlings in the Greenhouse

Today is the first official day of spring, but here in the Northeast, we’re preparing for another big storm that’s expected to drop at least eight to 10 inches of snow in the area tomorrow. At my Bedford, New York farm, that means more work continues indoors to nurture and maintain the growing seedlings in my greenhouse.

My gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, have planted thousands of seeds into flats since January, and until they are planted in the gardens, these seeds are kept inside where temperature, humidity and light can be properly controlled. During these early stages of growth, the seedlings also need some regular maintenance - thinning out those that are weak, pricking out those that are growing too big for their seed starting trays, and transplanting them into larger pots.

Yesterday, I shared photos of how we start our plants from seeds. Here are photos of how we care for our young sprouts - enjoy.

March 19, 2018

Starting Our Plants from Seed

While the weather continues to be unseasonably cold with possible rain and snow later this week here in the Northeast, we’re all preparing for spring at my Bedford, New York farm. My gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, are busy starting all the many vegetables and flowers from seed.

We start sowing seeds indoors soon after the New Year. We sow thousands of seeds - all those wonderful seeds I enjoy purchasing during my travels, and seeds we order from our favorite sources. Many of this year's seeds, seed trays and other supplies are from Johnny’s Selected Seeds - a company I’ve been using for quite some time. Starting from seed isn’t difficult. They can be planted closely together in seed starting trays, and then pulled apart easily when they're ready to move into larger pots or outdoors.

Enjoy these photos.

March 17, 2018

Introducing My Newest Collection on QVC

I can't wait to hear what you think about my newest collection on QVC - Pets! Some of the first items from this line are already on the QVC web site, and I will be unveiling many, many more in the weeks and months ahead.

This week, I flew back to West Chester, Pennsylvania, home of the QVC headquarters and studios, to introduce a handful of Pets products, including my braided rope slip leads, grooming brushes, food and water bowls, rope toys, and an assortment of decorative collar accessories - I know you and your furred friends will love these offerings! I also shared more items from my Garden Collection, such as my popular Hori Hori knife, and handy pressure washer, and several pieces from my Apparel line - everyone loves my twill pants, and poplin long sleeved tunics. If you missed my latest appearance, please go to their web site and take a look. It was another successful trip to QVC - I am looking forward to my next visit!

Enjoy these photos.