February 21, 2017

Starting Onions from Seed in My Greenhouse

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, patches of snow still cover the ground, but inside my greenhouse, there is a flurry of spring activity - my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, are busy repotting, transplanting, and starting vegetables from seed in preparation for the coming growing season.

Starting onions from seed isn’t difficult. They can be planted closely together in seed starting trays, and because they are shallow-rooted, they can be pulled apart easily when ready for transplanting outdoors. Many of our seed trays and supplies are from Johnny’s Selected Seeds - we've been using Johnny's for years. Over the last few weeks, our onion seeds have grown about four or five inches tall. They’ll remain in the greenhouse for a several more weeks until they’re planted in my vegetable garden. And by mid-summer, we will have lots and lots of beautiful, fat bulbs to harvest.

Enjoy these photos…

February 18, 2017

More Snow Falls Over Skylands

Skylands, my home in Maine, is covered with more than five-feet of snow.

Despite its beauty, all this snow makes the clean-up quite difficult. My Skylands crew has been very busy plowing the carriage roads, shoveling the walkways and terraces, and clearing any areas that may be subject to leaking or flooding because of the heavy accumulation - it's a tedious, time-consuming, but very necessary task.

Nonetheless, it's hard not to love a gorgeous snow-covered landscape. In between shoveling sessions yesterday, Cheryl Dulong took more beautiful winter photos. Here are some of them - enjoy.

 

February 17, 2017

Baking for Valentine's Day

I love all holidays, and every year, I try to make something special to give to my male friends and colleagues for St. Valentine's Day.

This year, I was able to take some time from my very busy schedule to bake and decorate dozens of heart-shaped cookies. I made them at our headquarters in New York City's historic Starrett Lehigh Building, where we have an expansive and well-stocked test kitchen. I had so much fun, and even recorded a short video you may have already seen on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 - do you follow me? I included the video below, along with some of my photos - enjoy. 

And, bake some cookies this weekend - your friends and family will love them!

 

And, here is my Valentine's video.