January 26, 2018

Starting Onions from Seed at My Farm

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, outside temperatures are still hovering in the 20s and 30s, but inside my main greenhouse, there is a lot of spring activity - my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, are busy cleaning, organizing and starting vegetables from seed in preparation for the coming growing season.

Onions started from seed generally grow larger and store longer. 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. Once planted, the onion seeds remain in the greenhouse until they’re moved to my vegetable garden. And by mid-summer, we will have lots and lots of beautiful, fat bulbs to harvest.

Enjoy these photos.