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.