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.