February 19, 2019

Starting Onions from Seed for the Next Growing Season

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, patches of snow and ice still cover the ground, but inside my greenhouse there's a flurry of spring activity. I’ve spent many hours watering, trimming and cleaning, while my gardener, Ryan McCallister, has been busy repotting, 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. 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.