March 13, 2021

Starting Vegetables and Flowers from Seed

March is always a busy month here at my Bedford, New York farm. Spring is officially one week away and everyone is getting ready for the growing season.

As part of the preparations, we start many vegetables and flowers from seed inside my greenhouse. We begin this process soon after the New Year and sow thousands of seeds - seeds we order from our favorite sources, and seeds I find during my travels. Many of this year's seeds and other supplies are from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in central Maine. 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. Yesterday, Ryan started some peppers, violas and foxglove.

Here are some photos, enjoy. And remember, Daylight saving time returns this weekend, so be sure to “spring forward” one hour before you go to bed tonight.