August 1, 2023

Starting Vegetables from Seed for a Fall Harvest

Gardeners, think ahead - mid-to-late summer is the best time to start seeds in order to extend the harvest window into autumn.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we always try to maximize the productivity of the gardens. Yesterday, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, started seed trays of Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, romanesco, and kale - all considered brassicas, or cole crops - a genus of plants in the mustard family whose members are informally referred to as cruciferous vegetables. The seeds will remain in the greenhouse until they’re mature enough to be moved to my new vegetable garden. And then next season, we'll have another bounty of delicious, organic vegetables.

Enjoy these photos.