seed starting


Organic Seeds
It’s that time of year! When many of our customers are starting up their personal gardens. We’ve grown seedlings for sale ever since we started Broadfork Farm. Last year (in 2016), we also started selling seeds for our customers to plant at home. Not all seeds or plants can be set out when there’s still a chance of frost…. crops like tomatoes, basil, peppers, eggplant, beans, zucchini, etc. But there are quite a few that thrive in the cooler weather.   First things first, healthy crops grow in healthy soil. The phrase that organic farmers and gardeners repeat is “feed […]

How to Start Seeds in your Garden


DIY Germination Chamber 11
On our farm, projects start with internet research and often use odd pieces of “junk” we’ve got hanging around. One winter’s projects was a germination chamber. Some of our seeds require light to germinate but most vegetable seeds don’t. They do need consistent moisture though. Many growers use a germination (or sweat) chamber to reduce: space that seedling trays take up before the baby plants emerge (when they all need light) frequency of watering (which also relates to algae growth) Since we moved to this farm, we’ve started our transplants many different ways. In the 1st few years, we made […]

DIY Germination Chamber