March is a great time to get some seeds started for early veg and herbs. Why start your own? Greater variety, earlier harvests, cost savings exceptional nutritional value (refer to Sprouts Pack a Punch and Microgreens & Baby Greens) are the best reasons. We offer seeds from Botanical Interests, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the Hudson Valley Seed Library Heirloom. Reading seed catalogs online or in print during the winter is inspiring. We love how much info one can glean from the Botanical Interests seed packets. It is highly recommended to use new or sterilized containers, with adequate drainage for seed starting. Young seedlings can be susceptible to fungus early if the environment is not clean. Make sure to scrub your trays as well. UNH Cooperative Extention has a great reference for Starting Plants Indoors from Seed.
There is a great reminder tool offered by The Old Farmers Almanac that sends you a list of what to plant indoors and outside at two week intervals. You plug in your zip code and they send out the list. The recommended veg and herbs to start now include are kales, chards, spinach, parsley,cilantro, bokchoi & tatsoi. Once your seedlings are ready to plant outside, Rolling Green Nursery carries row cover or winterization fabric to protect your seedlings during the big swings in temperature we can experience in spring.
We have 2 Seed Starting Garden School Series “make and take” classes coming up, a tray of veg, herbs and flowers . Please visit our website events page for details. To reserve your spot call us at 603.436.2732.