Seed-Starting Methods | JSS Advantage Newsletter | January 2014
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Seed Starting at Johnny's Greenhouses
How to Start Professional-Quality Seedlings
Seed Starting at Johnny's Greenhouses

Across the country this month, growers are firing up their greenhouses and germination chambers. It's time to start seeds!

Here at Johnny's Selected Seeds, we start thousands of transplants for our Breeding and Trials programs. In this article, we'll tell you about the pros and cons of the main seed-starting systems we use: traditional plastic trays and cell flats; biodegradable pots; and soil blocks.

Indoor seed-starting techniques vary, depending upon the grower's goals, needs, and experience. Here's an overview of the three systems we offer, and what works best for the current scale of our research farm in Albion, Maine.

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Bred for Your Success
Seed Starting at Johnny's Greenhouses
Our expert breeding team uses traditional methods to develop new varieties that will thrive in a range of climates under diverse conditions. With over 40,000 plants in our breeding nurseries this past year, our team performed over 8000 hand pollinations.
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Bred By Johnny's Look for the Bred-by-Johnny's symbol when browsing our catalog and website.
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All American Selections Award Seven of our Johnny's-bred varieties have been honored with the prestigious All-America Selections (AAS) award:
Baby Bear Small Specialty Pumpkin  »
Bon Bon Winter Squash  »
Bright Lights Swiss Chard  »
Carmen Sweet Specialty Pepper  »
Diva Cucumber  »
Sunshine Scarlet Kabocha Squash  »
Jasper Organic Tomato  »
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Photos from the Field
Seed Starting at Johnny's Greenhouses

Here's a look at an ice-covered Sunflower trial at our Research Farm. When the Sunflower trial is finished, instead of mowing it down, Johnny's Farm Manager, Brian, leaves the flowers to mature and form seeds to feed the birds on the farm during the winter. View more photos of our farm on Facebook  »

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Sunshine Scarlet Kabocha Squash Diva Cucumber Baby Bear Small Specialty Pumkin Bon Bon Winter Squash Carmen Sweet Specialty Pepper Jasper Organic Tomato Bright Lights Swiss Chard