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.
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.
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 »