Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Videos | About Johnny's Selected Seeds
About Johnny's
About Johnny's Selected Seeds
Virtual Greenhouse Tour
Take a Virtual Tour of Our Trialing Greenhouses
Senior Trial Technician and vining crops expert Andrew Mefferd leads a virtual tour of our greenhouse trials — come take a peek at just some of what we've got growing here at Johnny's Research Farm!
Videos | Johnny's Tools & Supplies
Lower & Lean
Lower & Lean | An Intro to Greenhouse Rollerhook Trellising
Use the 'lower and lean' trellising technique on your fruiting greenhouse crops to maximize valuable greenhouse real estate. Greenhouse expert Andrew Mefferd demonstrates how, using the Rollerhook trellising tool.
Quick-Cut Harvester
Mechanical Design & Development of the Quick-Cut Greens Harvester
Watch this close-up footage of the Quick-Cut Greens Harvester mechanisms in action, and learn what the designers and developers have to say about labor-saving tool.
Vacuum Seeder
Precision Vacuum Seeding & Growing Transplants at Sweet Land Farm
Evangeline Sarat from Sweet Land Farm demonstrates how they improved spring seeding efficiency by using the Precision Vacuum Seeder to speed up the process. Courtesy Cornell University Small Farms Program.
Greens Harvester
Using the Quick-Cut Greens Harvester
No more kneeling, no more knives or scissors. One person can easily cut over 175 lb per hour. Powered by a cordless drill, the harvester's 15" fixed and moving serrated blades make a smooth, clean cut.
Original Greens Harvester
Our Original Greens Harvester Model
Watch this demonstration of our original Greens Harvester model, available in 3 sizes, plus the various components of keeping it clean and sharp.
Quick Hoops Bender
Using the Quick HoopsBender
Bend your own high- and low-tunnel hoops. Build season extension structures cost effectively with the Quick Hoops™ Bender. Available in 4 sizes.
Laying Row Cover
Benefits of Using Row Cover
Use these spun polypropylene covers to protect crops from cold and pests. Available in 6 thicknesses and dozens of sizes.
Pinpoint Seeder
Using the 4-Row Pinpoint Seeder
The tool choice for greenhouse planting. Plants 4 rows 2-1/4" apart; or, plants 2 rows 4-1/2" or 6-3/4" apart. Comes with 4 seed-hole sizes.
6-Row Seeder
Using the 6-Row Seeder
Up to 6 rows can be planted at once, with 2-1/4" spacing between rows. A roller in front firms and levels the soil.
Soil-Block Makers
Using Soil-Block Makers
Make your own seed-starting blocks to encourage vigorous root development.
Long-Handled Tools
Johnny's Long-Handled Tools
Years of research have gone into the design of Johnny's durable, commercial-grade trapezoid hoes, collinear hoes, stirrup hoes, cultivators, and wire weeders.
Harvest Knives
Johnny's Knives & Cutting Tools
High-quality knives and machetes make bringing in crops a breeze.
Broadfork Demo
Using Johnny's Broadforks
Deeply aerate the soil without disturbing the soil structure, using these European-designed tools, developed by Eliot Coleman.
Collinear Hoe
Using the Collinear Hoe
Johnny's tool consultant and author Eliot Coleman demonstrates the collinear hoe. This handy gardening tool makes elimination of weeds quick and enjoyable. Available in two sizes, including a version with a replacement blade.
Duratool
Duratool Support System Demonstration
The Duratool Taper System (formerly known as the "Ty'mup") makes securing plants to supports quick and convenient. Perfect for tomatoes, peppers, and any other trellised crops.
Flame Weeder
Using the Red Dragon Backpack Flame Weeder
Burn weeds out of your soil at the wave of a wand. It is perfect for creating stale planting beds and spot weed control without herbicides.
Tub Trugs
Using TubTrugs®
Flexible, lightweight, food-grade polyethylene tubs make great harvesting containers and much more. Available in 3 sizes and 3 colors.
Tilther
Using the Tilther
Lightweight tiller, designed to create perfect tilth within the top 2" of your bed by mixing in compost and fertilizer, while chopping up the roots of the previous crop. Conceptualized by Eliot Coleman and used extensively on his farm, after one quick pass with the tilther, the bed is ready for the next planting.
Hatfield Transplanter
Using the Hatfield Transplanter
Transplant from a standing position. Saves time and your back! Works best with 2 people. One person operates the tool, another handles the transplants.
Jab Planter
Using the Easy-Plant Jab-Type Planter
A hand planter for corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, and sunflowers, on open ground or through plastic mulch.
Earthway Seeder
Using the Earthway Seeder
Designed for the small-scale market grower and large-scale home gardener. Fast and easy to operate; furrows, plants, covers seeds, and marks the next row, all in one pass.
Glaser Hoe
Using the Glaser Wheel Hoe
Fast, quality weed control between rows. Swiss-made hoe has a multitude of optional attachments available separately.
Videos | Instructional & Informational
Galia Tropical Melons
Galia Tropical Melon Harvesting
We are often asked by melon growers how to tell when the fruit is ready for harvest. Steve Bellavia, Johnny's Research team's melon expert, show how to tell when your tropical Galia type melons are perfectly ready to slip off the vine.
Sun Jewel Melon Harvest
'Sun Jewel' Elongated Specialty Melon Harvesting
Melon expert Steve Bellavia of Johnny's Research team demonstrates how to tell when your 'Sun Jewel' specialty melons are just right to slip off the vine.
Summer Squash Blossoms
Edible Squash Blossom Varieties
Summer squash expert Julius Koenig of Johnny's Research team shares recommendations for edible squash blossom production.
Zephyr Summer Squash
When & How to Harvest 'Zephyr' Summer Squash
Yellow at the stem end, pale green at the blossom end! Learn to recognize when and how to harvest this distinctively patterned, delicious and productive summer squash for optimal flavor and texture, from the experts at Johnny's Research Farm.
Salanova Lettuce
Ideas for Growing, Preparing, & Marketing Salanova®
Salanova® is a "one-cut" cored-head lettuce, with yields in our trials 42% greater than direct-seeded baby leaf lettuce. The heads are densely packed with single leaves that are baby-leaf sized. You create the salad by making one cut near the base of the head.
Edible Flowers
Edible Flowers
Many flower blossoms are edible and may be used as garnishes and decorations. Grow your own assortment with Johnny's Edible Flower Collection.
About Hoophouses
Gardening with Hoophouses
Hoophouses allow you to extend your growing season before the last frost and after the first frost by providing a naturally warm shelter for plants.
Grafting Tomatoes
Grafting Greenhouse Tomatoes
Get instruction on how to graft tomato plants using grafting clips and a razor blade in this 20-minute video by the University of Vermont Extension.
Pollinating Peppers
Hand-Pollinating Peppers at Johnny's Research Farm
Watch how we hand-pollinate pepper flowers in our breeding program at Johnny's Research Farm.
Pruning Tomatoes
Pruning Tomatoes
Increase fruit yield and lessen disease pressure by pruning your indeterminate tomato plants. It's easy! Learn how to prune.
Sweet Potatoes
Planting Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are easy to grow and highly nutritious. Using black plastic helps warm the soil and will get your slips off to a good start.
Cherry Tomatoes
Processing Our 'Washington' Cherry Tomatoes for Seed
Growing tomatoes for fresh eating differs little from growing them for seed. How they are harvested and processed is another matter. Watch how we process Washington Cherry Tomato Seed at Johnny's Research Farm in Albion, Maine, with a step-by-step narrative of process details.
Pruning Cucumbers
Pruning Cucumbers
Pruning cucumbers at the growth point on trellised cucumber plants encourages upward growth and helps improve yield.
Herb Disks
Planting Herb Discs
Quick, easy, and convenient, Johnny's herb disks make it easy to grow herbs successfully. Nine types of herbs available.
Videos | Pest & Disease Control
Distributing Ladybugs
Distributing Ladybugs in a Screened Greenhouse
Watch a demonstration of how we distribute ladybugs at our Research Farm in Maine in this short tutorial.
ID Late Blight
Identifying Late Blight
Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) occurs commonly each year in many places around the US and world. Learn how to identify late blight in your garden.
Control Late Blight
Controlling Late Blight
Suggestions for preventing, controlling, and managing late blight with copper fungicides and other methods.
Tomato Hornworms
Controlling Tomato Hornworms
The hornworm is a large caterpillar that eats many parts of the tomato plant. Learn how to prevent these pests from devastating your crops.
Cucumber Beetles
Treating Cucurbits with Surround | Controlling Cucumber Beetles
Learn how to treat cucurbits (plants that are members of the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin family) with organic pesticides to keep beetles at bay.
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