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Stock | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing STOCK flowers from seed. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Rootstock Tomatoes | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing rootstock tomatoes. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Stock (Matthiola incana) Production | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed recommendations in this Tech Sheet for successful production of stock flowers (Matthiola incana), from Site Selection and Culture to How to Select and Prepare Seedlings for Double-Flowered vs. Single-Flowered Blooms, Transplanting, Pinching, Pests and Diseases, and Harvesting, from the Flower Research Team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Video: Stock (Matthiola incana) in Johnny's Late-Winter/Spring-Seeded Flowers Tunnel
Get a tour of our late-winter/spring-sown stock trials, with variety recommendations and tips for successful early-spring production, from the research team at Johnny's. Read More
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'Maxifort' Rootstock Tomato Germination | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the recommendations in this Tech Sheet for best results with germination of 'Maxifort,’ an interspecific tomato cross — the product of traditional plant breeding crosses between a domesticated tomato parent and a wild tomato parent. To improve germination rate and uniformity, we recommend careful consideration of the measures we have outlined here. Read More
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100% Employee Owned | Johnny's Selected Seeds
Johnny's is 100% employee-owned. Learn more about our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and what it means to you as a grower. Read More
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Pea Selection at Johnny's | The Story of 'Sugar Ann' Snap Pea
Learn why not all pea seed is created equal by reading the Story of 'Sugar Ann' Snap Pea at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Not only are there differences between pea varieties, even seed lots of the same pea variety can vary widely in quality, depending on how the seed crop is grown and managed. To achieve uniformity, or purity, of the seed lot, one must start with a high-quality, uniform batch of seeds — or, as we say in the seed industry, "stock seeds" — to grow the seed crop to a workable size. And, one must also maintain this quality over time. Here's how we do it... Read More
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Webinar | Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting | Slide Show (PDF)
A slideshow recap of Johnny's Fundamentals of Tomato Grafting Webinar. Topics: • Why graft? • Rootstock selection • Demo: How to top-graft • Healing protocol • Grower experiences • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Read More
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5 Cool Flowers to Plant Now | Lisa Mason Ziegler's Secrets for Growing Hardy, Cool-Season Annuals
Here are Lisa Ziegler's 5 recommended "Cool Flowers" — cold-tolerant hardy annuals for overwintering and shoulder-season growing for the earliest possible blooms in spring. Read More
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Top-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to graft desirable fruiting tomato varieties to vigorous, disease-resistant tomato rootstocks as a cost-effective method for overcoming disease and production-related issues; improving overall crop health; reducing or eliminating the need for pesticide use; lengthening harvest duration; and significantly increasing net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless media normally takes 6-8 weeks. Read More
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Top Grafting Starter Kit | Instruction Manual
Top-Grafting Starter Kit Instruction Manual for Product #7312. Top-grafting involves attaching the top of your desired variety (the scion) to the bottom of a more vigorous variety (the rootstock). Grafting desirable fruiting varieties to vigorous, disease-resistant rootstocks has become a cost-effective method for growers to overcome many disease and production related issues. Grafting can improve production, overall crop health, and vigor; reduce or eliminate the need for pesticide use; lengthen harvest duration; and significantly increase net income. Read More
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Side-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to reap all the benefits of side-grafting: overcome disease and production-related issues, improve overall crop health, reduce or eliminate pesticide use, lengthen harvest duration, and significantly increase net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless medium normally takes 6-8 weeks. The major advantage of side grafting is that this method is more forgiving of differing stem diameters than top grafting... Read More
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Succession-Planting Flowers | Scheduling & Planning, Sowing Frequency, Recordkeeping & Recommendations
Slow Flowers maven Debra Prinzing directly engages with flower farmers across a range of planting zones, ecoregions, and cultural conditions to offer succession-planting best practices, lessons learned from prior seasons, and new insights for producing even more flowers this coming season. Covers tips and recommended approaches for scheduling and planning, sowing frequency, record-keeping, and favorite flower choices for succession-planting success. Read More
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Slow Flowers Palette & Petal Crushes | Evolving Colors & Shape-Shifts in Floral Industry Trends
A deep-summer dive into trending colors and shapes in the flower-farming and floral-design industry, with a swirl of fresh imagery from Slow Flowers members and Johnny’s photography and flower-trialing team. Read More
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Slow Flowers Floral Forecast | A Summary of Industry Insights & Trends
A summary of this year's Floral Forecast, with Insights & Industry Trends from Debra Prinzing, Johnny's partner and founder of the Slow Flowers movement. Read More
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Video: How to Graft Greenhouse Tomatoes
Produced by the University of Vermont Extension, this video covers key elements of top-grafting and side-grafting greenhouse tomatoes, as well as cultural considerations for grafted greenhouse tomato plants. Additional notes on grafting of cucumbers and eggplants. Read More
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