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The Effect of Shorter Daylength on Winter Production
Learn about the roles day length and temperature play as critical environmental factors affecting plant growth, particularly the length of dark periods. Read More
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Planning for Opening Day at the Farmers' Market or for Wholesale Accounts
Read more about what is takes to plan for opening day at the market or wholesale accounts, using Johnny's Target Harvest Date calculator to determine when to plant. Read More
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Succession Planting Principles & Practices: Methods for Ensuring a Continuous Supply
Learn about succession planting strategies & methods for ensuring a continuous supply. Information on 4 key planting-harvesting strategies from Johnny's. Read More
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Recommended Crops for Interval Succession Planting
A list of top recommended crops for succession planting, including vegetables, herbs, and flowers, from the Research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Succession-Planting Interval Chart for Vegetables
Use this vegetable planting chart to establish a succession-planting schedule. Seeding intervals and growing tips for 21 vegetable crops, from Johnny's. Read More
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Gaining Efficiency on the Farm | Recommendations from 3 Young Experts in the Field
Tips for gaining efficiencies on the farm from 3 of Johnny's favorite efficiency experts in the field: Anne Mefferd, farmer and owner of One Drop Farm in Cornville, Maine, Chair of the Maine Grain Alliance, and Secretary of the Skowhegan Farmers' Market; Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer, author, and owner of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm in St-Armand, Québec; and Michael Kirkpatrick, of Kilpatrick Family Farm, a family-run vegetable, small fruit, and livestock operation in Middle Granville, New York. Read More
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Succession-Planting Interval Chart for Flowers
Use this cut-flower planting chart to establish a succession-planting schedule. Seeding intervals and growing tips for 19 different flower crops from Johnny's. Read More
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Succession-Planting Interval Chart for Herbs
Use this chart of recommended standard timing intervals for succession-planting Johnny's Herb Crops. Lists seeding intervals and tips for Johnny's Herb Crops that are most amenable to succession planting. Read More
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Variety Selection Considerations | Tech Sheet (PDF)
General guidelines for choosing varieties from our vegetable, herb, fruit, farm seed, and flower product lines, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Succession-Planting Calculator (XLSX) | Johnny's Selected Seeds
Use the Succession-Planting Calculator to determine dates for sequential, staggered plantings, whether counting forward from last regional frost date in spring, or backwards from first fall frost date. Read More
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Johnny's Planting & Harvesting Programs
Learn about our planting and harvesting programs, which varieties to plant and harvest and when, based on days to maturity and seasonal planting and harvesting slots. Planting programs help you ensure highest quality and yield across the widest possible window to your markets. Read More
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Getting Started with Value-Added Foods & Farm Goods
The term "value-added products" encompasses a wide array of farm products, from specialty foods to non-food items such as straw bales and wreaths. In this article, we'll focus on creating value-added food products as a way of diversifying your farm's offerings, extending your selling season, and improving your bottom line. Starting with the basics, decide what you want to make, then take a look at the practicalities — particularly the business side. Read More
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Recordkeeping During the Busy Farming Season | by Taylor Mendell
This article will help you decide which records to keep on the farm this season, with tips for required records, optional data-gathering, what's important, and how to make it a habit, for beginning, intermediate, and advanced farmers. Read More
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Planning & Plotting Your Market (or Backyard) Garden | An Intro to Johnny's Seed Quantity Calculators & Yield Charts
How to measure, how much, of what to plant, how far apart, to produce just so much; how to choose your management units, and calculators & charts for approximating your numbers. Read More
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Video: Producer Cooperatives for Small-Scale Farmers | Johnny's Webinar Series
Here is the full presentation of our webinar on the topic of Producer Cooperatives for Small-Scale Farmers. The full video runs approximately 1½ hour. Read More
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Climate Adaptation for Vegetable & Flower Farmers | Johnny's Educational Webinar Resources
A learning resource page for our webinar on Climate Adaptation for Vegetable and Flower Farmers. Here's an intro to adaptation planning and how to get started, with panelists Julie Fine, Dr. Joshua Faulkner, and Johanna Willingham. Read More
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