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Video: How to Seed Your Paperchain Pots & Trays
Johnny's Tools Trialing Tech Jen Goff demonstrates how to quickly and efficiently seed your Paperchain Pots/Trays. Read More
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Video: Using the Hatfield Transplanter
While we actively seek a replacement design for the Hatfield Transplanter, an item we carried for many years in the past, take a look at this video demonstrating the ergonomic and efficiency gain possible a standing transplanter design. Read More
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Seed-starting Methods at Johnny's Greenhouses | 3 Systems for Starting Professional-Quality Seedlings Indoors
Learn how to start professional-quality seedlings using the 3 key indoor seed-starting methods used at Johnny’s Research Farm. This article covers the key seed-starting tools, supplies, and techniques we use for starting vegetables, fruit, herb, and flower seedlings in our greenhouses. Read our recommendations, including advantages and drawbacks of each type of seed-starting system: 1) Trays & Cell Flats; 2) Biodegradable Pots; and 3) Soil Blocks created with Soil-Block Makers, developed in partnership with Johnny's Tools Advisor, Eliot Coleman. Read More
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Soil-Block Making | A Better Way to Start Seedlings, by Eliot Coleman
Soil-blocking is an ingenious seed-starting method that allows the grower to produce vigorous seedlings with roots that quickly reestablish growth upon transplanting. Soil-blocking further eliminates the expense, waste, and storage issues associated with plastic pots. Read Eliot Coleman's account of how he came to develop and perfect this system for the small commercial grower. Read More
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Seed-Starting Date Calculator | for Starting Seedlings Indoors | Johnny's Selected Seeds
Use this calculator to ascertain when to start seeds indoors and then to transplant outside, based on the frost-free date in your area. Read More
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Video: About Pelleted Seed
Watch a summary on the key advantages of using pelleted seeds: decrease seed waste and time spent thinning, easier to see, handle, and less likely to jam in mechanical seeders. Read More
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Video: How to Start Your Seeds with Soil-Block Makers
Get an early start to your growing season with Johnny's soil-block makers. You can easily make your own seed-starting blocks with our soil-block-making tools and a bag of germination soil mix. Soil-blocked seedlings reestablish themselves more quickly, with less transplant shock. Soil blocks also eliminate the expense, waste, and storage issues of plastic pots, and their negative impact on the environment. Read More
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Video: Paperpot Transplanter Demonstration
A demonstration on the Paperpot Transplanter: how the plow opens the furrow, the sweeps are set for correct angle and depth, the honeycomb pots are fed down the chute, then tamped down into their new beds by the press wheels. Read More
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Video: Plug Popper | Quick Demo
Johnny's Tools & Supplies Trialing Technician Jen Goff offers a quick demo of the Plug Popper, a device that allows you to save time while transplanting by loosening all the plugs in an entire flat in seconds. We can't imagine how we'd ever manage without one! Read More
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Video: How to Use the Precision Vacuum Seeder
Learn how to use the Precision Vacuum Seeder with Jen Goff, Johnny's Tools & Supplies Trialing Tech. Watch this 4-minute video to learn all you need to know to get started with this labor and money-saving tool. Read More
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How to Grow Healthy Hydroponic Seedlings | Seed-Starting & Environmental Variables
This article describes the basic steps of seed-starting in hydroponic systems and introduces some of the primary environmental variables that affect plant health and productivity in hydroponic systems. Read More
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Guidelines for Starting Seeds Indoors | Tips & Troubleshooting Advice for Starting Healthy Seedlings
Starting your own seeds is a great way to extend the growing season, grow a wider selection of varieties, and save money. Here are some guidelines and troubleshooting advice for growers who are starting seeds indoors, from the Research & Trialing team at Johnny's. Read More
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Video: Hardening Off Your Seedlings | Tips & Recommendations with Niki Jabbour
Join our 4-season-grower friend to the North, Niki Jabbour, for a tutorial on hardening off and simple day-by-day steps to harden off your tender seedlings before transplanting to the outdoor garden. Read More
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