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Planning Tools & Calculators
Use Johnny's interactive planning tools and calculators to help with planning and scheduling your growing season. From calculating how much seed you'll need and when to plant, replant, and harvest, to the resources you'll require to build your new high tunnel, our calculators can help you streamline your operation to become more productive, profitable, and enjoyable.
- Planning & Plotting Your Market (or Backyard) Garden Article
An Intro to Johnny's Seed Quantity Calculators & Yield Charts
- Seed Quantity Calculator Interactive Tool
This is an interactive tool to help you predetermine the number of seeds or plants you will need for a given amount of space. The following 2 charts also serve as reference.
- Direct-Seeded Vegetable Crops • Average Seed Quantity Needed & Average Yield per Row or Acre CHART
- Transplanted Vegetable Crops • Average Plants per Seed Quantity & Average Yield CHART
- Stationary Caterpillar High Tunnel Worksheet Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet will help you determine costs to build a stationary, 12'-wide caterpillar high tunnel of a given desired length using materials suggested by Johnny's.
- Stationary Traditional High Tunnel Worksheet Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet will help you determine costs to build a stationary, 12'-wide traditional high tunnel of a given desired length using materials suggested by Johnny's.
- Moveable Caterpillar High Tunnel Worksheet Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet will help you determine costs to build a moveable, 12'-wide caterpillar high tunnel of a given desired length using materials suggested by Johnny's.
- Stationary Traditional Gothic Cathedral High Tunnel Worksheet Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet will help you determine costs to build a stationary, 14'-wide cathedral high tunnel with traditional style coverings.
- Moveable Modular Gothic Cathedral High Tunnel Worksheet Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet will help you determine costs to build a modular moveable, 14'-wide cathedral high tunnel using materials suggested by Johnny's.
- Seed-Starting Date Calculator for Seedlings Interactive Tool
This tool figures the dates for starting seedlings indoors and for safely planting particular early crops outside, based on the frost-free date that you specify.
- Succession-Planting Calculator Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet calculator allows you to input the date of your first planting of each crop, then it calculates the dates for later plantings. It also allows you to input your first fall frost date, counting back the appropriate number of days to determine the last date to plant and still get a crop before frost.
- Target Harvest Date Calculator Workbook (XLSX)
Use this tool to coordinate production of one of more crops for harvesting by a particular user-defined target date or otherwise important event. Determine seeding date relative to a specific harvest date.
- Fall-Harvest Planting Calculator Workbook (XLSX)
This spreadsheet calculator works backward from your first fall frost date, to determine the best date on which to start seeds for crops that will mature successfully as summer warmth and light wane into the fall.
- Overwinter Flower Trials • Seeding Date Calculator Workbook (XLSX)
On entering your last 10-hour day of the year, this calculator displays a range for your earliest and latest seeding dates as well as the seedling transplant date, for each of 25 flower crops suitable for overwintering. Based on the results of Johnny's Multiyear Overwinter Flower Trials.
- Key Growing Information
An index of the vegetable, fruit, flower, herb, and farm seed lines we offer, with links to subcrops and species within each line offering all the essential crop-by-crop sowing, planting, and growing steps to get you started.
- Key Growing Information Tutorial WATCH
A 1-minute videoclip on how to use these pages — all of our seed-packet-backs at your fingertips!
- Herb Culture Comparison Chart PDF
This chart will help you plan your herb growing strategy. Information includes germination time, transplant recommendations, and days to harvest.
- Planting & Harvesting Programs CHARTS
A set of succession-planting programs indicating which varieties of particular crops are best adapted for planting and harvesting across the span of seasonal slots. Based on multiyear trial data and curated for you by Johnny's Research Team.