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Eliot Coleman's 6-Step Bed Preparation Method
Follow these 6 simple steps to prepare your beds and ensure vigorous growth, using tools designed by Eliot Coleman and Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Johnny's Guide to Small-scale Bed Preparation Tools
Johnny's Guide to Small-scale Bed Preparation Tools explains how to use right-sized tools designed from the ground up for smaller-scale growers and home gardeners. Read More
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Johnny's Broadforks | Assembly & Usage | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Designed in conjunction with Eliot Coleman and built by a skilled Maine toolmaker. Instruction sheet details components and assembly, and provides information on how to loosen and aerate different soil types with broadforks, including compacted and irregular soil profiles, using the broadforks for loosening soil around root crops, and crop harvesting. Basic maintenance includes cleaning, brushing, and wiping with oils following use to protect tines and handles during storage. Read More
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Broadfork Applications | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare tool application, tine width, and tine number for the top products in our broadfork assortment. This simple dynamic comparison chart was compiled by our research team to help growers quickly and easily find the right broadfork for the job. Read More
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Johnny's Seedbed Roller | Assembly Instructions & Use | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for assembling and using your Seedbed Roller to prepare a smooth, firm seedbed prior to direct-seeding with precision seeders, or alternatively, prior to transplanting. Read More
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Tillie Electric Tiller | A & V2 Models | Instructions for Use | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for using the Tillie for tight-quarter tilling and cultivating, creating beds, hilling crops, and more. Includes recommendations for safety and troubleshooting. Read More
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Tilther | Instructions for Use | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for assembly, operation, use, and maintenance of the Tilther. This is a bed-preparation tool for already established beds — not intended for initial tilling of native ground, but for efficiently incorporating soil amendments and residue from most vegetable crops. Read More
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Manual Mulch Layer | Instructions for Assembly & Use | Tech Sheet (PDF)
This full-color Tech Sheet provides a list of components included with the Manual Mulch Layer, step-by-step assembly instructions, and recommendations for field or greenhouse set-up and use. Read More
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Solar Mulch Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for installing and using Solar Mulch to block visible light while allowing near-infrared light to pass through, resulting in warmer soil temperatures compared to other types of mulch and weed suppression. Designed specifically for heat-loving plants such as melons, squash, pumpkins, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants. With proper application, benefits are faster growth and earlier harvest. Read More
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SRM-Red | Selective Reflecting Mulch Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for applying and using SRM Red Mulch, a recently innovated plastic mulch used to maximize the effect of reflected light on plant growth and gain higher yield. Read More
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Hanna pH Meter Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for using the Hanna pH Meter to measure soil pH for an accurate reading. Includes how to care for the electrode. Read More
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Metallic Silver Mulch Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Instructions for applying Metallic Silver Mulch, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Flame Weeder | Assembly, Backpack Tank Mounting, Usage & Safety Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow with care the instructions in this Tech Sheet for assembling your Flame Weeder, mounting the tank to the backpack, and using the Flame Weeder, paying special heed to safety precautions. Read More
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Soil Thermometer Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Instructions for using your the bimetal Soil Thermometer thermometer with calibratable accuracy. Carry this thermometer in its pocket clip and pull it out for quick soil temperature checks in the garden or greenhouse. The clip doubles as a wrench that can be used to calibrate the thermometer to improve its accuracy. Reads from 0°F to 220°F. Read More
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Seedbed Roller Snap-In Dibbles | Instructions for Use | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for attaching your Seedbed Roller Snap-In Dibbles. Includes a table of dibble sizes and applications as well as detailed illustrations for configuring the dibbles to accommodate your planting system. Read More
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White-on-Black Mulch Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Instruction sheet for installation and use of White-on-Black Mulch. Read More
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