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Classic Storage Crops | Post-Harvest Handling & Storage Guidelines
Guidelines, specifics, and variety recommendations on best storage practices — temperature, humidity, and optimal shelf life — for enjoyment of classic storage crops such as roots and tubers like rutabagas, beets, turnip, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and leeks, well into the winter months. Read More
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Chamomile Rake | Rust Prevention & Removal | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions on this Tech Sheet to extend the life of your Chamomile Rake. The tines are made of oil-tempered spring steel, a material that is both strong and flexible, but which will rust if it is left wet or is stored in a damp place. It is important to wipe or air-dry the rake after each use and store it in a dry area... Read More
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Highbush Blueberry Rake | Maintenance, Rust Prevention & Removal | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the simple steps in this Tech Sheet to maintain and extend the life of your Highbush Blueberry Rake for many seasons of blueberry harvesting. Read More
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Salanova Lettuce | Cutter Tool | Tech Sheet (PDF)
The Salanova Cutter Tool is uniquely designed for one-cut lettuce. The tool is used when processing full heads of the Cored type of Salanova into salad mix, and is not needed for the Incised type... Read More
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CoolBot–Air Conditioner Compatibility | Use, Temperature, Cooler Size & Insulation + Brand Recommendations | Tech Sheet (PDF)
This document covers 4 key factors in choosing an air conditioning unit optimally compatible with your CoolBot: 1) Intended Use; 2) Temperature Needs; 3) Cooler Size; and 4) Quality of Cooler Insulation. Charts of dimensions and air conditioner capacity in BTUs (British thermal units) are included, as well as types of air-conditioner units and brands and recommendations. Read More
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Carrot Harvesting, Handling & Storage | Johnny's Selected Seeds
Learn when to harvest carrots and options for post-harvest handling and storage from the carrot experts at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Recommendations and tips for choosing varieties that store best and maintain good carrot flavor and eating quality, how to harvest to minimize damage, methods for preparing your carrot crop for optimal shelf life, and ideal ranges of temperature and humidity conditions during storage. Read More
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Floral Stem Cutter | Instructions for Mounting, Use & Care | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Floral Stem Cutter - Instruction Sheet. Instructions for mounting, usage and maintenance of your floral stem cutter tool. Read More
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Video: Gorilla Tubs® (formerly known as TubTrugs®)
Flexible, strong, stackable, light, and attractive, Gorilla Tubs® — formerly known as TubTrugs® — are useful for harvesting, cleaning, storage, and a wide array of additional gardening applications. Learn more about how we use these versatile tubs on our Research Farm. Read More
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Video: CoolBot | Installation Instructions & Recommendations
Installation instructions and recommendations for the CoolBot. This device allows you to transform an insulated room into a walk-in cooler to keep your fresh produce at peak quality. The CoolBot allows for thermostatically-controlled cool-down to 35°F/1.66°C. Read More
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Video: Johnny's Harvest Knives, Machetes & Sharpeners
An overview of Johnny's harvest knives, machetes, pocket knives, shears, sheaths, and sharpening implements. Read More
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Seed Storage Guide | Tech Sheet (PDF)
A downloadable, printable (PDF) guide to the basic requirements of storing seeds to retain optimal viability and germination rate, from the research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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CoolBot | Instruction Manual & Troubleshooting Guide (PDF)
A full manual and trouble-shooting guide to your CoolBot. Read More
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CoolBot | How to Build a Walk-in Cooler for Your Small Farm (PDF)
A full instructional guide and reference, full of helpful advice and tips, for building a walk-in cooler using a CoolBot for your small farm or growing operation. Read More
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Cut-Flower Harvesting & Post-Harvest Care | Best Practices from Pros in the Slow Flower Community
What are the best practices and systems for harvesting and post-harvest handling of flowers, herbs, and foliages before they leave the field and workshop, to safeguard that quality? This survey of 5 specialty cut-flower growers distills the collective and cumulative wisdom of three-quarters of a century of farming and selling flowers, from the Slow Flowers community. Read More
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Cooling & Storing Chart for Freshly-Harvested Summer Produce
Chart for optimal post-harvest cooling method, temperature,and humidity ranges, and potential shelf life for a range of summer-harvest, fresh-market crops, in alphabetical order. Read More
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Video: Sauce Master II Fruit & Vegetable Strainer | Quick Demo
Watch a quick demo of the Sauce Master II, a device that allows you quickly and easily process your fresh garden fruits and vegetables. No precooking required for tomatoes, greens, berries, squash, and more for canning, freezing, fermentation, or fresh-eating, soups, sauces, concentrates, and coulis. Automatically separates juice and pulp from the seeds and skins. With a simple design that's easy to assemble, disassemble, and clean. Read More
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