Getting started with a new system can be confusing, so we put together the complete starter package for someone who is completely new to the paper pot system.
The package includes everything that you need to get started on your farm – all you need to do is add seeds and soil.
When you purchase this package you can save 10% on every additional item you add to your cart.*
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The Starter Package Includes:
1 – Paperpot Transplanter
The main component of the paper pot system. With this tool, one person can transplant 264 seedlings in minutes!
The paperpot transplanter can be used for all paper chain pots we carry giving you the ability to space seedlings at 2, 4, and 6″ spacings. Chain pots are loaded onto the deck of the transplanter and are pulled out of the transplanter behind you as you pull the transplanter forward. A build in shoe cuts furrow into the soil to receive the chain pots while sweeps and the rear wheels close the furrow around the transplants.
The transplanter is versatile. Growers have used this tool to transplant lettuce, radishes, turnips, onions, peas, beans, herbs, and many more crops.
Assembled the device is 12″ wide and 84″ long. The height is adjustable from 32 to 44″ and it weighs around 35lbs.
Soil structure is critical to the performance of this tool. Wet, heavy clay soils may make the device more challenging to use. The device works best in light soils with good tilth.
1 – Paperpot System Starter Accessory Kit
Increase speed and efficiency in the greenhouse with the Paperpot System Starter Accessory Kit which includes:
1 – Dibbler
Quickly create depressions for seeds in all 264 holes of the paper chain pot. The dibbler allows you to take what could be a time-consuming step of making 264 holes one by one and turns in into a simple step which only takes a few seconds.
The dibbler is manufactured to create 264 uniform 12mm holes which work in conjunction with paperpot drop seeders.
1 -Original Model Drop Seeder
Quickly and accurately seed all 264 holes of the paper chain pot in seconds.
Just imagine seeding 264 holes one by one by hand versus seeding all 264 holes in one quick step. The drop seeder is another piece of appropriate technology which saves you money by decreasing labor and controlling seed waste.
The drop seeder comes with a 4.5mm seed plate that is designed for seeds such as radish, beets, and pelleted seeds like Salanova.
2 – Spreader Frame
The rigid metal frame holds the paper pots open inside the nursery flat while you fill the paper chain pots with soil. After the soil has been added the frame can be removed, with the soil holding the chain pots open.
1 Pair of Spreader Bars
The metal rods slide into the sides of the compressed paper chain pots and are then used to pull the chain pots apart so you can place them onto the spreader frame. The spreader rods can be removed after the paper chain pots are secured on the spreader frame.
1 – 3mm Drop Seeder Plate
Get even more use out of your drop seeder with an additional seed plate. 3mm is the most common side seed plate after 4.5mm. The 3mm plate is designed for smaller seeds such as onions, shallots, and radish.
40 – Paperpot Germination Trays
Germination trays hold the paper chain pots during seeding and germination. The trays give structure to the paper chain pots while providing drainage via bottom holes. One tray can hold one paper chain (264 plants) and the plants must remain in the tray until transplanting. Depending on the size of your farm you may need to order additional trays.
The germination trays can also be dually purposed for growing microgreens.
10 – Solid Bottom Trays
The solid bottom trays nest perfectly with our paperpot germination trays with holes making bottom watering easy. The solid trays can also be used to catch drips if you are going plants in a location where the floors or shelving needs to be protected from water and soil.
Paper Chain Pots – 3 Cases Included
- 1 Case CP303 – 2″ In Row Spacing – One case of 150 paper chain pots.
- 1 Case LP303-10 – 4″ In Row Spacing – One Case of 75 paper chain pots.
- 1 Case LP303-15 – 6″ In Row Spacing – One Case of 75 paper chain pots.
Each paper chain has 264 cells.
Straight Chain Length: 49.5ft., 93ft., 139ft.
Bonus: Profitable Urban Farming – 1 Day Workshop
A complete online video course taking you through all of the ins and outs of starting a profitable, small-scale mini-farming. The course includes 6 hours of video and includes over 5 hours of bonus videos and 6 hours of bonus audio. All content is fully streamable.
In this six-hour online course, you will learn about strategic small farm production techniques that urban farmer Curtis Stone has used and refined during his six-year farming career.
You will also learn how to use modern technology to better manage your business that will save you time and money!
The Profitable Market Gardening course is the online version of urban farmer Curtis Stone’s popular in-person workshop Profitable Urban Farming.
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*10% additional discount excludes Meadow Creature and Jang products. Discount is only good at the time of purchase and can not be applied to past or future orders and cannot be stacked with any other coupons or discounts.