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.
The Starter Package Includes:
- 1 Paperpot Transplanter
- 1 Paperpot System Starter Accessory Kit
- 40 Nursery Flats
- 3 Cases of Paper Chain Pots
- 1 Case – 2″ Chain Pots
- 1 Case – 4″ Chain Pots
- 1 Case – 6″ Chain Pots
- Bonus: Profitable Urban Farming – Online Workshop ($199 Value)
The main component of the paper pot system. With this tool one person can transplant 264 seedlings in minutes!
Handle height and furrow depth are adjustable.
The paper pot 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″
The transplanter is shipped in pieces and simple assembly is required.
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.
Paperpot System Starter Accessory Kit
Speed up operations and become more efficient with the Paperpot System Starter Accessory Kit.
The kit is not required, but it does include several pieces of REQUIRED equipment such as the spreader bars and five spreader frames. The other pieces of the kit – the dibbler, the drop seeder, and the brush – just make the whole seeding process easier and more efficient.
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 and turn it into an operation which only takes a few seconds. The dibbler is manufactured to create 264 uniform 12mm holes which work in conjunction with paperpot drop seeders.
This dibbler will work for any paperpot drop seeder, regardless of drop seeder hole size.
Note: The dibbler is specifically designed for the hole spacing of the paper chain pots.
Drop Seeder – 4.5mm Holes
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 seed plate has 4.5mm holes designed for larger seeds such as beets, carrots, green onion, Salanova, and head lettuce.
We also carry a drop seeder with 2.8mm holes.
Note: The drop seeder is specifically designed for the hole spacing of the paper chain pots.
5 – Spreader Frames
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. If your farm is doing a lot of transplanting, then you may want more than one frame to allow multiple people to fill flats.
The spreader frame is a REQUIRED component of the paper pot system. You can’t use the paper chain pots without this.
5 spreader frames are included in the kit to allow you to greatly speed up your seeding operation.
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. If your farm is doing a lot of transplanting, then you may want more than one set of spreader bars to allow multiple people to fill flats.
The spreader bars are a REQUIRED component of the paper pot system. You can’t use the paper chain pots without these.
Used to spread and level off the potting soil when filling the paper chain pots.
Nursery Flats – 40 Included
Nursery flats hold the paper chain pots during seeding and germination. The flats give structure to the paper chain pots while providing drainage via bottom holes. These flats are a REQUIRED component of the paper pot system.
The flats can also be dually purposed used as microgreen flats. This may be a better long-term solution for someone who is going through a lot of thinner walled germination flats.
Nursery Flat Dimensions:
Inside – 22 7/8″ x 11 1/16 x 1 3/16″
Outside – 23 3/4″ x 12″ x 1 3/8″
Paper Chain Pots – 3 Cases Included
2″ Hole Spacing – One case of 150 paper chain pots.
4″ Hole Spacing – One Case of 75 paper chain pots.
6″ Hole Spacing – One Case of 75 paper chain pots.
Each set of chain pots has 264 holes.
Hole Spacing: 2″, 4″, 6″
Hole Diameter: 1.18″
Hole Height: 1.18″
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.