fsa tip #72 – Crop Plan: one row equals one planting

Each row in your crop plan spreadsheet should be a distinct planting. A distinct planting means 1 variety planted on the same date. If you plant a lot of varieties and have a lot of succession plantings, you’ll wind up with a bunch of rows. This definitely has the chance to get messy. But if … More fsa tip #72 – Crop Plan: one row equals one planting

Chicory stamens

Chicory stamens are pretty stunning. I love that deep blue that contrasts with the lighter blue of the petals. We’ve taken to trellising chicory plants to keep them from flopping around while we wait for the seed to mature.  My next free online workshop is on Thursday July 28 at 2pm Eastern …

Farmer Podcast Club – Hudson Valley Seed co on Cultivating Places

While you’re waiting for new Seed Grower’s episodes, I thought I would share some seed episodes from other podcasts. First up is the June 30 episode from Cultivating Place: The Generosity & Mutual Care Of Seeds: Ken Greene Of Hudson Valley Seed Company. I loved this conversation about K’s journey to find out where seed … More Farmer Podcast Club – Hudson Valley Seed co on Cultivating Places

fsa tip #71 – Never Mix Numbers & Text In Your CROP PLAN

One of the simplest things you can do to improve your spreadsheets is to never mix Numbers and Text in the same spreadsheet cells. This is the #2 of 5 spreadsheet concepts that I think you should be using in your crop planning. In this tip I’ll walk you through why TEXT and NUMBERS are … More fsa tip #71 – Never Mix Numbers & Text In Your CROP PLAN

The complete Seed Growers Podcast season 1 lineup

What inspired you from season 1 of the Seed Growers Podcast? Here are all the seed growers featured in season 1 of the Seed Growers podcast: • Adrianna Moreno and Joelene Jebbia of Empowered Flowers • Marie-Claude Comeau of Ferme La Radicule • Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm • Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot of … More The complete Seed Growers Podcast season 1 lineup

fsa tip #70 – Three ways to use Week Numbers in your crop plan

How do you label and schedule the plantings in your field? Do you work with dates or with week numbers? For my next spreadsheet tips, I’m going to be revisiting 5 spreadsheet concepts that I think you should be using in your crop planning. Concept 1 – use Week Numbers!!!! If you use the formula … More fsa tip #70 – Three ways to use Week Numbers in your crop plan