After every seed event we attend, I go through our seed displays and see which packets of what varieties are running low. I make up a list, print some labels, and get ready to pack some seed.
SET PACKING STATION UP
We lug out the seed. Take out the scales and seed packing scoops. Put the CBC on the radio (recently we’ve also been listening to books on CD). And our kitchen turns into seed packing central.
CALIBRATE SEED SCOOPS
Though we sell seeds by weight with an approximate count, we use seed scoops to fill the packets. We calibrate the scoops to make sure the scoops are the right size.
We choose a scoop that looks right and scoop some seed.
We weigh ten scoopfuls and calculate the average weight of one scoop.
If we’ve hit our desired weight, we hit the seed packets.
If the weight is wrong, we try with a different scoop.
FILL SEED PACKETS
LABEL SEED PACKETS
Emily and I have just returned from an action-packed weekend at the ACORN conference in Fredericton, NB. We caught up with a lot of old and new friends, attended great workshops, and gave a few talks.
At the conference, I spoke with a few Going to Seed readers. It’s great to put faces to some of the e-mails and blog comments.
I love discovering who’s reading my words and what they’re thinking. If you have any thoughts on my posts, seedy questions, or ideas for future posts; please send them my way!