Over the years we’ve accumulated a few fancy pieces of seed cleaning equipment. The one we probably use the most is the Office Clipper from A.T. Ferrell. Please note – you don’t need a machine like this to save seed! For years we only used box fans and home screens to clean seeds. With these … More Cleaning Bean Seeds With The Office Clipper
This week I was on the No-Till Growers Podcast with Jesse Frost! At first I had some trepidation about being on a No-Tillcentric podcast. At Tourne-Sol, we do a touch of no-till in our green houses but we are a tractor tillage based farm. There are many other growers equipped to better discuss no-till. In … More Talking Seeds On The No-Till Growers Podcast
This week, we take a break from our regularly scheduled Farmer Spreadsheet Tip to announce the A 4-part online mini course for market gardeners who dream about saving some of their own seeds. The first class is just before the new year. Just in time to plan your 2020 growing season! Dec. 30 Why Grow … More Announcing the Seed Saving for Market Growers FREE Mini Course
Last weekend was the latest ECOSGN gathering. It was amazing! ECOSGN is the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network. This year we met in Montreal at Santropol Roulant for 2 half days of activities and then came to Tourne-Sol Farm where I led a tour. Listening To The Indigenous Seed Keepers Panel Tourne-Sol Farm Tour … More Meeting Up With My Seed Folks for ECOSGN 2019!
Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Grower’s Network fall meeting is in Montreal on Nov 15 and 16. … More Two Days Of Seed Workshops In Montreal This November!
Let’s wrap up this tour of Fruition Seeds with the highlight of my visit: Packing Seeds With A Stamprite Seed Packing Machine Matthew plugs in the machine. Then fills the hopper with zinnia seed and calibrates the hopper. And action! When things are rolling, Matthew mentioned that they could pack upwards of 1200 packs an … More Packing Seeds At Fruition Seeds
This post is the second of three posts about my visit to Fruition Seeds. Last post we walked Fruition’s fields, this post we tour their warehouse. Let’s see how seed travels through the warehouse. From The Field Seed lots comes in from the field and then travel through a series of Bins. Bulk Seed Storage … More Visiting the Warehouse at Fruition Seeds