The ultimate Crop Plan spreadsheet tool is Pivot Tables. I’ve mentioned them before and I’m sure I’ll mention them again. Pivot Tables let you turn a spreadsheet full of columns and data into a simple schedule or calendar that is easy to read and easy to share. Here are the basic steps 1️⃣ Highlight all … More fsa tip #73 – Crop Plan: Pivot Tables
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
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
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
This spreadsheet tip updates the spreadsheet from #57 That spreadsheet turned the weight of seed you wanted to harvest into how much bedfeet you needed to plant. But what if you know the seed count you want and not the seed weight? I’ve added in an average seeds per ounce column and now you can … More fsa tip #62 convert seed counts into seed weights
So you want to take garlic pre-orders? How much of your garlic should you sell while it’s still standing in the field? Today’s spreadsheet will help you figure out how much garlic you want to hold back to plant next year’s crops. And how much garlic you’ll have left to sell. There’s a safety factor … More fsa tip #61 how much garlic should you pre-sell?
This month’s spreadsheet tips are going to be about pre-selling your garlic. There are definitely a lot of considerations if you want to run a pre-order. How do you do this in your online store? How much should you charge? Is it risky? Will anyone buy in advance? But really the place to start is … More fsa tip #60 how much garlic is in your field?
These are the Tourne-Sol fields. The 2 magenta rectangles are our 2 main seed production blocks. They are about 1200 feet apart. With a row of trees and a couple of greenhouses and a bunch of cover crops between them. With this distance between seed blocks, we can grow a variety of the same crop … More How I isolate seed production block
And what varieties should you save for seed? You should start with varieties you’re already growing. And all of that information is already in your seed order. Add a column to your seed order to indicate if a crop is F1 or OP. Then filter to only see your OPs. These are the seeds you … More fsa tip #59 saving seed can start with your seed order
This started as a spreadsheet to show you how you can harvest a crop first as a vegetable and then let it go to seed and harvest the seed too. For leafy greens, this can often double the value of the crop or more. But then i realised that this spreadsheet worked just as well … More fsa tip #58 Stack harvests for more sales per bedft