Imagine if you only had to enter data once into your spreadsheets? Could there be an end to the endless copy/pasting? The 3 cornerstones of The Farmer Spreadsheet Academy will give you tools to create dynamic spreadsheets without that endless copy pasting. The basics are easier than you think! I’ll be posting more about the … More Enter Data Once In Your Farm Spreadsheets
Dill and Cilantro just want to go to the seed. But does that make them great candidates for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? For a home garden – I think it’s a definite YES (Unless they’ve already self seeded so effectively that you never have to buy or save seed again!) I have a few reservations recommending saving Dill … More Dill and Cilantro just want to go to the seed.
And so it’s time for the big questions. You’ve reviewed the farm and the sales and the clients. Now it is time to review YOU. Jonathan Bruderlein is next week’s Season Review Guide. And he’s here to make sure you take a moment to think about what you personally want from your life growing and … More Review your Farm Quality Of Life
I was going to write up Celosia seed for #seedsavingformarketgrowers but then I realised I wasn’t sure how much Celosia crosses with other Celosia. I’ve been growing the same mixed up population for years and years. So I don’t know whether I’m seeing new crosses or just the same old crosses doing their thing. I … More Are Celosias Crossers?
Does it matter how much you can grow if you can’t sell it all? If you’re trying to make a living from your farm then you probably want to sell most of your crops. But I bet you didn’t choose to start farming because you wanted to be out there selling your product. That your … More Does it matter how much you can grow if you can’t sell it all?
Next Tuesday, I’m having Julia Shanks over to my virtual living room and you’re invited to join us! We’ll be talking about whether you’re selling your crops in a way that makes you money. If we could have this in person, we would have tea and treats for all of you. (And I bet they … More Are Your Sales Channels The Right Sales Channels?
Is corn a good fit for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? If you’re growing an open pollinated variety (and not an F1 hybrid) and if you have a strategy to manage cross pollination, then the answer is YES! That is assuming you’re even growing corn for your market garden. (Corn’s $ per bedfoot might not make it the most … More Saving Corn Seed In Your Market Garden
General rules for saving cut flower seeds. 1️⃣ Don’t pick all the blooms. Forget a few for a while. 2️⃣ Go back later to the forgotten blooms. Are they all dried up? Yes ➡️ Go to #3. No ➡️ Repeat #2 until flowers are all dried up 3️⃣ Get seeds … More General rules for saving cut flower seeds
Here’s the official Season Review Challenge schedule Tues Sept 21 – Review with your team (Dan Brisebois, Farmer Spreadsheet Academy – that’s me!) Tues Sept 28 – Review the opportunity cost of your sales channels (Julia Shanks, The Farmer’s Office) Mon Oct 4 – Review your client’s experience to better market your farm (Corinna Bench, My … More The 2021 Season Review Challenge
Are sunflowers good for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 There’s the squirrels, the birds, and the children tearing up those mature heads to get the seeds. But you can work your way around that by covering the flowers once they start to set seeds with onion bags. You can also cut the seed heads and set them to … More Can Market Growers Save Their Sunflower Seeds?