To save squash seeds, you need to first split the squash open and then scoop out the seeds. We’ve tried several ways to split and scoop. Here are some ways we split squash and how we like to extract the seeds. Alternative Splitting Techniques Over the years we’ve tried a few splitting squash open a … More Squash Seed Extraction 101
We’ve been cleaning seeds like there is no tomorrow! Basically, because we need to get out of greenhouse (where we clean seeds) and into the seed shack to get germ testing and seed packing so we’re ready to ship in December! Here are the basic steps we use for most of our seed cleaning. Dirty … More Seed Cleaning 101: Winnowing And Screening
Sometimes you need a fancy formula to get your spreadsheet to tell you what you want to know. And sometimes the information is just sitting there in plain sight Today’s tip is one of the plain sight kind! In this tip, we’ll use a market sales log to Discover the SUM box in your status … More FSA Tip #10 The SUM Box In Your Status Bar
Fermentation is a key step in extracting tomato seeds. It helps remove the gelatinous sac surround tomato seed. It controls some tomato diseases. It is also a great way to create amazing odours. But fermentation is very weather dependent. We have had batches that have taken 6 days to ferment. And batches we’ve lost in … More How Long Should You Ferment Tomato Seeds?
So, your farm has a monster spreadsheet that lets you plan everything down to the finest detail but you hate looking at hundreds and thousands of rows? You will love using filters! Filters are a spreadsheet tool that let you view segments of your information without distorting your information. In this tip, we’ll use a … More FSA Tip #9 How To Filter Your Spreadsheets
This is the latest post about how we store seed at Tourne-Sol. Today we’ll look at how we label the seed in that room, You’ve likely noticed that seeds of different varieties of the same vegetable all look the same. Tomato seeds look pretty much the same. Brassica rapa seeds look pretty much the same. … More Labeling Seeds In Your Seed Room
This spreadsheet tip follows up my post about our seed room. In it I look at the basics of how we manage our seed inventory through a spreadsheet. It is easy to try to make a spreadsheet row do too much. But by breaking down one row into multiple rows, you can get more detail … More FSA Tip #6 Every Row Tells A Story