There was a point in our garlic harvest days when we realized that it took us just as long to hang up the garlic to cure as it did to harvest that garlic. And that was way too long! We found this out one summer when we tracked every task associated with the 3 crops … More How Our Season Review Reduced Our Garlic Workload
A few years ago we quit growing potatoes at Tourne-Sol farm. Though there is nothing like freshly dug potatoes, we didn’t have reliable yields. We could get anywhere from 1lb a bedfoot to 4lbs a bedfoot. At 4lbs/bedfoot, potatoes definitely made sense for our farm. It was a lot of lifting but what bounty! At … More When We Quit Growing Potatoes
These are the days of bins taking over the seed office. Bins full of threshed seed – mostly clean seed – that we want to keep safe from mice and accidents. Bins of seed waiting on a germination test before moving to the bulk storage room. Bins that take a lot of place in this … More The days of bins taking over the seed office
Nothing like a little sun after spending the winter in cold storage. Melts all those rutabaga worries away. Forget about those flowers you’ll be growing. Don’t worry about all those noisy pollinators that will be buzzing around. And don’t even think about about all the seeds that come after that. Right now, it’s time to … More Guided Spring Rutabaga Meditation
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
These next couple posts will look at how we store seeds and how we manage seed inventory. … More Welcome to the Tourne-Sol seed room!