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!
This farm spreadsheet tip goes back to basics. Before you start setting up your Farm Spreadsheet System, you’ve got to decide on a spreadsheet application. Where to start among all the available options? I’ve got 5 considerations for you to evaluate different spreadsheet apps. I also explain why I use Google Sheets for my farm … More FSA Tip #7 How To Choose A Spreadsheet System
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
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!