Back in November, I showed you how to extract seeds from squash. (All it takes is an axe and vacuum cleaner.) Today let’s talk about how to dry those seeds! (I know I’ve skipped over the actual seed cleaning part but I can’t find any great pictures of our cleaning. We’ll have to wait till … More Drying Squash Seeds
Tonight I’m on Growers Live with Josh Sattin at 8pm EST. You can watch live on the No-Till Growers Youtube channel. Bring your questions about seeds, spreadsheets, workers coop, farming, crop planning … whatever you want to hear about! This is going to be fun! UPDATE: You can watch the recorded show here.
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 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
SUMIF let’s you SUM up certain cells IF they meet certain conditions. … More FSA Tip #4 Sumif and Sumifs!
This week’s farmer spreadsheet tip is about using week numbers instead of dates in your spreadsheets. Week numbers are a critical piece of how I crop plan. They make it much easier to sort and look at information on a weekly basis rather then get bogged down with how there are 7 different days in each week. Are … More FSA Tip #3 Week Numbers
I’ve been working on a secret project. I call it the the Farmer Spreadsheet Academy and it just went public! Step one of this new venture is a series of weekly farmer spreadsheet tip videos. The first video is about the formula SUMPRODUCT. Tip#1 SUMPRODUCT I chose SUMPRODUCT for the first video because it was … More The Farmer Spreadsheet Academy
Below is the official information for 6 webinars broadcast from OSA’s Organic Seed Growers Conference. I am one of the speakers in Seed Economics: How to Make Growing and Selling Seed More Profitable. If you’re interested in listening, make sure to register for the webinars! The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is hosting their 8th biennial Organic … More Organic Seed Growers Conference Webinars
I just watched this report on la Semaine Verte about garlic scapes. The video showacses Le Petit Mas and their garlic scape harvest. They harvest 1000s of pound at a time and shuffle them around in bulk bins. They then process the scapes and lacto ferment them. If you are interested in garlic, you should … More Video About Large-Scale Garlic Scape Processing