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
Back in July, I told you all about selecting some brassica plants and transplanting my favourites into big pots by the porta potty. We harvested those plants in mid-August and threshed the seeds. The plantless pots full of soil sat by that porta potty for the next 2 months. I didn’t pay them much attention. … More Reading Shattered Seeds To See What The Future Holds
You probably spend a lot of time scrolling through spreadsheets with your mouse clicking on this cell or that. Have you ever wished you could get to the right cell quicker? If so, this tip if for you! It covers 3 keyboard shortcuts to scoot around your spreadsheets and 1 bonus shortcut that lets you … More FSA Tip #8 Quickly Navigate Your Spreadsheets With Keyboard Shortcuts
Everyone tells me that different pepper species don’t cross. That’s not been my experience. Years ago I gave up growing our strain of Hot Paper Lantern Habanero because it got so crossed up with sweet peppers. (That would be Capsicum chinense x Capsicum annuum.) And last year, we started seeing a similar situation with our … More The Scotch Bonnet Remix Story – Crossing Hot Pepper From Different Species
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 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