This is part 2 of the Chufa Harvest and Post-Harvest experience. Here’s Part 1 when the Harvest began! The Chufa Nuts sat for a good week in a lidless bin in the barn. That was the revolutionary new twist that I added to the Chufa harvest workflow. I used to bring the harvest bins straight … More My New Trick For Cleaning Chufa Nuts
It turns out a watched bean does dry down! And now we have a greenhouse full crinkly dry bean plants covered in crisp pods ready to thresh. I’m appreciative for what a drive plants have to get their seeds to maturity. And grateful for the abundance they provide. It helps buffer out erratic autumns and … More A Watched Bean DOES Dry Down!
Here’s a Profit Calculator I put together to get ready for week 3 of the Season Review Challenge. You can evaluate each of your crops against your profit benchmarks to see what crops you should grow more of on your farm, and what crops you should drop. Step 1: How much do you want to … More FSA Tip #27 Crop Profit Calculator
Last week was Chufa nut harvest time. Chufa nuts are not nuts per se. They are little crunchy tubers related to everyone’s favourite weed – yellow nutsedge. But whereas nutsedge can be a nightmare, In our climate Chufa nuts are not a problem because they winterkill. Most of the tubers are clustered in a clump … More Chufa Harvest Time
They say a watched pot never boils. How about a watched bean? Does it dry down? About 10 days ago, just before that series of frosts, I pulled in some tender pole beans plants. Before I started the job I had felt quite a bit of trepidation. It’s a lot of work to bring in … More Does A Watched Bean Dry Down?
These are 3 peppers from my Scotch Bonnet Remix project. They are F3 fruits from a cross between Scotch Bonnet and some unknown sweet pepper. That means this is 3 generations since they crossed. We have a few hundred plants in the field and I’m trying to choose a handful to grow out next year. … More How To Choose Which Peppers To Keep For Seed
This is the second in a series of Farm Spreadsheet Tips about Google Forms. Last tip we set up a Google Form to gather harvest data during your harvest mornings. In this tip, we’ll link that form to one of your farm spreadsheets so you can work with the answers. This works for all Google … More FSA Tip #26 Working With Google Form Answers