There are two things you can do with a lettuce seed crop that is covered in mature seeds decorated with little fluffies: #1. Come in with a bin, or bucket, or paper bag. Lean the plant into the container and shake the the plant to collect all the ripe seed. Next week, same time, come … More Two ways to harvest lettuce for seed
Farmers who’ve never saved seed worry a lot about doing the wrong thing. But it’s easier than you think. Just listen to the seed. When seed wants to be harvested, seed will tell you. In this picture, you have strawflowers at every stage of life: fresh buds , in full bloom, a bit past perfect … More Seed will tell you when it’s ready
Is there anything as ugly an a farm spreadsheet full of #DIV/0! or #N/A or some other error message? Yes, these messages tell you what might be going wrong in your spreadsheet but sometimes it doesn’t matter. You already know you can’t divide by zero, let’s move on to something else! Error messages can make … More FSA Tip #23 Hiding Errors With IFERROR
“Where did you buy those mini-tunnel arches?” was the main response to last month”s post about overwintering crops in mini-tunnels, Well, we bought some 10ft long E.M.T. conduit from a local hardware store and then bent the arches ourselves. It’s a pretty simple process that you can easily do on your farm. Come, let’s see … More Bend Your Own Mini-Tunnel Arches
Remember last spring, when the world got real crazy on March 13? And you decided to pivot everything and drop the farmers market and any in person sales and instead you would set up an online store and only take online orders? And then spring moved forward and your plants got bigger and everybody in … More Remember that farm store you wanted to start?
I picked up Beneath The Concrete on a Zine table after a Food Not Lawns event at McGill University back in early 2000. The zine lived in a cardboard box full of other books for the rest of the semester. I may have flipped through the pages but I didn’t spend much time with it. … More My First Farming Book