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Crop Planning

wesflach
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:35:50 GMT

Hey everyone, I've been frequenting this community for a while, but this is my first time posting. I'll be growing on 1/10th of an acre next season for a very small CSA and one market. As I work on crop planning, I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Do y'all have recommendations for the best crop planning tools for the market garden context? Or if you have developed spreadsheets that work well for you, would you be willing to share them? Thanks in advance! -Wes

dcfarm
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:50:10 GMT

I created a spreadsheet. It's simple and doesn't have any formulas built into it. I'd be happy to share it with you. It might give you some ideas. I guess I'd need an email address.

wesflach
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:17:05 GMT

Thanks! wesley.flach@gmail.com

erikdtz
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:46:18 GMT

I would be interested in your crop planning spreadsheet as well, if you're willing to share. My email is: erikdtz2@gmail.com Thanks!

king_stropharia
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:14:28 GMT

Would you mind sending it to me too? narrul@gmail.com

wesflach
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:07:16 GMT

Others feel free to share additional resources, please. I'd love to see what various people are doing and find the best solution for my farm from there.

elizamae
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:02:41 GMT

I am working on this as well and have found myself trying to recreate the system(s) of an long running CSA farm I worked on for 6 seasons...but as I do this I'm realizing that their systems are not applicable to the scale I'll be starting with. SO, now I'm just absorbing lots of other info and snapshots of speadsheets from Ben Hartman, Jean-Martin Fortier and ANdrew Medford. Their books and many others are fantastic references.

feelgoodfarms
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:27:54 GMT

Crop planning for organic vegetable growers is a great resource and comes with all templates and even yield estimates. Check it out

wesflach
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 21:43:57 GMT

Just heard about that on a podcast today. Thanks for the tip!

katherinethurs
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:51:13 GMT

Email address, Wes?

wesflach
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:14:45 GMT

Wesley.flach@gmail.com