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Consistency isn't always consistent

Posted 4/21/2014 7:50pm by Shiloh Avery.


Jason tilling in a failed carrot crop

In an effort (perhaps a misguided one) to create consistency, we eliminated direct seeding from tasks that employees other than ourselves do. These are crops that don’t do well transplanted or would consume too much greenhouse space. Things like salad mix, arugula, radishes, beets and carrots. We just figured that if we did it the same way every time, we would get the same results As it turns out though, we figured wrongly. Consistency isn’t always consistent. This became clear this past weekend as we attacked our “to-do” list and had to “rock, paper, scissors” the direct seeding task. And it was the loser who had to do the direct seeding. Somehow, it is easier to blame the cosmic forces when the other’s hand held the seeder. In this light, then, perhaps we should return direct seeding to the employee task list? Isn’t part of their job description to do the jobs that neither of us wish to do?  



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