Harvest efficiency tip #3 Fill your hands!

Fill your hands with beans or tomatoes or whatever youíre picking before putting them in your bin.

Is this one too obvious?

Well, itís still harvest efficiency tip 3.

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Letís say it takes 5 seconds to pick a tomato and 5 seconds to put that tomato in your harvest bucket.

And letís say you need to harvest 100 tomatoes.

Well if you pick only 1 tomato at a time before putting it in your bucket, your harvest time will be 

100 tomatoes x 5 seconds per tomato picked + 100 empties in your bucket x 5 seconds per empty = 1000 seconds

What if you pick two tomatoes before emptying in your bucket, then the math becomes

100 tomatoes x 5 seconds per tomato picked + 50 empties in your bucket x 5 seconds per empty = 750 seconds

You just saved a quarter of your time!

And what if you picked two tomates with each hand (4 tomatoes!) before emptying your hands:

100 tomatoes x 5 seconds per tomato picked + 25 empties in your bucket x 5 seconds per empty = 625 seconds

Thatís almost 40% saved.

And thatís assuming it takes the same amount of time per tomato picked.

But I bet when youíre picking with two hands at the same time – you can pick twice as fast. So Ö

100 tomatoes x 2.5 seconds per tomato picked + 25 empties in your bucket x 5 seconds per empty = 375 seconds

You might have just cut ? off your harvest time!!!!!

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For 100 tomatoes, it might not be a big deal.

But what if youíre harvesting 10 000 tomatoes. In addition to all that lettuce, those carrots, and those beets?

It adds up!

So fill your hands before you bring them back to your harvest bin.


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