Plant Database forum: Plants with no data

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Sep 21, 2011 12:43 PM CST
Dave,
Is there someone on your team who's been assigned the task of simply entering plant names in the database? There's a string of plants in there with no data...

Is the mission to have them there so when people looking for them run across the empty database, they'll fill it in?

Confused
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 12:58 PM CST

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Yeah most plants don't have data in them yet. You get acorns for filling in data.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Sep 21, 2011 1:07 PM CST
Do I get an acorn for figuring out that method? Whistling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM CST

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Here is the full list of how to get acorns;

http://garden.org/special/acorns/

To add data to a plant, just go to the plant and you'll find the link to propose changes to the data at the bottom of the page.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM CST
I think it's great that the names are there, because sometimes I'm not sure what the "real" name is for some of the plants I grow, but I can figure it out from the listed plants. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 1:11 PM CST

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Yes, me too. Smiling
Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
A bit of this and a bit of that
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bitbit
Sep 21, 2011 1:20 PM CST
Is there any place to add open-ended info to plants? Should I do that as a comment?

For example, I just updated Stevia, because it's a plant I know pretty well. I can check it as "culinary herb" or "medicinal herb", but there's no place that I can mention specifically that it makes a great sweetener.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 1:24 PM CST

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That is a perfect use for the comments section of the plant. Thumbs up
Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
A bit of this and a bit of that
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Herbs
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bitbit
Sep 21, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Another question... is there any way to merge entries, or push data from one to another? I'm looking at 20+ entries for Brussels sprouts varieties, all of which will have the same planting depth, general growth habit, light requirement, etc. but have to be filled out separately.

Thanks Dave!
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Sep 21, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Dave,
It just occurred to me...we can't have plants without....

B-U-G-S!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Tee hee hee....

Yeah, yeah. I know it's on the table....
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Sep 21, 2011 1:49 PM CST
And how to get rid of them(the bugs), without harmful effects..
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Sep 21, 2011 2:14 PM CST

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All About Gardening might be a good place to talk about bugs.

Alternatively, there is a great Cubit on the subject.

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 2:24 PM CST

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bitbit said:Another question... is there any way to merge entries, or push data from one to another? I'm looking at 20+ entries for Brussels sprouts varieties, all of which will have the same planting depth, general growth habit, light requirement, etc. but have to be filled out separately.


At the moment that's not possible, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not yet sure that's ever going to be possible. It's just too complicated.
Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
A bit of this and a bit of that
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Herbs
Composter Container Gardener Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader
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bitbit
Sep 21, 2011 2:28 PM CST
dave said:

At the moment that's not possible, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not yet sure that's ever going to be possible. It's just too complicated.


I thought that might be the case, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Oh well, it's a lot of acorns for someone who's really knowledgeable about sprouts!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 21, 2011 2:32 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Sep 21, 2011 3:06 PM CST
I've added one entry under Brussels Sprouts! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 21, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Re: Bugs. If we know what pests/bugs attack the particular plant we can note that in our comments ... as well as suggestions on how to get rid of said pest(s).
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Sep 21, 2011 4:30 PM CST

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I agree Hurray! Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 21, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Dave I added a picture of my Brug. Painted Lady for you...

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