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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 1, 2019 7:27 PM CST
My cabinet for the seedlings planted in 2018 HYB:
I mixed my own seeds and seeds from another person in the same cabinet. My choice was to keep ALL seedlings for that year in one cabinet. I don't mind that the seeds came from a number of others. In the screen shot below you can see the daylily names with red line around them are not my daylilies. They are pod and pollen parents of the seeds I got from somewhere else. My plan is to put the seed ownership into notes. Probably in the cross planning tab. OR I may backtrack and put into code.

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Name: Ed Burton
East Central Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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EdBurton
Mar 1, 2019 9:46 PM CST
I have all my seed crosses in a spiral notebook
I don't bother using Plantstep until after the seedlings bloom, then I only enter the potential keepers.
As nice as Plantstep is, it takes time to enter each plant especially seedlings with pictures, so I figured time was better spent if I waited.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 1, 2019 11:56 PM CST
Ed,
That, actually, is in the back of my mind too. Because when I plant them I always have the plot charted on paper with names and rows, etc. I keep that paper and update it the following year to see what made it and what died. Also make notes which ones are favorites. I think you have hit upon the technique many will like to consider.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 2, 2019 6:38 AM CST
Plantstep is something I would consider down the road. Working and hybridizing don't mix well for extra time to input data. I print out each page of my LA purchases for reference. I copy all the pictures of the parents on my laptop for future reference with the year in the heading. Still a work in progress around here. I also use a spiral and a composition book for notes and info. All said and done I am very excited about 2019 Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
For sellers seedling notes of importance I copy to the laptop in its own LA folder.
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 2, 2019 8:29 AM CST
"That is the good part, the bad part is you have to add all your plants and photos you want to include again to each cabinet."

Larry, I've been creating new cabinets, mass copying all my plants into these cabinets, so I can use the Hybridize Matcher in each program. My photos have gone right along with them. So it's very easy, and fun!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 2, 2019 10:42 AM CST
Thanks, I had not tried the mas copying, I had not even seen it. That really helps a lot!
Name: Mary
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Friesfan1
Mar 2, 2019 6:42 PM CST
petruske said:Friesfan1 (Mary)
I also created a cabinet for seeds I got from someone else. Adding the pod and pollen daylily into the cabinet.
From there went into the Hybridize Matcher and re-created the crosses that the person I got the seeds from created.

It sounds like this is the step you may have skipped??? Which I guess is okay but if you create the match in Hybridize Matcher you can easily see the parentage of the pod and pollen daylilies by clicking on the "pedigree"



Sue, Truthfully, I messed around with it but could not figure out how to use it. I will have to play with it some more & see what happens. I think I need to watch some more step by step video's.

Mary

Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Mar 4, 2019 10:03 PM CST
I'm a little late to this party but here is my 2 cents. (Might be all it is worth) Hilarious! Anyway I just got this, in Dec. so not a whole lot of experience. I have some "bee" seeds and then bought a bunch from the LA. First year of hybridizing so don't have any seedlings to put in. I added all the parents of the LA seeds that I didn't have in as "pollen" that keeps them out of my haves but they are available in the hybridizing section ( I wanted to be able to see the parents pics when I eventually have blooming seedlings.). I put my noids & unregisters in a separate cabinet just because it seems the have and registered are one and the same & I wanted to keep my total registered correct. Made this suggestion to have an unregistered spot, don't know if they will do as I never heard back. For my bee seeds I added a aadip & aatet for my pollen parent of each ploidy since it was an unknown & I just wanted it to be up on top of any lists since it isn't a real plant. (Also placed in the pollen category.)
I then use them in the match section for each set of seeds I bought or pod-bee combo, which puts them in the next section (sorry don't have it in front of me to know the proper names) there I put in the #of seeds fridge dates etc. I have not put in the #of seeds planted ( that triggers the # of seedlings in the next section & auto gives them each a separate code) I am waiting until I actually plant them outside this spring to do this, it will save me from having to delete any that die or aren't planted for what ever reason. I believe the seedlings stay there until you decide to register (make them a daylily) or just keep them, in my case those would go into my noid unreg cabinet.
Any questions I will try to explain better with the program in front of me to keep everything straight.
As a side note I have put in my purchases this winter in under "on order". They don't show up anywhere except the all category. Actually would like to be able to print these off if anyone has an idea let me know.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 5, 2019 8:44 AM CST
Daylily Dazzled said:
For my bee seeds I added a aadip & aatet for my pollen parent of each ploidy since it was an unknown

I did something similar. I created an Unknown dip, and a Unknown tet.

Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on this for just getting the program in December. Hurray!
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Mar 5, 2019 10:32 AM CST
I did forget one thing on the way you get the seedling name. when opening the program go into "defaults " from there go to program defaults and down a ways is seedling prefix. there I entered my Initials and year, below that I checked hybrider code. So when you say what has ((germinated)) not planted as I thought last night, the system takes your hybridizer code and prefix and adds a number to the end of each seed added to make their individualize seedling name. My hybrid codes are the parents initials ex: ML 19abtn X es-1, ML 19abtn X es-2, etc. only problem I have is a couple daylilies have the same initials so have to decide how to work out that problem
Just found I can get the "on order" printed off, just had to go into reports and look. Also found I have to stay away from looking at the LA or any other online catalog!!!
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 11, 2019 12:42 PM CST
Marcia I just print my LA purchases right from my closed page on the LA.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Mar 11, 2019 4:14 PM CST
I do too Mike, problem is I have to keep reprinting it D'Oh! D'Oh! Whistling Whistling
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 11, 2019 5:58 PM CST
Just wait till the end of your (gulp) bidding Hurray!
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"Life as short as it is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton
"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Mar 11, 2019 7:23 PM CST
I thought it was D'Oh! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 12, 2019 4:38 AM CST
Oh oh, Mikey and Ginny! We want to see those printed LA lists nodding Hilarious! nodding
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 12, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Been doing lots of work in this program everyday, trying to get all my plants entered, and learn all the tricks. Loving it, still, but this thing with the pictures is really kicking my butt.

It's easy to mass copy/move and have all the pics follow along, but that doesn't happen when you go to add just a couple here and there. When you copy the plant to another cabinet, you DO have to add the pics separately all over again. I know this will be an on-going issue, as I add new cultivars each year (day, month, week), so it really ticks me off!

Ok, just a thought, maybe I should always just use the mass copy/move! Scroll down - put a check in the box next to the new cultivar, and Hurray! presto Hurray! change -o Hurray!

It's worth a try. I'll let ya know later, after my date with my MIL.
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 12, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Let us know how that works, will using mass copy every time add multiple copies of the plants and the photos as additions, or does just one entry appear for all the plants and photos that were entered multiple times with mass copy?
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 12, 2019 4:02 PM CST
Larry, when you go to mass copy/move, you always have to click on the box next to the names of the plants you want to copy, or you can choose "select all". So, if you are only adding one, or several new plants, you would only click beside their name.

If you're wanting to add pics to a bunch of existing plants that are already in different cabinets, I'd create a new cabinet with the exact name, do the mass copy/move, then delete the old cabinet that has no pics. I think that would be the easiest, fastest way.
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 12, 2019 4:11 PM CST
"If you're wanting to add pics to a bunch of existing plants that are already in different cabinets, I'd create a new cabinet with the exact name, do the mass copy/move, then delete the old cabinet that has no pics. I think that would be the easiest, fastest way."

I just went and did this very thing, easy peasy.
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 15, 2019 6:35 AM CST
This is so much fun sitting here planning my crosses. I never did that before. The first year I hybridized, I had so few cultivars that it took no thought at all.

Despite all the hours spent entering pictures, setting up cabinets only to mass move everything out of them or delete them, I was surprised yesterday to find a couple plants that didn't have their pics. I think having those pics is what makes the Hybridize Matcher work so well. Yeah, it helps you match them up according to their bloom size, height, etc... But having the pics next to each other in front of you, even tho it's still winter, or the plants haven't arrived yet, is invaluable. That's what seals the deal for me.

Then you go view the report you can print from all this work, and you realize how much more help you're getting. Because, when you actually do the cross, all you gotta do is jot down the date and maybe the wire color!
I are sooooo smart!

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