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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Mar 15, 2019 6:37 AM CST
Does the word addiction come to mind Mary Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 15, 2019 6:44 AM CST
Mary, you have achieved far more with Plantstep than I have!


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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 15, 2019 6:52 AM CST
"addiction"

Yep, Ginny! Everything that has to do with my beloved daylilies is a must, must, must!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 15, 2019 6:56 AM CST
Valerie, I'm hoping we can all help each other get the most from this wonderful program!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hibiscus Irises Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Legalily
Mar 15, 2019 7:29 AM CST
I'm waiting until you all figure it out then take your advice and do it myself from your wisdom Whistling Whistling
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 27, 2019 6:35 AM CST
It's a good thing some of my crosses either don't take, or they don't make it to maturity. My Pollination Report is six pages long, and I'm not even halfway done making matches! Not to mention the crossing I'm bound to do in the spur of the moment, once I'm surrounded by fresh, beautiful blooms out in the garden.

There's a column in the Pollination Cross Planning page where you put the date of pollination. You can add as many crosses with the same parents as you make, with the different dates they were pollinated. This will be a big help in knowing in advance when to expect each cultivar to be blooming, and reblooming, in your garden.


I are sooooo smart!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 27, 2019 8:03 AM CST
I just finished planting my two beds I had allowed for new seedlings this year. These are 2018 seedlings and they were pollinated, the pods were harvested and the seeds planted before I had the program. I have 100 seedlings planted in each of those two beds, but I did not have dates and info to add in some of the columns as I entered my info into the program for these seedlings. I am surprised there is not a history page for seedlings like there is for named cultivars, showing things like bloom date, and notes. I do use the notes area on the Hybridize Seedlings page for things like first scape dates and I will use that also for first bloom dates, being I don't see any other place for it.
Does anyone know what goes in the block for "Days" on the Hybridized Seedlings page, over on the right, above the location blocks?
Also I still can't seem to get the delete key to work in the Seedling Location Mass Update, anyone able to use the delete button there, I have sent Kent several Emails but I don't know if he is even receiving them.
Now this year I am focused on sculpted relief, so I do not plan to run all over the garden like a crazy bee pollinating everything in sight. I just organized and logged all my left over seed cups that I did not have room to plant. I have about 100 left over cups of seedlings and some of those cups have several seedlings per cup. I tossed out hundreds of seeds earlier that sprouted in the fridge and never even got planted in a cup. So, this is the year for self-control. I plan to really be much more careful with my pollinations and limit the seeds I create. I am seriously considering only planting 100 seedlings next year. To do that (and that is what I will plan for) I will have to be super diligent in limiting my pollinations.
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Mar 27, 2019 1:42 PM CST
I haven't done any crosses yet but maybe that will keep me away from buying Hilarious! Hilarious!
Larry the Days (you were asking about) seems to be a computation that is put in when you switch from planning to Seeds in the status . days between pollination and harvest then when you do fridge date counts the days between harvest & fridge in then fridge in to fridge out and last fridge out to planting. hope that helps,. Oops sorry I was on the wrong page think this is the same thing though days between planting and your choosing to make it a daylily instead of just a seedling, I guess that would mean it is a keeper/registering Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 27, 2019 2:26 PM CST
@DaylilyDazzled
I see no sense in keeping up with the number of days between planting and registering? That could be several months to several years.
I think it must be something else, but you could be right. I don't have a better answer.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Mar 27, 2019 4:45 PM CST
DaylilyDazzled said:I haven't done any crosses yet but maybe that will keep me away from buying Hilarious! Hilarious!


That was my bright idea too in 2015. Thought I'd start to play with dabbing pollen and it would keep me from buying more daylilies. It did keep me from buying new DL's (for that year only).

BUT....three years and two new beds later...here's what I ended up with. The very green area to the left is my 2016 seedling bed and the bed to the right is the 2018 bed. Each bed has two wide long rows of seedlings. (You could probably say it's 4 beds.) Over 900 seedlings in all. What was I thinking??? D'Oh!
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Mar 27, 2019 5:41 PM CST
Sue. Hilarious! Hilarious! but think of all the pretty flowers you're going to get for next to nothing Whistling Whistling
Don't think I want to do that much bought some seeds this year and planted some bee seeds in the fall in NY. I go to FL for the winter. I planted the bought seeds here, didn't get as many seedlings as I thought I would (maybe 60%) but also have to have room in the car to take them back. that will prevent me from ever doing tons of seed. Unless the ones I planted this fall worked out then anything I make I can plant before I leave in the fall Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
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lovegrillin
Mar 28, 2019 9:25 AM CST
Is PlantStep a program that you have to download or do you receive access to it online? I would like to get it but I can't download programs because of my lovely satellite internet. Thats what living in the middle of no where will get you.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 28, 2019 12:04 PM CST
I do think it has to be downloaded, don't think there is a CD, or any other way of getting it.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 28, 2019 2:21 PM CST
Larry I am not sure, but in most cases downloads can be sent to a buyer on a disc if the seller incorporate that option in their program. DW get stuff from Great Courses all the time with both options on some of their products.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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Seedfork
Mar 28, 2019 2:29 PM CST
I also have ordered programs like Quicken, that you could download or get in disc form, and some programs can be accessed over the net without downloading.
However I went to the plantttep.com site and this is the only mention I saw of how to get the program:

"When you purchase the software we will email your registration information and instructions to download the program."

I saw no mention of any other way to receive the program.
Edit:
Kent might be able to do it if requested, but I have not received any replies to my emails lately.
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Name: Susie
Western NY (Zone 4a)
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lovegrillin
Mar 29, 2019 8:37 AM CST
I'm probably going to get a laptop sometime this year anyway. Then I can just take into town when I want to download a program. Thanks for the info though.
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 30, 2019 9:46 AM CST
Larry, I can't imagine why Kent doesn't get back to you. Both times that I asked him about problems, I heard back from him right away. Have you tried this addy for him? [email protected] This is where I send him email.

I've been playing around, creating seedlings and locations (learning a lot!), and I'm not able to find a problem with the deleting or mass deleting of seedlings. There might be a glitch in your version of Plantstep. I imagine it could happen.

I've decided not to enter multiple crosses of same parents/different days. I can't take that little field where you enter the date!!! The cursor never automatically goes where it should, so the date is always wrong, and my keyboard completely covers it up, and, and, and! So any additional crosses goes in the notes field.
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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Seedfork
Mar 30, 2019 11:01 AM CST
josieskid,
With the beta version I now have, the problem I am having with the delete key is in the Hybridized seedlings section, under the "mass update locations"

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Forgot to say, Yes, I have also tried that email address.
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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Mar 31, 2019 6:07 AM CST
Larry, I click on Mass Update Locations. I see seedling, bed, row, etc... I choose (click on) a seedling name. I click on delete. I click yes on the popup.

Now, if I click on Save Location Changes, and on Quit, nothing will change for that seedling, but if I click on just Quit, the location fields will be blank for that seedling. When I go back into Mass Update Locations, the seedling will still be there, waiting for me to indicate the new location of that seedling. So, if it died, or is now residing at the compost heap, Shrug!

If I moved the seedling, I can now click on the bed, row, and all the other columns, and change the data. Then I click on Save Location Changes. It's quicker and easier here rather than making changes for each one on the Hybridized Seedlings page (in my opinion). The date that I make these changes can be recorded in the Misc field, or in the Other Info column.

So, the delete key here is not intended to update mass movements to the compost pile. I guess Sighing!
I are sooooo smart!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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Seedfork
Mar 31, 2019 7:34 AM CST
@josieskid,
Well thank you! Hurray!
I just thought being I was making location changes by deleting the locations then when exiting I should save the changes.
It made sense to me that the delete key in this section should not actually delete the plant, but I was not sure exactly what it was suppose to do being I could not get it to do anything, because I kept saving the changes when I exited . Thank You!
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