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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 16, 2014 2:34 PM CST

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Last month @eclayne asked for a way to keep track with bloom times for his plants:

The thread "Can we have a way to track bloom times in our gardens" in Site Talk forum

I am pleased to announce that this feature is ready. You can now track certain events that occur with plants in your garden. To use the feature, go to your Lists page and you'll see all your plants that you have. Now, on the right side where you see the actions icons (Edit, delete, etc) you'll see a new icon that looks like a calendar. Click on that to view the events for that plant.

If you haven't added any events yet, it'll give you a place to add a new event. Choose the event type ("Bloomed", "Transplanted", "Harvested", etc) and select the dates. You can choose just a start date, or a range. (You can also add just a start date, and later on edit the entry to add an end date.)

Save your event and it'll then show up in your list. You can add as many events to a plant as you wish.

The events you add will be displayed inside your list, right next to the notes and other information.

In time, I can enhance this feature to make it display the information in a calendar format like eclayne was asking about, and perhaps I can even display some of this information obtained in the plant database entries themselves. Maybe this'll be end up being the start of a larger feature!
Name: greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Wow. Now I wish for three rainy days in a row so I can add this info.
Thank You! @eclyne for requesting this feature.
Thank You! dave for making it happen.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 16, 2014 3:04 PM CST
That sounds great, yes that sounds very useful! Thank You!
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jun 16, 2014 5:09 PM CST
Thank you Dave!
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 16, 2014 5:28 PM CST

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I wondered if you were designing something much more far reaching Dave and I see you have. Big Grin Thanks for adding a great new feature. I just gave it a try and it's very easy to use. Noting when I planted out tropicals (something I haven't been doing) and veggies will be a real help in future. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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RickCorey
Jun 16, 2014 5:34 PM CST
Thanks!
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 16, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Thank you Evan for the suggestion & thank you Dave for implementing it! Doing a happy dance here! Hurray! Hurray!
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OldGardener
Jun 16, 2014 5:59 PM CST
FANTASTIC! What a powerful, powerful tool - and the potential is incredible Thumbs up Thank you, Dave!!!!
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Jun 16, 2014 6:36 PM CST
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Jun 16, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Weedwhacker
Jun 16, 2014 6:43 PM CST
I agree with all of the above -- that's a great new feature!
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Name: Catherine
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Cat
Jun 16, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I love how this site just keeps getting better, Better and BETTER! Great Addition Dave!!
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jun 16, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Wonderful! Thank you, Evan, for mentioning it and, Dave, for implementing it!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 16, 2014 10:32 PM CST

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Ohhh, that's neat! I added comments for when my iris started blooming but I never marked the last bloom date. This would be great for daylilies too. Gives one an idea of the length of bloom time for any number of plants, great info to have! Thumbs up
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 17, 2014 8:18 AM CST
I just experimented with this feature. I love it!!!

This has really spurred me to get going on my list. Not the best time of year for me to be doing computer work. But I'm really fired up!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 17, 2014 8:41 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Thank you Evan for the suggestion & thank you Dave for implementing it! Doing a happy dance here! Hurray! Hurray!


I agree Thumbs up

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 17, 2014 8:58 AM CST

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I have added this as a "Growers Report" to the plant database entries. You can see an example here:

Lily (Lilium 'Lion Heart')

Scroll down to the area under the comments and you'll see a growers report from Calif_Sue.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 17, 2014 9:04 AM CST
Wow, way cool feature. Could we have an event for "emerged" and perhaps one for "maintenance" (things like deadheading, cutting back, dormant oil spray, etc.) This is so great! I'm especially looking forward to tracking how long a plant blooms, so love the range feature to the calendar.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 17, 2014 9:07 AM CST
@dave does the growers report automatically appear when we add an event to our calendar in our list or do you have to add it in the database?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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dave
Jun 17, 2014 9:07 AM CST

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Both have been added. Thumbs up

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