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Jun 16, 2014 2:34 PM CST
|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!
Jun 16, 2014 2:40 PM CST
|Wow. Now I wish for three rainy days in a row so I can add this info.|
@eclyne for requesting this feature.
dave for making it happen.
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Jun 16, 2014 3:04 PM CST
|That sounds great, yes that sounds very useful!|
Jun 16, 2014 5:09 PM CST
|Thank you Dave!|
Jun 16, 2014 5:28 PM CST
|I wondered if you were designing something much more far reaching Dave and I see you have. 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. |
Jun 16, 2014 5:34 PM CST
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Jun 16, 2014 5:35 PM CST
|Thank you Evan for the suggestion & thank you Dave for implementing it! Doing a happy dance here! |
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Jun 16, 2014 5:59 PM CST
|FANTASTIC! What a powerful, powerful tool - and the potential is incredible 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
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Jun 16, 2014 6:43 PM CST
| with all of the above -- that's a great new feature!|
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Jun 16, 2014 7:58 PM CST
| I love how this site just keeps getting better, Better and BETTER! Great Addition Dave!!|
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Jun 16, 2014 8:06 PM CST
|Wonderful! Thank you, Evan, for mentioning it and, Dave, for implementing it!|
Jun 16, 2014 10:32 PM CST
|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!|
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!
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!
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Jun 17, 2014 8:58 AM CST
|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.
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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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?|
Jun 17, 2014 9:07 AM CST
|Both have been added.|