How to use Succession Builder

Succession Builder is found at the bottom of a crop-specific page. Succession builder allows you to build crop successions quickly and easily. You can use this feature to build a crop plan from scratch or it can be very useful to quickly input your plans from a spreadsheet. 

How to use Succession Builder:

  1. Select a crop on the Crops list.
  2. Check for existing plantings, plantings will be added on top of existing plantings. If you want a fresh start, delete any old plantings and save your work.
  3. Click 'Create succession plantings'.
  4. All of the fields in succession builder are required:
    1. 'Field date range' is the first and the last planting dates of your planned succession  
    2. 'Bed ft. / planting' is the number of bed feet you would like for each planting
    3. 'Wks to harvest' is (Field date to first harvest date/7)  
    4. 'Weeks between plantings' is used to determine the frequency of your plantings and can also be considered 'Weeks of harvest'. VeggieCropper will schedule plantings the 'Weeks between plantings' apart to create a consistent succession and planned harvest for your crop. 
  5. Click 'Create plantings'
  6. All of the created plantings can be customized, tweaked or added to. Remember to save any changes.
  7. Check out the plantings graph by clicking the graph icon at the top of the page.