Perennials & Bi-annuals

When getting started you might already have a few beds of crops in the ground from last year or multiple years ago, like garlic or rhubarb.

To handle this, we suggest creating a planting with the date set to the first week of the current year.

You can add the actual planting date in the Crop note for your records.

By creating a planting date set to the first week of the current year tasks can be easily automated for these crops.

You will get 'Plant Rhubarb' as a task January 1st, click it complete and you are ready to go!

For garlic, add in your existing planting that you have in the field, using  January 1st as the planting date and schedule tasks for that planting on the tasks tab using weeks from field date as weeks since January 1st. 

Fast forward to Next Year

After this season winds down you will want to duplicate it on the Seasons page with the  '+ year' option to add a year to all of your crop planning dates.

Duplicating the season and adding one year will maintain the same timing of tasks for a perennial crop you setup the year before (whether you use January 1st as the planting date or the actual planting date. The actual planting date will have one year added to it however).

Bi-Annuals and Double Season crops
Tasks for Bi-Annuals will vary year to year. You can update the tasks for that crop this year using the weeks from the first week of the year (when the planting is still scheduled for).  

Manually adjusting planting dates
Planting dates are easy to adjust manually and will not cause any problems if that date is set in the past.