Adding plantings on a crop page

Plantings are the backbone of your planting schedule.  

If you don't have a planting schedule yet, adding plantings to crops is a great way to record keep as the season progresses, allowing you to build a crop plan (as you plant it) for the next season.

How to add a Planting manually:

  1. Select the crop you want to work on from the Crops page or '+ Crop'.
  2. Select the Field week (the week the crop will go into the field soil) and bed feet for the planting. 'Weeks until harvest' and 'Weeks to harvest' are optional fields but are recommended to take advantage of all of VeggieCropper's features.
  3. Add varieties (see below) as needed.
  4. Continue adding as many plantings as needed.
  5. Click 'Save'

'Field week' - This is the field date when the crop is transplanted or direct-seeded. Greenhouse dates will be scheduled automatically with tasks using the Crop > Details tab information under Transplant (and Pot-Up).  

' Bed feet' - The total bed feet for this planting.

'Weeks until harvest' - VeggieCropper works on a weekly system starting on Mondays for organizing tasks and plantings.  For a direct seeded crop use DTM / 7. For a transplant crop you will need to count the weeks between the field date and your first expected harvest of that crop.

'Weeks of harvest' - This is the number of weeks of expected harvest for that planting. 'Weeks of Harvest' is used to calculate the harvest plan and how many of each crop unit will be harvested each week.  

How to add one or more varieties to a planting:

  1. After adding or finding a planting click '+ Variety' 
  2. Start typing in the Variety field to search through your previously saved varieties.  If you need to create a new variety, type in the entire name and click 'Add ....' or press enter to save it. 
  3. Add the 'Percentage of planting' for that variety.  VeggieCropper uses this percentage to calculate the number of bed feet for each variety you add. Click save.
  4. Got it right? Check the more icons "..." that appears on the right of the planting date and below beside each variety. These calculators offer good checks for what your work 
  5. Click 'Save'

'Variety'  - Start typing to pick from an existing variety or enter your own.  If you need to create a new variety, type in the entire name and click ...add to save it. 

'Percentage of planting' - This is the percentage of bed feet you will plant of this variety. For example:  If you have a planting of 100 bed ft. of Carrots and your 'percentage of planting' for the variety 'Nantes' is 60%, it means you are planting 60 bed ft of this variety.  Your total % of planting should therefore always equal 100%

Every planting you make creates create seeding, planting, and field tasks reminders, and once you add varieties, VeggieCropper calculates your seed order (click ...  then Seeds in the nav bar), and lastly the plantings you create show in Fields allowing you to create detailed field maps.  

You can also download all of your plantings as spreadsheets for field or greenhouse planting schedules (learn more here).