Adding plantings

Plantings are the backbone of your planting schedule.  Create a crop, and click '+ Planting' to get started!

Things to know when adding a planting:

'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.  

Things to know when adding a variety:

'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 select or 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%.

Nice work, you are off to the races!

For every variety you add, VeggieCropper starts building your seed order.

You can also download all of your plantings as spreadsheets for field or greenhouse planting schedules (learn more here). Or you can get our Grow add on and go spreadsheet free by turning your crop plan into a simple todo list. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Starting your crop plan from scratch DURING the season?

No problem! 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. And you can still plan successions!