Yay, my order of seeds from Heirloom Seeds came in the other day. I have been doing a lot of research for my new square foot garden. Until this becomes second nature, where I know this information, I wanted to have a reference, without having to drag my books out or go to the North Florida Gardening website. I decided to make a spreadsheet. Below is a list of the information I wanted to know:
1. What seeds I have.
2. When to plant them (spring and fall).
3. How many days to mature.
4. How many weeks to mature (I divided days by seven and rounded up or down).
5. How many plants per square.
6. What year I bought the seed.
7. The brand of the seed.
8. The date I planted the seed.
9. The date the plant was transplanted into the garden.
10. The date I picked the first fruit.
By keeping all this information I hope to make my life easier in the long run. I made three seperate sheets, warm season veggies, cool season veggies, and herbs. I bought a few herb seeds but have never tried growing them from seed, but that is a story for another post. It took some time to make the sheets, but I think I will be very glad I did it. Below I have a picture of what one page looks like.