Databasing was Labeling seeds

Max Withers
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:54:50 PST
When I started gardening a few years ago, I kept a garden blog, and I ended
up keeping my seed data in html tables on the blog. Even at the time I knew
this was perverse, but in the intervening years I have grown to appreciate
some benefits of this approach. It's free, my data is in "the cloud" as
they're calling it now, and google is responsible for making it searchable,
not me. It's also easy to edit/add information as time goes on. Although I
haven't had time to blog for several years, when faced with documenting the
modest number of seeds I've sown this year, I ended up logging back into my
blog and typing out the details again.

My collection is much more modest -- orders of magnitude -- than many of
our illustrious members, but I would consider this approach for up to maybe
100 lots of seed a year. Beats database programming, at least for amateurs.

Max Withers
Oakland CA

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