J.E. Shields
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:38:01 PST

I think Excel or some other spreadsheet ought to be just fine for most home 

You need the relational system with multiple related data tables when you 
have to track multiple plantings in different areas, or make multiple-year 
observations on a given plant, such as bloom times, for instance.  Besides 
bloom times and locations in the garden and greenhouses, I track family 
names (by genera) in a separate table in the main relational database.  I 
track suppliers' names, addresses, contact info, etc., in a separate table.

I recommend Excel or the Calc in OpenOffice (see

Jim S.

At 07:23 AM 11/28/2011 +1300, you wrote:
>Any suggestions for a simpler one?  I checked Access and another but am
>just a gardener.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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