Vegetable gardeners branch out to new varieties
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'Blue Mirror'

One of the lighter blue varieties

Medium high and well behaved, these blues are a handsome offset to their darker siblings.

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"Mr. Hashimoto says . . ."

Mr. Hashimoto has been growing bok choy, nashi, edamame, daikon, and burdock in his dooryard garden to the astonishment of his neighbors.  "It's a pretty small area so I can't have too much variety.  Now I'm ready to try out some of the Andean crops, especially the deep root ones, just for fun."  He likes the easy World Wide Web research facility of The Compleat Botanica.

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Q:  How do I change the width of columns when I use the report layout tool?

 A:  The width of columns in a report layout is automatically calculated based on their widths in the specimen list.  To change report layout widths, return to the specimen list and adjust the column width using the column header.

Remember that a report layout specifies font faces, point sizes, colors, and header & footer text.  A printed report is dependant upon both the report layout and the current filter. The current filter specifies which items to print, which columns to print, their sort order, and the relative widths of the columns. see the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica for vegetable gardeners
Record best practices for your neighborhood and keep year-over-year harvest data.
Record flavor, texture, shape, color, size, and quality of edible parts for comparison purposes.
Record climate data for optimal growing conditions.
Plan your year with a planting and harvesting calendar based on your selections.


Features for vegetable gardeners

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  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for vegetable gardeners

Just a few of the data fields useful for vegetable gardeners:


  Soil pH

  Crop spacing

  Planting season

  Time to harvest

  Cold frame

  Frost tolerance

  Heat requirement

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Cultivation view.

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Frequently asked questions

  I'm interested in the concept, but the word "compleat" suggests a British origin.  Please clarify if the software is applicable to my tropical zone.

A:  In fact, the software is an American product.

The word "Compleat" is not simply an odd spelling for the word "Complete".  "Compleat" is an adjective for describing a "highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency" (The American Heritage Dictionary).  This is a quality that describes both the software and the people who use it.

Yes, the software is applicable to all plant hardiness zones.

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  How do I create, delete, backup, and restore databases?

A:  After you've explored the sample database, you'll want to create your own database for recording and storing data about your plant collection. Managing your databases can be done from within The Compleat Botanica or by using the Data Manager utility. Both methods work identically for the four basic operations: creating, deleting, backing up, and restoring. The Data Manager utility has several advanced operations that may be useful for moving data between computers, fixing ODBC problems, and restoring databases damaged by a power failure.   see the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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