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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,823

I currently keep a paper record (indexing cards) of the plants in the garden, with a photo, description of cultivation preferences, where I bought them, cost, etc.  I'd like to move to a digital version, as it will be easier to add new plants and keep it up to date.  Can anybody recommend any software, especially if it's free.



  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I use the excel plant inventory which I downloaded for free from the internet.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249

    Or if you want to buy then look out for Ideas Genie (Google it).

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,823

    Thanks Berghill.  Although I didn't want to buy anything, I like the look of Ideas Genie.  It's much more sophisticated than I really need, but it appeals to my organised/indexing/list obsessed personality! I'll miss my paper indexing boxes, but it's time to move into the 21st Century.

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428

    Have a look at "shoot gardening". I think it's a fantastic website. You can record everything in your garden, get updates every month to remind you what you should be doing for all the plants you have in your garden - and lots more.  

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,823

    Thanks Berkley.  The Shoot plant list organiser is closer to what I need, as I don't need a full-on database.  It looks like all of the information you submit is stored online by Shoot.  I'd prefer something that I can download and store entirely on my pc.  Do you know if the Shoot product lets you do that?

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428

    No, I don't think so. 

  • I also save photos of them on Pinterest in a private board so only I can see them.
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    That's a good idea Christina. I have a Pinterest account but never thought to use it for my garden stuff image

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428

    Sorry!? What have I done wrong?

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428

    What a relief! Didn't sleep all night. Thought you meant I had broken some forum rule!

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