Alright. I need some help finding some #FOSS. I've got this #garden see? And I keep planting things and they're doing their thing and I'm eating them like the heartless beast I am... but I feel like I could be a much more efficient heartless beast. I would like to do better planning and tracking of dates planted, quantities harvested, etc.
Does anyone know of a tool that would allow me to
1. Work locally without anyone tracking me to figure out what they can try selling me.
2. Use a GUI to build a garden layout
3. Track planting and harvest details on this graphic layout.
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@HiRezCanDo I tried and failed to build this precise thing to manage our 2021 farming season. gemini://gemini.sensorstation.co/farming.report.2021.gmi
Software and gardening don't mix very well. My advice is to live slower and not worry about efficiency. Pencil and notebook will suffice, or simple spreadsheet if you're so inclined.
@winduptoy Ok, first off thank you for introducing me to Gemini. That's cool.
Second, I love the content you have there. I think we'll get along just fine.
Third, hood point. I was mostly tongue in cheek there, I think my main requirement is to be able to visualize what's in the ground and when it may start being ready. I have a spreadsheet started and I think it'll help keep things straight but I've really only just started to track things so I don't know what im doing 😁
@j12i Hey, that's a nice helper, thanks! And by the power of source code I can add any crops I'd like to grow that aren't there.
@HiRezCanDo @j12i author here, feel free to send patches my way. my year got real crazy and the drought didn't help so I didn't follow my own guide once summer arrived, but it was a handy reference when I was feeling motivated enough to use it and I'll keep dogfooding it next year. I would love to expand it with a rectangular bed planner tool to replace my current pen and paper system. I have dreams of making a fediverse app for garden journaling but I don't know if I'll ever get to it.
Guess you could you run FarmOS locally? It does loads of nwat stuff.
Theres a load of other open source software thats useful for growers listed in the appropriate technology section of https://hub.urgenci.net/resource/solid-base-financial-sustainability-education-for-solidarity-based-food-systems/
@hieronymus @HiRezCanDo @opensourceseeds there is an open source software with a GUI to build a garden layout and to track planting and harvest details without tracking yourself, it is called Garden Party: https://garden-party.io/index.en.html
The author is Manuel Tancoigne, you cannot reach him on Mastodon but on Matrix https://gitlab.com/mtancoigne
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