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  2. PersistentPalms

    Collection/Nursery/Orchard Management Software

    But being able to keep track of what is where is super important... I've got many varieties of sugar cane I want to keep track of. Also, for example, this Attalea was collected, germinated and gifted to me by Al Bredeson shortly after I moved here; he's not with us any more so it is important to me not lose track of it.
  3. PersistentPalms

    Collection/Nursery/Orchard Management Software

    When my fermented inputs were made, will be ready for use, when they expire, and when they were applied is important too...
  4. PersistentPalms

    Collection/Nursery/Orchard Management Software

    Keeping track of when something got planted, when a harvest is upcoming and expected
  5. PersistentPalms

    Collection/Nursery/Orchard Management Software

    I'm really appreciate all the input! Very creative uses of excel and other formats. As a small family farm (who is all in and scraping by nowadays eating rice, bananas, and an occasional broody hen to get this thing off the ground) I have to trim expenses any which way I can and those platforms that cost thousands and have yearly fees (grr.... I loathe bein kept on the hook) just aren't an option for me. I can get by quickbooks, a handheld GPS, excel and calendar reminders on the phone, but just thought it would be really cool if there was an app that could do it all... Zoli, sounds like you're gonna write the software... keep me posted. I love freeware (cough cough ), but a reasonable fee ($500 or less (LESS!)) isn't unrealistic for something that meets ALL the needs.... I'm sure there are many others that would gladly line up with cash in hand to purchase. There is a demand for this product and no supply anywhere that I have found. My situation is a 20 acre farm with roughly 15 in agroforestry style row orchard, primarily breadfruit trees and support species right now. But I want to incorporate interplanted crops, heart of palm, banana, sugar, papaya, fruit trees,exotics, etc... and of course my first plant passion, palms! (yes mr. moderator we are staying on topic ). I started out with a conceptual plan on paper but in real life I only had room for roughly 680 trees not the 700 I planned on paper, so mapping function imposed over satellite view would be amazing. And being able to keep track of different varieties of plant would be important to me, different cultivars of avocado set fruit at different times of the year, so maybe some kind of reminder function based on calendar intervals? That would be a must for fertilization/chemical application scheduling etc... Maybe it should be cloud based (i know i know, on-going fees then) but then multiple users could upload data and could be accessed by other users, ie my dad sees a pest problem on tree 7, row 12B, inputs the data on his device and I get a notification on my phone... I'm sure I could go on and on with wants and would be more than happy to collaborate from this side of a software project if you do begin to develop something... maybe a small royalty check would be in order when we start selling bigtime
  6. weldertom

    Vietnam chilling 2017

    Great trip! Thanks for sharing! My wife, son and I went to Hanoi and points north ( HaLong bay) in 2013 and had a fantastic trip.!
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  8. Love them palms

    XBUTIJUBAGRUS  hardiness in zone 8b

    They are 5g ,gonna need protection for a couple of years not unless we get a few normal warmer PNW winters ,also looking into getting a couple of super mule palms too
  9. Love them palms

    XBUTIJUBAGRUS  hardiness in zone 8b

    I was planning on putting them as main trees in the front yard as some of main ones,so there will be a bit of exposure to the elements but will get great sun.the best I can do is frost cloths and lights if winters get to harsh until they get established,hope it goes well
  10. TexasColdHardyPalms

    XBUTIJUBAGRUS  hardiness in zone 8b

    16-17 will burn them and below 14 will kill them if they are small.
  11. George Sparkman

    Cycads-n-Palms.com

    The March plant listings have just been updated. For details please visit : Cycads-n-Palms.com Thank You for Your interest & Happy Growing ! Please send me an email for further information & related questions.
  12. George Sparkman

    Cycads-n-Palms.com

    Hi Jake, It was nice to have you over on March 8th. I hope the plants do well for you in Arizona. Scheduling has been quite challenging at times with our "real" rainy season. Thanks again. Happy Growing, George
  13. Jungle Yard

    Large leaf tropical plants

    There must be more large leaf lovers! Reminder: please EXCLUDE aroids, palms and cycads, bananas and heliconias.
  14. dwfl

    Dypsis cabadae help

    Haven't seen any signs of ambrosia beetle or other borer. After some more research it appears to be bleeding symptoms from Thielaviopsis trunk rot..
  15. Palm crazy

    XBUTIJUBAGRUS  hardiness in zone 8b

    Also right now your garden is to expose to the elements to grow any tender palms like this one. This is where trachys and hardy shrubs really help to create a microclimate. Here is a picture of my garden taken yesterday, notice how many hardy and tender plants are just in this small area, plus beyond this area is surrounded by tall trees and shrubs, I can not see my neighbors. If you look at the most successful tropical gardens in the PNW they all have one thing in common, lots of hardy plants and palms to protect the tender ones. Palm in the left side is Jubae x butia and the lower right-hand side is chamaedorea radicalis.
  16. DoomsDave

    Mo' Free Franken Brahea seeds

    I think I'm out for the time being, but there's a big crop coming along, likely this summer.
  17. They said no aroids More big leaf plants, people!
  18. They still need lawyers and pest control, no?
  19. Merlyn2220

    Local Arizona Thread

    I didn't mean to suggest sweet Viburnum would be a good choice for Arizona. I was just commenting that Italian Cypress has some serious drawbacks if you are trying to create a solid privacy barrier. They also don't grow straight up, so you could end up with a lot of "V" shaped openings, even if you plant them really dense. For Viburnum in FL I'm surprised to hear them looking bad without daily water, my neighbors have a 20ft + height Viburnum hedge that never sees water from a sprinkler, and it looks great!
  20. Palm crazy

    XBUTIJUBAGRUS  hardiness in zone 8b

    The most important thing for this cool palm is to plant it in your best microclimate. Mine is very protected from cold winds by surrounding buildings and overhead tree canopy with sunlight in winter too. The only time I have had spear pull was at 15F. Protection wise I put a blanket around the trunk and two blankets over the top when the temps go below 25F seem to work for me. This winter with all the snow (20") it only had one inch on the ground in this protected spot thanks to very thick canopy.
  21. Palm crazy

    What is your current yard temperature?

    Yeah, the warmer than normal weather pattern is supposed to consist in Alaska big time hopefully that will keep us warmer too. The warmest in WA state was Forks on the northern coast at 81F.
  22. Fusca

    Serenoa repens seed germination?

    Neil I've had similar problems myself. I collected a dozen or so seeds from very silver specimens while visiting Florida last year and only got one to germinate while the others rotted. Some here have said that removing the outer shell (which I did to all of mine) isn't necessary and encourages rot. Next time I'll try it without removing the shell and see if I get any better results. I used ziplock bag with damp sphagnum moss/perlite and bottom heat. The seedling starts out green and I wonder how long it will be before it shows the silver color... Jon
  23. Rickybobby

    Serenoa repens seed germination?

    It you put a seed on a hard table and push down on it very hard the outer shell well crack and you can peel it off. I got fresh saw seeds around Xmas and so far 75 percent have germinated for me and now slowly the others are popping Mine are just in a zip lock bag with moist pro mix with bottom heat
  24. I'm having no luck germinating Serenoa repens seeds as they always seem to rot? A search on here revealed others having similar problems. I've got fresh ripe seeds (picked myself) and brought seeds online and then all seem to lack a hard outer shell? I can only describe them as what appears to be a soft oblong bean surrounded by the fruit. What am I missing, is there supposed to be a hard outer shell? I've tried these seeds in pots and baggies and when I go to check on them the inner bean part has just turned to liquid, please help me out. Regards Neil
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