What are Seeding Schedules?
Seeding Schedules go along with Growth Cycles to schedule the recurring creation of crop batches.
A Growth Cycles is like a template for a crop batch. It describes the events and actions that make up the batch’s lifecycle, but rather than using precise dates for those events, it shows how much time should pass between events.
A Seeding Schedule applies real dates to the Growth Cycle. You can set the frequency and repeat schedule for the growth cycle — for example, if you have a growth cycle for San Marzano Tomatoes and you create a seeding schedule that repeats every week on Monday and Thursday, then a new batch of San Marzano Tomatoes will be seeded every Monday and Thursday with the actions described by the growth cycle.
Creating a Seeding Schedule
Since seeding schedules are attached to growth cycles, you can only create a seeding schedule once at least one growth cycle has been created.
There are two ways to start a new seeding schedule:
From the Seeding Schedules screen: Click the “Add a Seeding Schedule button.” From the Growth Cycles page: Find the growth cycle you want to base the schedule off of, and then click its “Schedule” button.
Once the schedule is created, you can change which growth cycle it uses and the interval it repeats.
Example: If you create a seeding schedule using a Basil growth cycle, and set it to repeat every week on Monday and Thursday, then every Monday and Thursday a new batch of basil will be seeded. Each batch will follow the actions outlined in the related growth cycle, and the relevant tasks will be scheduled.
Editing an Existing Seeding Schedule
To edit an existing seeding schedule, click the name of the seeding schedule or the right-hand arrow on the relevant list item.
Cloning a Seeding Schedule
To duplicate an existing seeding schedule, click the “Clone” button on the relevant list item. You will be taken to the seeding schedule editor, from which you can make any changes to the cloned schedule. Click “Done” to finalize your changes.
Archiving a Seeding Schedule
To remove a seeding schedule from the list, click the “Archive” button. The schedule will not be permanently deleted — you can always restore it if necessary.
To view your archived seeding schedules, click “View Archived Schedules.” You can restore any seeding schedule to active status by clicking the “Restore” button.
Archiving a schedule won’t affect any batches already created from that schedule.
Seeding a Batch from a Seeding Schedule
To seed a new batch immediately, click the “Seed Now” button on the relevant list item. You will be taken to the crop batch page for the newly-seeded batch, from which you can make any changes.