Plant Entry Format Discussion
I had originally planned to post a template, which everyone could copy, to save the time in formatting their posts, should they like to begin a post on a certain plant here.
I realized that you wouldn't be able to see the underlying coding, nor copy it to a new post because you are not the author of the post. Editing is an option only if you wrote it. Also if you don't know the basics of web coding, called HTML, or the advanced ins and outs of posting to the Green Wizard forums, aka Durpal software, then copying by hand the format will be difficult.
What I can do though, is begin any new entry post for you, with the formatting already in place and using my Admin privileges, author it to you, so you can come in and both write to it, and edit it.
So if there is a particular plant that you are experienced in growing, know a lot about it in general, or just want to take a stab at learning a new plant, please post a request in a reply on this thread.
I will get it up ASAP.
For now I am going to begin slowly going through the current posts on the Food and Garden Circle, beginning at the oldest posts, and adding entries as I come across comments or threads pertaining to that plant. This way I won't miss very much.
The new entries will be sparse but pick up information as time goes by.
Note: I have added an additional bit of information to the "Taxonomy" section, four classifications which are Eatable, Helpful, Unhelpful and Poisonous. I realized we had forgotten that. Helpful plants might be those that concentrate toxins or chemicals, but are not eatable. Unhelpful might be plants which are weed and uneatable, or look alike plants to eatables ones, and which are not eatable themselves. Poisonous I believe is self explanatory.
Feel free to suggest other additional info I have missed.
(insert photo) .
Also Know As: (text)
Taxonomy: Plant, of the Family of (text), (is it Eatible, Useful, Nonuseful, Poisonous)
General Information: (text)
Historical Information: (text)
--- "Quotes and Fun Facts": (text)
Cultivating This Plant:
--- Varieties: (text)
--- Soil Range, Fertilizers and Planting Info: (text)
--- Life Cycle: (text)
--- Harvesting: (text)
--- Diseases and Pests: (text)
--- Companion Plants: (text)
(Link to the USDA Nutritional Database will be added by the Admin)
Cautions and Hazards: (text)
Cooking and Eating:
--- Historical Dishes: (text)
--- Useful Recipes and Cooking Hints: (text)
--- Storage of the Harvest: (text)
Medical and Herbal Lore: (text)
GW Forum Links To Thread Discussions: (text)
Outside Links: (text)