I am a nut about keeping records. I'm not sure if this will show up or how but here goes:
Today's Date: Where the plant was received from: Date the plant was planted: Scientific Name of Plant: Common Name of Plant: Indoor/Outdoor Plant: USDA Growing Zone:
Days to Germination From Seed: Conditions needed to Germinate: When to plant:
Mature Plant Care: Lighting requirements: Fertilizer requirements: Watering requirements: Soil requirements: pH: Dead Heading: Pinching flower spikes: Plant spacing: Pruning times and amounts: Conditions for Blooming: Blooming Times: Plant Life Cycle: Types of Propagation possible: Height of Plant: Color of Leaves: Color of Flowers: Special requirements (i.e. dormancy): Place in the garden: (see map) Notes:
This is the log that I've made up to keep track the different types of seeds I have. It frequently gets away from me but I keep trying to keep it updated.
I have them in three files under Plant Profiles. One is currently have which is in too sections indoor and outdoor. then there is those plants I would like to have. And those plants that I don't want. That probably sounds funny but a lot of plants that I thought I wanted I really don't because of different growing needs that are just to hard for me to produce. For example bird of paradise. They won't grow in my zone unless they are indoors and that is just more hassle than I am willing to go through for the plant.