Plant DB - data & user friendly

John Schinnerer eco_living at
Sun Dec 23 14:19:46 EST 2001


> > If the DB is to be permaculture specific, perhaps a "ZONE" search
> > criteria might be useful, revealing plants which are useful around
> the
> > house, etc.
> Great Idea. A central feature of a permaculture DB, a good easy
> search field.

Careful about naming fields, then.  There's PC 'zone' and hardiness

I'm not sure a PC zone field would be all that useful, or easy.  I
think most plants would end up with "all" in that field unless the
field were a pointer to a (dynamic) list of anecdotal examples of use
of that plant in various zones for various purposes in various

John Schinnerer, MA
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