- Locations View Quick Start:
- Known issues
Visually interact with your Fields to optimize your placement and timing of each Planting in your crop plan.
- Get a birds-eye view of all of your fields
- Color coding allows you to scan for different Crops, seeing which plantings are where and when
- Easily identify open spaces in your Fields
- Quickly assign and unassign Plantings from Fields as you create your ideal plan
Tend Tip: Plan your most important crops first
During crop planning, some farmers find it helpful to place their highest-value Plantings (e.g. those that will sell the best) in the Field first, and then add subsequent Plantings around those key crops.
For example, you might want to optimize your Planting plan around Tomatoes. If that’s the case, assign your Tomatoes to your Fields or beds first. Then fill in the gaps with less-critical Plantings.
Locations View Quick Start:
How to assign existing Plantings to Fields in this view
- Click on an existing Planting in the All Unassigned tab
- Hover over any bed in a Field to see where the Planting will be placed
- Click a bed to assign a Planting to it
NOTE: This feature does not support drag-and-drop. To assign a Planting to a Field, click the Planting to select it, then click the bed you want to assign it to.
How to deselect a Planting
If you have selected a Planting in the All Unassigned tab, click it again to deselect it.
No drag-and-drop functionality
This feature does not support drag-and-drop. To assign a Planting to a Field, click the Planting to select it, then click the bed you want to assign it to.
A planting is hidden if there are two with the same beds and dates
If two plantings occupy the same two or more beds and have the exact same Field Planting and Last Harvest date, one of the plantings will obscure the other making it appear that there is only one planting in those beds during that time period.
Orchards and trees do not appear in this view
In the current version of this feature you cannot view Orchards, and Trees not assigned to a location will not appear in the “All Unassigned” tab.
Reload the page to see new plantings
If you add a new planting via the “Add Plantings” button, you must reload the page in order to see those plantings appear in the “All Unassigned” tab.
Limited functionality in Planting Details Panel
When you click on a Planting assigned to a Bed the planting details panel will open. Not all fields in this panel are editable—some have been disabled to show as read-only. A fully-editable version of Planting Details for each planting exists in the All Plantings view of the Crop Plan.
This help document is broken down into three main sections:
- Fields and Beds View
- All Unassigned Panel
- Planting Details Panel
1. Fields and Beds View
Understanding this view
This view does,
- visually represent which Plantings are in which Beds over Time
- allow you to see the planting amount compared to total bed length when you hover over the planting
This view does not,
- visually represent where a Planting is in a specific bed
- visually represent what percentage of a bed a planting occupies
- allow you to click-and-drag a planting to change its location or add or remove it to or from beds. See “3. Planting details panel” below to learn more.
Tend Tip: Collapse the navigation for a wider view
To see a larger view of your fields, collapse the navigation by clicking the double-arrow in the upper-right of the screen.
Click the logo again to expand the navigation.
Multiple Plantings per bed
- If a single bed has multiple Plantings in it, they will each appear on their own row within that bed:
- If a single bed has multiple Plantings in it, and one or more of those Plantings spans multiple beds, the Plantings that span multiple beds will show across all rows within each bed (rather than as individual rows within that bed):
Which plantings show on top?
- The planting with the latest Field Planting Date will appear on top
- The planting with the earliest Field Planting Date will appear on the bottom
How do I know what percent of a Bed a Planting occupies?
- Hover over a Planting assigned to a Bed to see the number of bed ft. it occupies vs. the length of the bed.
- For example, if you’ve assigned a 60 bed ft. planting to a 100 ft. bed, you’ll see “60/100 bed ft.”
When planting amount exceeds bed length
If you assign a Planting to a Bed and the planting amount is greater than the bed length, you’ll see two options:
- Overflow the planting into adjacent beds
- Reduce the planting amount to fill the bed
This is because Tend reflects real life and does not allow a Planting to extend beyond the boundaries of a Bed.
- Click the “add Plantings” button to add a new Planting or set of successive Plantings.
- Once you’ve created a Planting it will appear in the “all unassigned” tab
Please note: If your planting's colored timegraph does not appear, check your date filter.
Alternatively, if you are adding a single Planting you can choose to select a Field as you’re creating the Planting.
Use the year selector to click between years to see what was planted in a given Field or bed from year to year.
2. All Unassigned Panel
This view is a list of all of your Plantings not assigned to a Location for the year selected.
- When you create new Plantings and don’t assign them to a Field, they’ll appear here.
- When you unassign a Planting from a Field, it will appear here.
Filter the Plantings that appear by searching for a Crop or Variety.
3. Planting details panel
Editing a Planting that is assigned to a Location
If a Planting is in a Field, click on it to open the Planting Details panel.
- Not all Fields within the Planting Details screen are editable here
- Non-editable fields will appear as disabled (light gray)
- If you want to edit a field that is not visible or is disabled in this view, return to the All Plantings view of the crop plan and select the Planting there to edit it.
Tip: Use the Planting Number to quickly identify the planting.
Modifying the planting amount or beds of Planting assigned to a Location
When a Planting is already assigned to a Bed, you can modify it as follows:
- Open the Bed Selection screen to choose which beds the planting is in
- Modify the planting amount then click “Save”
Unassigning a Planting from a Location
- Click the “unassign” button in the Planting Details panel to unassign a Planting from a Location.
- When you do this, the planting will appear in the “All Unassigned” panel.
I have curved beds. Can I add/view/edit them in Tend?
Currently no. We recommend drawing straight beds that match the length of your curved bed. Think of Tend not as a perfect representation of your field, but a perfect repository of your plan and records.
Can I zoom in and see where each planting is within a bed?
No. Tend is designed to show which plantings are assigned to a bed, but does not show where each planting is within the bed.
Tip: some users indicate which portion of the bed the planting occupies to the Planting task description.
Does this replace the previous “locations” view in the crop plan?
Yes. We will no longer support the previous view.
Can I change the colors of my crops and varieties?
We are working on a solution to allow you to do this.
Can I print my plan?
We are considering adding this functionality. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what you’d like printed and why.
I'm interested in viewing the all my fields in one view, is this possible?
Not yet but we are considering it. We’ve heard from some users that this would be valuable—if you have more feedback about how this view would be helpful to you, email us at email@example.com.