The SeedLinked Team

Have you ever wanted to add your favorite variety to a tomato trial you’re part of? You are in luck! You can now add a check variety to any trial or planting you are involved in on SeedLinked.

Adding a check variety is a helpful tool that allows SeedLinked participants to rate their tried-and-true varieties for a crop side-by-side with the varieties in any trial or planting. For example, if you are part of a lettuce trial, you can include your favorite lettuce as a check variety that serves as a benchmark for what is good disease resistance, appearance, flavor, and yield for lettuce. At the end of the growing season, you’ll be able to see the trial results for the lettuces alongside your check variety, which can help guide you on what variety to purchase and grow in the future.

Beyond that, adding check varieties to your trials and plantings increases the number of reviews on SeedLinked, which then powers our Seed Explorer to help other gardeners and farmers learn from your experiences and find the right variety to grow for their .  

So, how do I add a check variety to a trial or planting? Check out this tutorial that takes you through the process on the SeedLinked web-based platform and the app.  

Tutorial: How to Add a Check Variety to a Trial or Planting

Additionally, if the check variety that you want to add to the trial or planting isn’t in the SeedLinked database you can now request to add them. Learn how to add varieties to SeedLinked with this tutorial. 

Tutorial: How to Add a Variety to the SeedLinked Database

If you have any questions about adding check varieties to trials or plantings, please reach out to us at help@seedlinked.com 

Happy growing! 

The SeedLinked Team

Did you know that you can review what you are growing in your garden or on your farm on SeedLinked? 

In fact, when you review what you are growing on SeedLinked, you are helping other gardeners and farmers find the right seed for their growing conditions. Every rating you add on our platform powers our Seed Explorer and helps others learn from your experience and expertise. 

So, how do you review your garden/farm on SeedLinked? Check out the series of tutorials below that take you through the process of searching for seeds, making wishlists, making plantings, and reviewing what you are growing.

Tutorial: How to Use the Seed Explorer, Compare Varieties, and Create a Wishlist

Tutorial: How to Make a Planting from a Wishlist

Tutorial: Reviewing Your Planting/Trial

If you have any questions about reviewing what you grow on SeedLinked, please reach out to us at help@seedlinked.com

Happy growing!

The SeedLinked Team

The next time you open the SeedLinked app you might be surprised. After lots of input from you all, we’ve completely revamped the trialing experience for mobile users. Now, you can now more easily find and do what you need to do when you need to do it!
 
The new app features you’ll encounter include a completely re-vamped trialing experience, direct trait comparison variety views, the ability to review your own garden or farm-grown varieties, as well as options to add a ‘check’ or reference variety with your reviewed varieties. We’re excited for the ways the ‘check’ variety will help you easily sort out your “tried and trues” from your “might be cool” variety choices. Do be sure to give it a try this season.

Download the new app and take a look around. If you only have a minute or two, check out the video walkthrough below! Even better, navigate directly to a specific feature you’re interested in learning about by clicking on the linked timestamp references below the video.

  • Download the Seedlinked App – 0:08
  • Login to Your Seedlinked Account – 0:31
  • Login to Your Seedlinked Account – 0:31
  • Explore Tab Overview – 0:58
    • Seed Search and Search Filters – 1:03
    • Creating and Adding to Wishlists – 2:15
    • Variety Comparison Tool –2:32
  • Track Tab Overview – 2:58
    • Entering Reviews – 3:21
    • Tracking Dates – 4:27
    • Adding Images – 4:45
    • Adding Comments – 4:56
    • Report Failure – 5:04
    • Completing Trial – 5:14
  • Offline App Use – 5:40
  • Offline App Use – 5:40
  • Results Tab Overview – 6:07
  • Feed Tab Overview – 6:27

Have ideas for how we can make our apps even better? Share your ideas with us at feedback@seedlinked.com.

Don’t forget to download the SeedLinked App for your mobile device today!