Get Started with Track Your Garden

This guide is a basic walk-through for using Track Your Garden (TYG). TYG is setup to track the lifecycle of plants starting with their genetics (e.g. seeds, clippings, clones, purchased transplants, etc), where they grow, and through harvesting, if applicable.

Note: Account creation is currently unavailable through this site while we make a few important improvements. Thank you for your patience!

Login and account profile

The following video illustrates how to login to your TrackYourGarden site, reset a forgotten password, and update your account profile information.

Setup Genetic Groups

Genetic groups are used to provide easy filtering and reporting by allowing similar types of plants to be grouped together. Examples of common genetic groups are:

  • Tomato
  • Pepper
  • Root
  • Herb
  • Flower

Add Genetic Group(s)

Go to Genetics page, click on "genetic groupings".

Setup Genetics

Individual genetics are the starting point for your plants and describe the most important properties of the plants you are growing. This can include growing properties, such as germination time, length to maturity, and so on.

Plantings (pre-root)

Pre-root plantings are the bridge between genetics and plants. One Planting can be the source for many plants.

A major benefit to anyone who starts from seed is plantings help track germination rate by tracking how many you start versus how many actually sprout. From there you can track how many plants you actually keep to see if you're starting too many plants.


Plants repesent the phase where plants spend the majority of their time. This is when they grow, fill out, and produce the fruits, flowers, or whatever other benefit you get from your plants. Plants are given statuses, such as:

  • Growing
  • Harvesting
  • Hibernating
  • Failed

In any endevour, understanding your failures and successes can help you have more successful growing seasons year after year.


Plant viewer details


Harvests are currently tracked based on their genetic. By fall 2018, harvests will be tracked by genetic or the individual plant/plant group, depending on your preference. By tracking genetics by plant/plant group, you are enabled to include location-specific variables into your analysis.