Keeping a Garden Journal
There are several things that you can do to prepare for the growing season while you wait for your seedlings to mature. For instance, now is the perfect time to start keeping a garden journal!
A garden journal is simply a written record of your garden. It’s a bit like keeping a lab notebook in high school science class. Writing things down helps you to keep track of each year’s gardening information for future reference. Your journal will also help you to identify what worked and what didn’t work so well so that you can adjust your approach and get better results next time.
You can make your journal as creative and artistic or as minimalist and utilitarian as you want. It can take the form of an actual notebook, a computer document, or even a bunch of papers that you keep in a folder. Whichever method you choose, I recommend that you keep your journal as organized as possible so that you can find things easily later. For example, keep the information for different years in separate sections.
So, what should you write in your journal? The answer is: anything you feel is important to remember for future gardening. As you go through the growing season and come across information that you don’t want to forget, write it down right away!
Here are some other things to consider including in your journal:
Keeping up with your journal will give your garden the best chance of success by helping you to anticipate future problems and take action to prevent or address them. This, in turn, will reduce frustrations and make growing food much more enjoyable. Not to mention, looking back in your journal and seeing your garden’s growth over time is really empowering, and the act of writing itself can be very therapeutic. Have fun with it!
As always, if you have any questions or tips to share, please comment below!
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