When I was writing my new book, Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving with Over 100 Recipes! I often referred to my old gardening journals to help me recall tidbits like various organic methods that were successful in ridding my garden of unwanted pests or what plants paired well with the other for herbal tea creations. A garden journal is truly an invaluable resource and often key to a bountiful growing season year after year!
The best time to start a garden journal is prior to starting your garden, but if you’ve already started your planting efforts, don’t put it off until next year! Begin recording your journey, your ideas, your crop yield and your thoughts now. No matter when you begin, you will find your garden journal insights to be handy reminders and a resource you’ll turn to over and over again.
“A simple spiral notebook will suffice or a basic software spreadsheet. Custom journal programs are available through online resources and plenty of apps are beginning to surface, too. Use whatever resource suits your style. An iPad can be carried to the garden just as easily as a notepad.” -excerpt from Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving – with over 100 Recipes!
Use the checklist below to get started with basic notations needed for a beneficial garden journal. Then scroll down to download or print the sample gardening journal pages to get you started or to create your own portable gardening notebook.
Wishing you a productive growing season!