Keeping a garden journal can seem like an extra unnecessary step and the time we tell ourselves it will take keeps most of us from starting one.
The truth is, keeping a garden journal can be more than helpful; it can be fun! Creating a garden journal that is beautiful and inspires you as a gardener, can be very rewarding, and unlike those lies we tell ourselves, garden journal-ing doesn’t have to take up a lot of time.
Want to make your own? Here are some great tips and beautiful quotes to get you started on your own garden journal.
Simple, No Frills, Back to the Basics Garden Journal
I love this beginner’s garden journal by Kristi Stone of Let This Mind Be In You. She’s using a pretty lined journal without any extra frills or distractions and she’s beautifying the pages with her own drawings and plans. Because it’s very plain, Kristi can do anything she wants with it and isn’t stuck making someone elses’ plan for work for her.
Using Your Garden Journal to Plan a Better Garden
If you haven’t heard of Blissfully Domestic before, let me just stop right now and tell you that you should go there (as soon as you’ve finished this post of course!) and have a look around. The site is beautifully visual and this post about Using Your Garden Journal to Plan a Better Garden is no exception! The tips in the post include, but are not limited to, keeping track of planting dates, harvest times and amounts, and charting your garden beds all to help you create an even better garden next year!
What to Track in Your Garden Journal
Our guest expert, Angela England, author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less), blessed us this week with some wisdom on What to Track in Your Garden Journal and why it’s important. She compares it to writing a grocery list to take with you to the store so you don’t forget anything. I like that!