"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My First Ever Garden Notebook

Last week there was much buzzing in the blog-o-sphere about how you store your seeds and keeping your garden notes.

Erin at Garden Now, Think Later kicked it all off.  I later read posts from Mama Pea at A Home Grown Journal and later that week The Apple Pie Gal also showed us what she's got.

I must say I was quite inspired!  I hadn't thought of a notebook but upon reflection, this was right up my alley.  So better late than never!

I have no seeds to store so that was a non-issue.

I mooched (ie: swiped) a binder from work.  (Please...you know you do it too...)  And it was old and busted anyway.  Recycle Baby!

I dissected the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Catalog that I got the day before my seeds came in.

Cut and paste. 

(I was big into Art when I was in High School.  Went to University to become a commercial artist thinking I could get paid to do something I loved.  Ha.  Quit school cause I could make more money waitressing than I could working as a "cut and paste girl."  I did a summer internship after my first year.  Minimum wage.  Wow, I haven't thought of that in years!)

I must say that as a 'newbie" in the gardneing world, SESE packs alot of information in their catalog.

This kept me happy for a few hours.

Wonder what it will look like this time next year.


  1. Looks like you are on the right track with your journal. Looks good.

  2. Woohoo! Hey, you'll find that priceless as you will 'forget' lots of things from year to year. Or at least I do! Sometimes I look back and giggle "Oh, I did try that once". :)

    Good job!

  3. Your binder looks great!! I have an excel spreadsheet where I keep a lot of information and really need to get my other stuff in a binder as well.

  4. By this time next year, you'll have that bulging at the seams and wonder how you ever lived without it!

  5. Tami: What a beautiful garden journal! I keep trying, but I never get it right...the one I started last week I left in the garden and it got rained on!

  6. If I remember to write notes I've found the information very valuable. I've left two incarnations of my garden notes out for the rain and one the dogs deposited in the creek.

  7. Sounds like I need to be careful.

    Between random acts of nature and wild beasts stealing my book and eating it, the best place for my garden notes just might be this blog!

    Fair warning...be prepared to hear mundane details on my veggie sprouts this coming season!

  8. It looks great! Good job. Mine is nowhere near as nice.