Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from Richmond
by maryasoroka Today at 12:20 pm

» Hello all
by newbeone Today at 12:07 pm

» Nomadic’s Diary - An Italian SFG Orto/Vegetable Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:51 am

» New from OK City
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:48 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:45 am

» Comfrey
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:25 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:08 am

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:56 am

» Making Smoothies
by RoOsTeR Today at 9:03 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:25 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:11 am

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:06 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:57 am

» New For 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 12:39 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» Hello from MN
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:40 pm

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by kauairosina Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» Raised beds already made.
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:32 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:16 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco 3/25/2017, 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals 3/25/2017, 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising 3/25/2017, 8:25 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue 3/25/2017, 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 3/25/2017, 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 3/25/2017, 4:10 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garden Journals

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Garden Journals

Post  rrsmith60 on 1/30/2012, 1:12 pm

As I’m new to the forum (not to SFG) this subject might have been discussed to death, however I’m curious to know if others out in SFG land maintain a gardening journal.

I’ve been keeping one for the past 7 years and I’m always amazed at how many times I refer to it.

I write in it from the beginning of winter planning through fall garden clean-up. My journals are spiral bound and 5”x7”x1-1/2” thick (never counted the pages). I’m starting my 8th one this year.

I draw plans for boxes, landscape layout dreams, sketch plants (not well) and mostly make observation regarding my garden and plan for the coming season. I record what the ph was, how much and what kinds of amendments, growth (or lack of) and production. I also record the rainfall in the garden and LFD and FFD.

I can’t tell you how therapeutic it is to record your joy, success and failures in the garden as well as creating a wonderful reference tool to have of ones garden.

So, how many of you do garden journal?
avatar
rrsmith60

Posts : 38
Join date : 2012-01-25
Location : Georgetown, KY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  quiltbea on 1/30/2012, 1:41 pm

Yes, I also keep a garden journal which is smaller than yours but I get all the pertinent data I need. Sometimes I have to look back to find what date I did what and so forth, so its been helpful. Daily hi and lo temps, rainfall or snowfall, what was planted, harvested, what sections watered, all go down in the journal. Separate garden bed and cold frame plans are drawn in the front pages so I know what is planted where. In fact, I still enter daily temps and weather, rain and snowfall since I do a journal for each spring thru winter season and haven't started mine for this year yet. I'll start my new journal Feb 1st since I start seeds indoors in Feb.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4625
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  Mamachibi on 1/30/2012, 2:06 pm

I do. It's in a three-ring binder because I keep a lot of my records online during the off season. Everything gets printed out and put in a binder at the start of the season. I track weather info, daily notes, photos of bugs and weeds and plants, and there's a whole section for field trials of the first plantings of different varieties.

At the end of the year, I weed out what I don't need and have it comb-bound at Staples.
avatar
Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  Unmutual on 1/30/2012, 2:55 pm

I have repeatedly tried to keep a journal and repeatedly failed. One day I might get it going...

Unmutual

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 396
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 44
Location : Greater New Orleans Area Westbank(Zone 9b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  littlesapphire on 1/30/2012, 3:30 pm

I started keeping a journal last year, in a bright green three ring binder. I mostly used it to work out plans for the future, like the layout of my veggies, and to keep track of when I first harvested each plant. I also kept a pretty good record of how many pounds of tomatoes I harvested, lol.
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  camprn on 1/30/2012, 6:33 pm

I keep a journal for gardening in a 3 ring binder and my bee journal on the computer. I am going to try and track my planting this year on Folia too.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  miinva on 1/31/2012, 9:22 am

I'm with Unmutual, I've tried but haven't succeeded. Hope springs eternal Smile

A glance at the blog linked in my signature will attest to my poor data tracking skills Wink

miinva

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-04-29
Age : 48
Location : Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Journals

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum