Garden Log Book

Although we’re not able to see each other in person – I’m still having regular catch-ups with Dad about what’s going on in the garden!

Dad keeps a record of what he’s growing and what’s successful or not and he recently told me that he also keeps a list of which species of butterflies he’s seen each year. I felt inspired to start my own garden log book!

I stocked up on lovely Amy Blackwell notebooks when she had a collection in Sainsbury’s – and I’ve been saving this last one for a special occasion… It’s perfect for my garden book!

 I’ve been enjoying identifying butterflies and also decided to keep a log of birds. We don’t get many in our garden because there are so many cats around, but blue tits have started to regularly visit the cianthus.

I’ve always kept a note of my crop rotation, but I normally forget where I’ve written it down or saved it, so it’ll be lovely keeping all my notes in one place.

Please note – brokali is a kale/broccoli hybrid- not just a misspelling! Please forgive any other spelling errors though…

I’m keeping more detailed notes about each fruit/veg, including the seed packets so that I can see what’s worked and avoid repeating things that failed.

Do you keep a garden log book? Have you got any tips?!

6 thoughts on “Garden Log Book

  1. Love your garden notebooks Jem. I’ve just started following Monty Don on Instagram and the daily pictures of his garden, plants, and flowers are really brightening my day – highly recommend!

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  2. I do not keep a garden log book, and I make all notes on bird and insect/butterfly sightings in my field guides. I love the idea of a special log for these things. I use one for holiday meals, but think the garden log is a fantastic idea. I am off to start one! Jem, you and your father are an inspiration. Give him a virtual hug for me!! haha!

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  3. I love your garden log book! That is such a great idea. I only use an app to help me keep track of when to water certain plants and information on planting/harvesting, etc. I like the idea of keeping track of what worked and what didn’t as well as the seed packets though.

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