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Do you keep a gardeners journal?

Posted by lindaw-cincy 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 20:23

I promised to keep a journal last year, and I never got around to it. This year I am jotting down the things that worked, and did not work. Last year I had cannas, but forgot that the deer ate them-that is until this year when they ate them again. I have a limited amount of plants I can use due to deer. They ate my million belles but I used them in pots this year anyway. This year I tried gerber daisies, and they got eaten too. Liquid Fence does help, but you need to reapply frequently. Of course they ate the hosta, but the LF helped on them too. I had bag worms on my blue spruce, and my carpet roses have a disease. I hope I have better luck next year. Oh, and the deer ate the mimosa down to about 1 foot tall.

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RE: Do you keep a gardeners journal?

I've kept a weekly list of what's in bloom on and off for years, I find it helpful and usually jot down a few other notes while I'm sitting there.
This year I started a blog and find it keeps a pretty good record of the year, plus it reminds me to take pictures on a regular basis of both the good and the bad. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and so far I'm keeping up with it.

RE: Do you keep a gardeners journal?

A journal is a good idea, but my garden changes too much for me to spend time on one. Too much of the information would be obsolete within six months! I generally take photos regularly, and they get put into folders for future reference. The folders I go through for quick reference.

RE: Do you keep a gardeners journal?

Spreadsheets were made for gardening, weren't they?

RE: Do you keep a gardeners journal?

Nope- I do it all on the computer. Think I mentioned my obsessive garden-related list making on this other thread... link below ;-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Do you keep a JOURNAL?

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