Why a Garden Journal is Your Most Valuable Tool
Why Should You Bother Keeping a Garden Journal?
Because if you want to minimize mistakes and maximize successes and enJOYment in your garden, being observant and recording what you see is essential. Even a few brief notes in a Garden Journal can make a massive difference.
Most of us think we’ll remember what we’ve seen or done in our garden. But, time is a funny thing. It’s so easy to forget with the busyness of life, what we saw or did, and when that occurred. Where did last year go? In a flash!
Have you ever noticed holey leaf damage on a plant? Have greedy insects beaten you to it? It can be disheartening and frustrating to feel you can’t do anything about it.
- But what if you knew that at a certain time each year, grasshopper eggs were going hatch?
- What if you kept a record so you could put preventative controls in place to avoid that damage?
- Would that be valuable?
- Wouldn’t you feel a sense of satisfaction knowing what to expect and what actions to take when?