Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Every year I vow to keep better records of my gardening successes and failures hoping this will lead to fewer failures in the future. What I always end up with is some notes written on a calendar, some in my planner, and some on scads of little pieces of paper that end up getting food spilled on them or lost.
This year I came up with a solution that works with my propensity to make notes. Rather than writing them all in a traditional garden journal, I have a collection of fabric (for more durability than paper) envelopes bound together with rings.
The idea is to write my notes on shipping tags. But if I do end up using a scrap of paper or a Post-It Note, it can be slipped in the envelope as well. If I get it transferred to a tag later, great! If not, at least it is in a safe place protected from dirt and spills.
A tutorial for making this garden journal can be found on the Fiskars website.