It is time to plant those seeds! Nothing pulls me out of the winter blues like getting my Garden Party Started. I recently pulled my seed packets out of the freezer and started planning our garden.
(Yes, you can freeze your seed to use next year. No, you don’t need fancy freezing containers. Yes, the seeds will sprout next year. Did I just blow your mind?)
You may have seen my Instagram post or my Facebook post where I admitted my seed packet buying problem. The struggle is REAL y’all. The packages are so colorful. It just sends my imagination into overdrive to dream of my perfect little garden.
Are you planting a garden this year? Then let’s talk about….
Garden Record Keeping
So just like I keep written records on my cows and bees, I keep a garden journal as well. Because I’m a nerd like that. Oh, and I also keep it on paper (and not my phone), because I’m old-school like that. I created this little Garden Journal page for record keeping.
This handy little gem helps you keep track of what you have planted, when to expect it to grow, and when to expect it to harvest. Spaces for plant observation are also handy to help you keep track of what is going on with your plants like tracking pests, or when you water (because if you’re like me, you tend to over-water).
Do you want one? Enter your email address here, and I’ll send it right over!
There is even a place on the page to staple your seed packet. Now, if you are like me, you do not plant every seed in the packet, BUT you can’t stand throwing the seeds away. I get it. To circumvent this problem, I copy the back of the seed packet and put it on my journal page. Then I pack up my seed packets and put them back in the freezer until next planting season.
Lastly, if you are growing vegetables, there is a place for you to write down recipes you want to try. I am notorious for finding a recipe I want to try, buying/growing the ingredients, then forgetting where I saw the recipe. Maybe you’re not as scatter-brained as me, but there is a space for you to write it down, nonetheless.
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your journal page!