Creating a Garden Calendar – Day 14 Keeping track along the way

We are working our way through a series called “Creating a Garden Calendar“.  If this is your first time joining us, welcome.  You are not too late to join us.  Grab a calendar, pen, and beverage of choice.  You will be right wehre we are in no time.

Today we are not going to be adding to the garden calendar.  Instead I want to mention something that may want to do as the gardening season progresses.  That is, make notes of dates, times or quantities on your garden calendar.

Things you can take note of as time goes on:

  • how much you spent on seeds
  • when you ordered seeds or purchased transplants
  • when “first” harvest of a specific plant happened
  • when you tilled
  • when applied fertilizer
  • when and/or how long you weeded
  • how many new canning jars or freezer bags/jars you bought and for how much
  • how many jar of something canned, quarts frozen, etc.

The purpose of this is so you will have a better understanding of your garden or preservation.  Next year you will be able to reference these dates, times or quantities to get a better sense of when things happen or how long they take.

What are items you want to take note of?  Are there things from last year that you wish you remembered this year?