Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mostly about organizing...

A few weeks ago Jenni @ Rainy Day Gardener had the idea of organizing all of my scraps of ideas from magazines and pictures into one book so  that it wouldn't be a mess. It took me a while to get all of it together, but here it is. I had a tab for perennials, annuals, projects, misc, and garden. Then I just glued each article on the pages so that I can refer back to them. I also hole punched a few articles and plans I have and put them in. Hopefully this will keep my hodgepodge file drawer cleaner. 

While doing this, I also marked all of my garden seeds that I'm going to be planting in Johnny's Seed Catalog. This way I can keep track so of the varieties and how they did. While doing this, I noticed a section before each of the plant types (example: Peas, Carrots, Squash, etc) that had really good growing information. From planting depth and distance, proper pH levels, diseases, and a germination guide. Even if you don't buy from them, it may be worth looking into for lots of good info. I'll try to post some of them as I do my early starts.

marked pages

Growing instructions


  1. Wow you are organized. I love Johnny's - they are a wealth of information and a great selection. I've not ordered seeds much the past few years as I've not grown as much. I miss it a bit.

  2. Look at you!! I love it and you've totally got me beat on the organizing front. I've been stuffing everything in a notebook and have yet to glue it and make it nice. Well, you are inspiring. I think that I'll get my rear in gear and get to it this week :) Cheers, Jenni

  3. I did the same thing on my way home from Costa Rica! not as organized, of coarse. I really enjoy the "Growing instructions" too. I learn more every year.
    Artichokes are the new plant I am going to try this year. The Dill's Giant Atlantic pumpkins were a success and I learned so much about growing pumpkins.

    Love your blog. It is really inspiring.