Not a lot of casual home gardeners actually keep gardening journals. But keeping a journal of your gardening efforts — winter or summer — can help you remember from year to year what works well in your yard, what triumphs and mistakes you’ve made, and how you can learn from those ups and downs. Anyone who wants to improve their garden and be a successful grower of winter (or summer) crops should really be keeping a gardening journal. Here are some specific ways keeping a gardening journal can help you.
1. You Can Keep Notes on New Plants
When you grow a plant you’ve never tried before, keeping notes in your journal about your experience can really help you, should you decide to grow it again in the future. Also, you can do some research online and print out the helpful tips you find about that species, so you’ll always have something to refer to when questions arise.