I'm a hopeless creative—always bursting with new ideas and energy...but somehow I lose steam before I finish projects (gardens included). I'm not a flaky person, I just think it's overwhelm. There's so much to keep up with in my brain that I decide to switch to something simpler. I've tried gardening for several years in a row, but it always feels like I'm starting from scratch.
Shelly's Garden Journal is giving me the structure I needed to follow through with a garden, from sprouting the first seeds to ongoing maintenance. Every little thing a garden needs, she's got a spot for it in this journal...including places to make notes when something is "off" and you discover what it is.
The biggest tell-tale sign this is awesome? I'm USING IT. Writing things down is helping me feel less overwhelmed, so I can focus on one tiny step at a time. Gardening is more joyful this time around than ever before. I didn't have a black thumb, after all! I just needed this kind of organization to help my gardening efforts all hang together. THANK YOU, Shelly!
I love my gardening and am a sucker for garden planners. I particularly liked Shelly's planner for not only its thoroughness but also the small details she included which make life easier for me. The big one is all of the fields in the pdf are editable. For me, this is a big win because due to my carpal tunnel it has become harder for me to write over the years. I can still type though!
Other inclusions such as the Planting Calendar that shows all of the months of the year on one page will be something I print out and put on my wall. It will help me with forward planning a ton. It has a Seed Starting Tracker with all the right fields and a Garden Tasks for the Month page that actually has enough lines to make it useful to me! So much more too.
If you are a gardener - whether a long timer or just starting out, I recommend this planner. It will cover absolutely everything you need to track throughout the year.
This is exactly what my husband needed! He's a budding gardener trying to stay on top of what needs to be done and what he has done. Was that squash or cucumbers? ;-) This journal is the perfect place to take notes.