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Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2011
1:32 AM

Post #8334492

We all sometimes have great intentions but we never seem to get "round tuit." I have a tendency to print off too much material from gardening websites/blogs. I have a problem of filing that stuff, so it piles up. I saw a picture on one of the websites showing a file index, but I don't know how to do that on the computer. I don't know if I even have the software for it on my computer. What categories do you use most in your gardening journal. I only sow flower seeds;no veggies, trees or shrubs. Maybe your ideas could work for my journal. Would you mind sharing your ideas?
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

January 28, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8335930

I use a scrawl journal because I found that I did not take the time to keep
computer spread sheets up to date.
I write on one side of the pages according to dates that I seed or plant or see something bloom.
On the opposite page I scribble notes on the seeds or plants that I come across.
In the winter I can go back and see what worked well or what changes need to be made.
A digital camera is also a good record accessory for gardeners.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8336612

I try... and I have good intentions... but i usually fail on all aspects of 'journaling' with the exception of my spreadsheet.

I have a spiral notebook that i use when i am winter sowing.. .that info gets put into my spreadsheet.

I was always hoping one day to do a journal with images... but i've never gotten the time to sit and do that.
GardenDroid
Puyallup, WA

February 22, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8385945

I use microsoft onenote. You can create pages and sections just like a virtual notebook, and you can drag and drop pictures onto the pages as well. I keep sections for each type of plant and bring in pictures I take through the season. Makes for a great way of keeping track of your progress and what you did year over year.

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