The 2013 Galena garden journal
Sunday 10 February 2013
What a delight updating the vegetable list. It would be nice to someday get to the flower and indoor plant list, but it's also a delight having a goal in front of me. I'm sitting here in the office, looking at the veggie seeds in their box, the herbal seeds on the shelf, and the grow lights waiting for seedlings. I'm really looking forward to this growing year.
I've learned something from local master gardener Sandy Scotten. She has a notebook out in her garden to take notes and record what has happened in her garden. That's where I'm headed this year. Because of the high-intensity gardening in these parts, where we literally stuff a year's worth of growth into three hectic months, it isn't reasonable to expect that I'll have time at the end of the day to record things here daily. I can, however, walk the rows and record the times, dates, and observations of what I see at the moment, then relax as the snow falls and the temperature drops.
That would leave these pages for more artistic endeavors, at least in the summer. I have purchased a beautiful little photo gallery software to show off my plantings throughout the year. I can highlight the cool stuff, and not sweat the more research-oriented stuff. And I've been struggling for years with the concept of adequete record-keeping, something that notebook with help me with.
The planting starts soon! Quyana cakneq agayun!