When Angi from scheiderpeeps.com offered me an opportunity to review a copy of her new e-book The Gardening Notebook, I leapt at the chance. After all, I am passionate about gardening but yet, despite my total administrator personality, have yet to find a great system to keep track of my garden successes and failures from year to year. In truth, this blog has been the best record of my garden to date, with photo updates and posts about vegetables I have grown and loved.
The Gardening Notebook is divided into several sections: first, practical tips on the how-to’s of gardening, such as Enriching the Garden, Pests, Problems, and Solutions, and Plan. Next, the e-book includes printable worksheets with cultivation, pest, and harvesting and storage tips for the most common vegetables and fruiting trees, along with space for your own notes. Finally, there are over 50 pages of printable worksheets on topics such as garden layout, planting by frost dates, a garden calendar, garden expense worksheets, and a monthly journal.
For those wanting to get truly organized about their gardening, The Gardening Notebook is a great tool. What I really appreciate is that the user can print what they feel is necessary or interesting to them, and create their own personalized notebook. I, for one, would love to use Angi’s guide to create a go-to calendar of when to plant each vegetable, by month.