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I save seeds also, Part of the adventure is seeing what grows. I plant 4 varieties of watermelon I don't label seed I just save what I like. Same with tomatoes, beans, cantaloupe, When asked what variety, My answer "Home Grown" most are heirloom and we don't know the real name, some are Granny's or Uncle Whoever gave us the seed to start with. Or named for fruit color, Pink, Red, or yellow tomato.
I understand that "real" gardeners keep track of what they plant and what they plant it next to, and what the outcome was too. that's how people learned that certain plants improve the production of other plants if they're planted next to each other. we've kept a basic garden for over 38 years and never thought to keep a journal, but I'm thinking that would be a good idea to hopefully learn more about the plants and how to improve.
I'd also like to keep track of what varieties I plant so I can know if I need to try another variety, and also to be able to save seed and know what I have. My mother in law used to save seed but never labeled it so we never knew what it was, precisely.
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One year I keep a journal of what I planted, when it would germinate and when to harvest. Now days I just jot ii on the calender.
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Boy you guys are better than me w/those details. I'm lucky if I can keep up w/my checkbook!!
I did however, start a Joy Journal (or a Blessings Journal).
Edited by: PUSHWAIT at: 4/20/2011 (13:57)
Kaki, You sound like me....
I do keep track of when I saw my first Robin of the year. And the first Daffodil, tupils, etc.
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I've tried to keep track of weather, plantings (where and what), and harvest...I go gung ho in the spring and then when the heat and humidity arrive, I taper off...
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I think it is a good idea but I would only log what I pick and what I put by. I don't like alot of details, I want gardening to be fun for me. I have enough paperwork in my business. I have a couple of books for other reasons and yes I will get myself a book for this, I will call it June's Harvest, starting in 2011. I make Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, the 36 inch ones and I have always wished I would have kept count. Also, an old friend of mine told me she numbers the baskets she weaves and logs them, I started doing that too. I really like this club, it is my favorite on SKYPE. Happy Digging! Missnuggy
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