I would use a chart like this the whole while of the season. It would be really easy to make notes during the growing season, what the bugs ate, when planted, days to harvest, things like that. Even post harvest-how did it keep, how did it taste? Stuff like that.
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You Could use this from the beginning of the year to the end... Here's a printable sheet to help you finish this year and start next year !
from The Prairie Homestead ....( Not Me)
It never ceases to amaze me how I can forget the most obvious details of our homestead from year to yearÖ
When Iím in the thick of a certain season or project, it seems like a no-brainer that Iíll remember every detail, but it never fails that Iíll find myself struggling to remember how many goat babies we had last year or how much we paid for our hayÖ
My binder has been a lifesaver for me. I pretty much do a brain dump every time I finish something, and itís such a relief to have all my notes in one spot.
One of the most helpful aspects of my binder is the gardening section. I can never, ever remember what I bought, planted, or harvested from year to year, so keeping notes in my binder has been vital to prevent me from making the same mistakes over and over again. (Although sometimes I still doÖ)
At the end of each gardening season, I write down notes about each vegetable that I planted. Itís so handy to whip that page out when Iím ordering seeds the following winterĖ especially since some of the heirloom varieties have some pretty funky names.
And you can do the same with the Garden Tracker printable Iíve created for you today.
On this printable sheet, youíll find a space to write down: What veggies you planted What variety they were Yields Miscellaneous other notes (Did that plant prefer the shade or sun? Did it need more/less fertilizer?) This printable .PDF file is entirely FREE.
(You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to download it.)
Feel free to print out as many copies as you like and share it with your friends!
(If you prefer not to use color ink to print this, simply change your printer settings to black and white or greyscale.)
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