Spring is finally here and as such, my thoughts are turning to my garden and I am itching to get going out there. Over the past couple of years I have kept a garden journal as a means to track what’s happening out there and capture any plans, but this year it makes more sense to me to incorporate this into my bullet journal as that’s where I keep everything else these days, so I’ve been thinking about how I can be using my bullet journal for gardening.
I have always included a small section about the garden in my monthly review spread (you can see how I set up my bullet journal monthly over on YouTube), but as it takes up more of my time over spring and summer, I am giving it a few spreads.
So far I have a task list for this month in there, some longer term thoughts and ideas and a couple of quotes to inspire and get me working hard out there this month!
These spreads are just to get me started and back into the swing of things again. Longer term, over the next few months, I have plans to track a few things and make plans as I go along. I’m off to Gardener’s World Live again in June, so I know I will come back from that ready to splurge a load more ideas out onto pages to remind me to try them!
Here are a few ideas of things that could be included:
Plants and seeds to buy
Projects and ideas
Sketches of the garden
Plants that need moving and to where
Creating a wildlife garden
Sketches of flowers/trees
Journal tracking what’s flowering when
Plans to encourage wildlife into the garden
Lists of wildlife spotted
Months to sow
Creating a cut-flower patch
Sketches of minibeasts and birds visiting
Roses that are needed! (I only have around two dozen, clearly more are required)
Do you include gardening in your bullet journal?