Diggers 3 Year Garden Journal
The Diggers 3 Year Garden Journal lets you see the same week across three years on a single page spread, divided into vertical columns to make it easy to compare and make notes, year on year. At the top of each column are your key observations for the week, including weather, average rainfall, what’s in flower and what you are harvesting. These may change each year, which will help with planning future years. Below this is a space for you to record all other pertinent information for that week - key tasks and activities and other seasonal observations - with room in the final column for drawing, miscellaneous notes and garden plans. Aside from weekly journaling, there are also several charts to help you document your harvest and record the yield of crops and how they perform in your garden. We know that all gardeners trial and test myriad varieties each season, just like we do in the Diggers gardens, and keeping your own records aids in choosing and growing what suits your garden.
We’ve also included monthly seed sowing suggestions based on Australia's sowing regions, so you don’t miss an opportunity to sow and grow your favourites, as well as tips and tricks for starting a vegie garden, organic pest control and, of course, plenty of space for seasonal notes. Recording rainfall, sunlight observations, wind and frost all help to diagnose what was going on in your garden at the time you recorded your observations and notes. If it was unusually cold, plants will usually put on very little growth, and if you’ve had a frost, this may spell disaster for soft-fleshed plants like agaves. If recorded at the time, you’ll be able to find the rhythm of your garden and put your weekly notes into context with your climate and prevailing weather conditions. Ultimately, this is your journal, your gardening record, so we encourage you to make it what you need and record the information you want to remember from one year to the next.