The past couple of years I have grown a small number of vegetables and herbs in containers on the back patio of our townhouse. Now that we’re in a house with a yard, I’m going to have the opportunity to have a “real” garden for the first time. I’m going from just a couple of different varieties to nearly twenty! With that in mind, I decided that I would start a Gardening Journal, to keep track of what I was planting, what worked well, what didn’t go so well, and everything in between.
In the end, I’m hoping to create a journal with a 3-ring binder that is part log, part scrapbook. I want it to be informational but also pretty to look at. The first thing I created was this seed starting log since I will be starting some of my seeds indoors the last week of February. I based this log on one available from Martha Stewart. I just altered it slightly, because I thought a source column would be helpful so I could determine if seeds from certain companies performed better than others.
Now, if you search, you will find lots of different sites where you can plug in your zip code and find a generic seed sowing schedule for a variety of common vegetables. I decided to use this log because there were some discrepancies between different guides, and I figured the safest bet would be to sow according to the directions on each seed packet based on my average last frost date.
You can print your own seed starting log below. I purposely made it slightly off center, to allow a 3-hole punch on the left side. Happy gardening!